What is Temazepam (Restoril)?
Temazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine hypnotic primarily prescribed for short-term insomnia. The most commonly prescribed versions of temazepam are Restoril and Normison.
Like other benzodiazepine drugs, temazepam stimulates GABA neurotransmitters and suppress over-activity in the central nervous system.
Taking temazepam or any of its brand names (Restoril/Normison) for longer times leads to physical and psychological dependence.
What is Temazepam (Restoril) prescribed for?
Temazepam is prescribed for the treatment of insomnia symptoms, such as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Temazepam can also be used for anxiety and panic disorders, as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy or as a muscle relaxant.
Restoril is a short-acting benzodiazepine that should not be taken for more than two weeks.
Temazepam is commonly abused along other drugs – alcohol, heroin or other painkillers – in order to increase their effects – for example for the relief of cocaine’s side-effects. Combining benzodiazepines with other drugs exposes the user to potentially fatal consequences by dangerously increasing the levels of chemicals in the brain.
Temazepam withdrawal has similar symptoms to withdrawal from alcohol. Common temazepam withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, insomnia, hypersensitive senses, severe depression, mood swings, panic attacks, hallucinations, fatigue, short-term memory loss or amnesia and even fatal seizures.
Detoxification from Temazepam (Restoril)
Temazepam detox should only be carried in a professional environment, under medical supervision because Restoril withdrawal symptoms can be severe and can take a long time.
At Castle Craig, we provide a medically supervised temazepam (Restoril) detox programme. Our priority is each patient’s physical and psychological safety. To that end, temazepam (Restoril) detox starts with a thorough mental and psychological evaluation by our Consultant Psychiatrist. Each patient is subsequently prescribed a personalised detox regime.
We have nursing staff on-site 24/7, which ensures round-the-clock medically monitored temazepam (Restoril) / (Normison) detox. Nurses check each patient’s vitals and their ongoing medical progress, so that their detox dose can be adjusted accordingly and comfortably minimise temazepam withdrawal symptoms.
The safest temazepam (Restoril) / (Normison) detox method is tapering off the drug slowly over time by gradually reducing the medication dose. In order to assist the body to gradually readjust and ease temazepam withdrawal symptoms, other safe medication may be used.
Rehab Treatment for Temazepam (Restoril) / (Normison) Addiction
Temazepam (Restoril) / (Normison) detox is not enough to get the patient’s mental and physical system back on track. Castle Craig’s specialised drug rehabilitation programme treats both the physical and psychological symptoms of Temazepam addiction in a therapeutic, change-inducing environment.
Our residential rehab programme for Restoril/Normison addiction brings healthy habits back into the patient’s life. Our treatment programme is structured into a daily routine of specialist group therapy, complementary therapies, 12-step support groups, lectures and shared activities, regular meals and exercise.
Through a personalised treatment plan, each patient is guided by their personal therapist in individual sessions. We also provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based tool for treating addiction.
Throughout the Restoril / Normison treatment programme, the patient is helped to identify the Restoril addiction’s root causes, devise new coping strategies and unwind the mental and emotional damage brought on by addiction.
Temazepam recovery also requires alternative sleep treatments in order to counteract insomnia. In our mindfulness therapy and relaxation therapy sessions, we teach the principles of a healthy sleep hygiene and help improve the quantity and quality of sleep without using drugs.
We want to remain part of our patients’ support network after treatment is complete. Each patient receives their personalised two-year aftercare plan and is encouraged to use our recovery resources regularly.
Get Help for Temazepam (Restoril) / (Normison) Addiction
If you or someone you know is trying to overcome a temazepam addiction or is addicted to any of its brand names: (Restoril) / (Normison), we can arrange quick pre-assessment and admission. Contact us today.
Page last reviewed and clinically fact-checked | February 3, 2020