Nitrazepam, more commonly known by its brand name Mogadon, is a sedative that is sometimes prescribed for insomnia, anxiety and epilepsy. Since it was introduced in 1965, it has become very widely used but it can also be incredibly addictive like many of the other medications in the Benzodiazepine family. Mogadon addiction can develop rapidly and once someone is addicted, it can be very difficult to give up the drug without professional treatment. Liberty House has helped many people overcome addiction to Mogadon and we can help you get started on your recovery journey too.
Mogadon works by depressing the central nervous system and is taken by people both as a legitimate medication and for recreational purposes. For instance, people might take it to relieve the symptoms of anxiety or help them sleep if they have insomnia. Unfortunately, Mogadon is often abused because it helps people to feel more relaxed or to “come down” after taking stimulants like cocaine.
Even if you are taking Mogadon legitimately, it is important to be aware of the risk of Mogadon addiction.
Mogadon addiction is defined as the compulsive use of the drug despite negative consequences.
Mogadon addiction can develop in different ways. Some people start taking Mogadon legitimately but then find that they need to take more and more of the drug to get the same effect. This is because tolerance develops quickly with Mogadon and people can easily become dependent on the drug. Others start taking Mogadon recreationally and then find that they cannot stop taking it as they too become physically dependent on it.
Mogadon addiction involves both this physical dependence and psychological dependence. There are various underlying psychological and environmental factors which can increase the likelihood of you developing Mogadon addiction. These include:
Identifying any prescription drug addiction, such as a reliance on Mogadon, can be trickier than spotting illegal drug addiction because you may have been instructed to take Mogadon by a doctor. However, there are some tell-tale signs that may indicate you have an addiction. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
If you answer yes to any of these questions, it’s possible that you have a Mogadon addiction and should seek professional help. Liberty House can help you to overcome your Mogadon addiction and have a fresh start in life.
Physical health effects of nitrazepam addiction can include:
Mental health effects of nitrazepam addiction can include:
The effects of nitrazepam addiction on life can be far-reaching and devastating. You could lose your job, home, and family as a result of your addiction and even experience legal troubles as nitrazepam is a controlled substance in the UK.
Enabling a Mogadon addiction is a serious issue because it will make the problem worse and stop your loved one from seeking the help they need. Ask yourself these three questions:
If the answer is yes, then you need to think about how to change your behaviour. This will be hard, but it may be vital in helping your loved one overcome their Mogadon addiction. Instead of these enabling behaviours, here are some ways you can help:
Mogadon detox is the process of ridding your body of the drug. It is best done under medical guidance at a professional Mogadon detox centre like Liberty House, as Mogadon withdrawal can be dangerous and can include:
At Liberty House, our experienced medical staff will help to make you as comfortable as possible while you complete the Mogadon detox and will also provide you with any medication you need to manage Mogadon withdrawal symptoms.
During nitrazepam detox, nitrazepam withdrawal symptoms will usually start within 24 hours of your last dose and peak after two to three days. After this, they should start to subside within two weeks although some people may experience protracted withdrawal symptoms as those that result from benzodiazepine addiction can last for months. If you have protracted nitrazepam withdrawal, Liberty House will speak to your GP, so you continue to get treatment and support after you have returned home.
While detox is necessary to break your physical dependence on the drug, the aim of rehab treatment is to address the root causes of your addiction and help you to develop the skills you need to maintain your sobriety in the long term.
Liberty House offers inpatient Mogadon rehab as we believe that this is the best environment for recovery. This means that you reside at the centre for the duration of your treatment so you can fully immerse yourself in recovery groups and support. Our residential Mogadon rehab centre provides no distractions or access to Mogadon, offers 24/7 care and support and will give you the opportunity to get to know the other people in recovery and bond with the therapists (who are in recovery themselves.) The people you meet during this time will enable you to start building your support network which can be so important for Mogadon addiction recovery.
The following addiction therapies and treatments are available as part of our Liberty House Mogadon Rehab programme:
These therapies and treatments are evidence-based and have been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of Mogadon addiction. If you or someone you know is struggling with Mogadon addiction, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Participating in aftercare once you have completed Mogadon rehab is just as important as the first part of your journey, as it will help you ease your way back into your day-to-day life. It can be difficult to maintain your sobriety when you return home as you will be faced with old triggers and temptations. That’s why we offer an aftercare programme which includes weekly group therapy sessions where you can share your experiences, seek advice about Mogadon cravings and offer support to others. Our aftercare programme lasts for a full year and is free for all UKAT clients.
Relapse is when you go back to taking Mogadon after a period of sobriety. It is a common occurrence (around 40-60% of people relapse after receiving addiction treatment). While it can be frustrating, it is important to know that relapse is an opportunity to learn and to do things differently next time.
The following are some tips to help you prevent relapse:
If you do relapse, it is important not to let it get you down. Remember how far you have come and try to look at it as just another obstacle to overcome. With perseverance and the right support, you will get there.
If you or someone you know is struggling with Mogadon addiction, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Liberty House. We have a proven track record in helping people to overcome their Mogadon addiction and we can help you too. Get in touch with us today and our admissions team will help you get started on your road to recovery.