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Halcion is a brand of triazolam that is prescribed for the short-term treatment of anxiety and insomnia. It belongs to the benzodiazepine class and works similar to other benzodiazepines by acting on the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor. It is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant and gives the user a calm and relaxed feeling. Halcion is used to initiate and maintain sleep. Street names for it include Candy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, and Trunks.

Long-term use or abuse of Halcion can lead to tolerance, dependency, and eventually addiction. Here is all you need to know about Halcion addiction therapy and how to win the battle.

What Is Halcion

Halcion is a CNS depressant used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, anxiety, and panic disorders. It works through the GABA receptors like other benzodiazepines. Halcion is available in various dosages and can only be obtained by prescription.

Indications for Use

Triazolam is indicated for the treatment of sleeping disorders. It helps to initiate sleep and maintain sleep for a longer time.

Halcion Analogs

Analogs of Halcion are temazepam (Restoril), diazepam (Valium), flurazepam (Dalmane) and lorazepam (Ativan).

The Effects of Halcion Abuse

When a patient takes Halcion for an extended period, it causes tolerance, which means a higher dose is needed to get the same effect. This could ultimately lead to addiction. There are short-term and long-term effects of Halcion abuse.

Short-Term Effects

Short-term effects usually disappear as soon as the patient’s body gets used to the drug. They are:

  • Tiredness
  • Hangover
  • Drowsiness and dizziness
  • Aggression
  • Agitation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Behavioral changes

Long-Term Effects

The long effect may need rehabilitation to solve. They include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Sweating
  • Stomach cramps
  • Hallucinating

Symptoms and Signs of Halcion Use

It is essential to know the signs and symptoms of Halcion addiction to know when to seek help. Addiction can set in as quickly as two weeks and the symptoms can be physical, psychological, or behavioral.

Physical Symptoms

  • Uncoordinated walking
  • Shaky hands
  • Slurred speech
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Dry skin
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Sleepwalk

Psychological Symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Extreme confusion
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations

Behavioral Symptoms

  • Doctor shopping for multiple Halcion prescriptions
  • Obtaining the drug illegally
  • Using Halcion for recreational purposes
  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Inability to quit using the drug despite the side effects

Halcion Addiction Treatment Options

There are many options available for the treatment of Halcion addiction. The choice of treatment depends on the level and severity of the addiction. They are:

  • Medical detoxification
  • Addiction education
  • Mental addiction therapy

Your treatment plan may include more than one option, and you may be treated in an inpatient or outpatient facility depending on the severity.

Medical Treatment for Halcion Addiction

Medical detoxification is an expert-supervised approach to lessen or prevent Halcion withdrawal symptoms. It is a gradual reduction of the drug dose over a period. Detoxification may be detrimental if done at home without expert supervision. Patients may be prescribed a combination of drugs to manage the withdrawal symptoms, and is called medication-assisted therapy.

Inpatient Treatment vs. Outpatient Treatment for Halcion Addiction

An inpatient facility is recommended for patients with severe conditions. The patient is formally hospitalized in a controlled environment under the close supervision of an expert. Patients may spend up to 90 days in the inpatient facility depending on the severity of the condition.

Contrarily, the outpatient facility allows patients to maintain their daily routine while receiving treatment. Patients come for their appointment as and when they happen. It is usually for patients with less severe symptoms or patients who were previously in an inpatient facility for a follow-up.

Process and Stages of Halcion Addiction Treatment in Dr.Vorobjev Clinic

Many addicts don’t realize they need help and fighting addiction alone is a tough battle. The first consultation with our team of experts is to enlighten and allay the patient’s fears. It will then be followed by a personalized treatment plan that will help them break the cycle of addiction.

Diagnosis of Halcion Addiction

Diagnosis is an extensive process to understand the patient’s level of addiction, their health status and determine the best treatment option. We follow the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders guidelines for the diagnosis.

Halcion Detoxification Treatment

There will be a medical detoxification for patients at high risk of Halcion withdrawal symptoms. This is to eliminate or lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms that may cause the patient to relapse. It is an expert-supervised procedure to cleanse the drug from the patient’s body.

Addiction Education

To support a patient’s mental health, promote self-discovery, and encourage healthy lifestyles, we also offer addiction education to them. Addiction education is a key component of the treatment strategy that speeds up recovery.

Aftercare

A follow-up visit will be scheduled with the patient to successfully reintegrate them into the real world and support their coping mechanisms. Our training specialist’s aftercare visit encourages self-efficacy, promotes maintaining good relationships, and aids in preventing relapse.

Average Length of Halcion Addiction Treatment

The average length of addiction treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s symptoms and their health status. It may last a couple of months if their symptoms are severe.

Effectiveness of Treatment for Halcion Addiction

Our successful track record proves that our Halcion addiction treatment approach is effective. Though addiction treatment needs a lifelong commitment, it can be enhanced by your circle of friends. Healthy relationships help you to remain sober.

Cost of Halcion Addiction Treatment

The cost depends on the length and type of treatment. Patients with severe symptoms usually stay longer than those with less severe symptoms. The average cost of triazolam addiction treatment usually starts from 2,700 €.

Doctors

Our doctors only use advanced and effective treatment methods for Halcion addiction. They have a wealth of experience to help you break the cycle of addiction.

Patents and Certificates

We are drug and alcohol treatment counselors that are certified and licensed. In addition, we have specialists that are registered to provide patients a comprehensive continuum of care. Our addiction physicians plan the required course of therapy for each patient with an emphasis on their recovery and development. We support the safe delivery of our treatments that change lives.

Reviews

“I got hooked on Halcion while treating insomnia. When I realized that I couldn’t quit, I went to Dr. Vorobjev’s clinic in Belgrade. Not only they helped me to get rid of my addiction. With the psychologist we found the cause of my problems with falling asleep and learned how to control it. Now I don’t need drugs or sleeping pills. Thank you!”

Svetislav Spasih
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