Temazepam Addiction Treatment

Published by John Gillen | Last updated: 21st May 2024 | All Sources


Clinically Reviewed by Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)

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Last Reviewed: 18th December 2023

Temazepam is a prescription drug which belongs to the benzodiazepine family.

It is used to treat short-term insomnia and depression in people who struggle to fall asleep. Like other types of benzodiazepine drugs, Temazepam works by slowing down the central nervous system. It does this by stimulating the brain to increase the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which in turn helps the user feel relaxed.

Those who have developed a chronic use and addiction will find that they snort Temazepam or inject it to enter a euphoric state.

Those using Temazepam for two months or longer will find that their body will build up a tolerance to the drug and will need to consume far higher quantities of the drug to reach their desired effects.

It’s a sad and regrettable fact that Temazepam overdoses are common in the United Kingdom. Its history is no joyous fact either; Temazepam caused huge harm in the ’80s, and 35 years later, legislative changes to prescription writing requirements for Temazepam were passed.

Overdoses are often caused when Temazepam is mixed with other drugs such as opioids and alcohol. This was the cause of the death of Australian Hollywood actor Heath Ledger in 2008.

If you are a Temazepam user and are concerned you’re developing or have already developed a Temazepam addiction, contact our friendly team today so we can help.

Our free 24-hour helpline is manned by people who will be able to advise you honestly about your Temazepam use.


Temazepam Side Effects

Like other benzodiazepine drugs, Temazepam causes a number of unpleasant side effects. These side effects include:

  • Rash
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Intense sweating
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Memory loss
  • Diarrhoea
  • Tremors
  • Breathing difficulties, which can lead to coma and death

Temazepam can cause hangover-like symptoms, which may cause the user to feel sleepier. It is important to note that people who suffer from depression, other mental health problems, and lung disease are at a higher risk when taking Temazepam.


The Benefits of a Residential Rehab

Temazepam rehab will require your maximum effort, and being in our care 24 hours a day will help you be free of the distractions that life can bring. There are various benefits to residential rehab, including:

  • No Access to Drug and Alcohol
  • 24/7 Supervision and Support
  • Healthy diet
  • The ability to focus completely
  • Therapies which take place in the facility

Breaking a Temazepam addiction will not be easy alone, which is why we implore you to reach out and tackle the issue head-on. Cassiobury Court offers a 28-day rehabilitation that we are proud of.

Whilst four weeks might seem like a long time to be away from your normal life, it will be time well spent in safe surroundings as you come face to face with your dependency, which Cassiobury Court can help you to overcome.


Temazepam Rehab: A Step-by-Step Guide

The first part of your treatment will be a medically assisted drug detox. This will allow us to flush the toxins from your body that will have built up as a result of sustained Temazepam abuse. This will be a difficult time for your treatment as your body will react to losing access, and Temazepam withdrawal is a painful experience.

As such, Cassiobury Court will offer you a tapered detox programme in order to alleviate any discomfort caused by withdrawal symptoms. This involves Temazepam dosage being gradually reduced throughout the course of detox. We may also offer prescription drugs, such as chlordiazepoxide or diazepam, to help with withdrawal symptoms.

A detox from Temazepam will result in physical symptoms, such as tremors, seizures, confusion, convulsion and slurred speech. There are many similarities between Temazepam and alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Your withdrawal symptoms will generally ease within 7-10 days after the last time you took Temazepam. When your condition stabilises, the focus will shift to the psychological aspect of your treatment.

At Cassiobury Court, we offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) alongside Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which takes place with a qualified therapist or counsellor in order to help our clients understand the triggers of their addiction.

Once your therapy has been completed, we will sit down with you to draw up a bespoke relapse prevention and aftercare plan. We encourage you to join your local Narcotics Anonymous group and your aftercare sessions are free of charge in our clinic. The first year after your Temazepam rehab will be difficult, and the support network you have built up during your time with us will be vital to your continuing abstinence.


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An initial comprehensive telephone assessment will help us establish which stage of addiction you are in and what steps are required. We also offer friend and family referrals if you have a loved one who requires assistance.

If you decide that you need help and would like this to be provided by Cassiobury Court, upon your arrival at our clinic, you will also undergo a thorough examination by one of our doctors, who will perform a comprehensive assessment of your physical and psychological welfare.

The information we gather at this point will allow us to customise your treatment programme and consider all the personal factors that will shape your treatment.

You may well have some questions about Temazepam. Can you snort Temazepam? Can you take Temazepam with alcohol? We are here to answer your questions about Temazepam and to discuss what help you require.

Please call Cassiobury Court on 0800 001 4070 or text HELP to 83222, and let’s work together to help you lead a life free of Temazepam.

John Gillen

John Gillen - Author Last updated: 21st May 2024

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John also co-authors the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction, which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.

Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)

Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner) - Medical Reviewer - Last Reviewed: 18th December 2023

Dr. Olalekan Otulana MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, FRSPH, MBA (Cantab)

 Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction Physician. He has a specialist interest in Substance Misuse Management and he has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management (including detoxification) and residential rehabilitation of clients with various drug and substance addiction problems.  His main aim is to comprehensively assess patients with addiction problems and determine their treatment needs for medical detoxification treatments and psychological interventions. He is also experienced in managing patients who require dual drug and alcohol detoxification treatments.

A strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Cambridge University Judge Business School.