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Restoril (Temazepam) Addiction Treatment

Restoril, one of the brand names for temazepam, is a benzodiazepine that may be prescribed for the short-term treatment of insomnia.1 According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, temazepam is one of the top 5 most frequently prescribed benzodiazepines and one of the most common benzos diverted for non-medical use.2

Temazepam Addiction

Temazepam can be helpful when used as prescribed, but it can be misused, which means taking it in unintended ways, using doses other than prescribed, taking someone else’s prescription, or taking it to feel euphoria or get high.3 People may begin to misuse temazepam to experience its rewarding effects, which can reinforce compulsive patterns of use and contribute to the development of significant physiological dependence and, ultimately, addiction.1,4

Ongoing misuse can pose many dangers, including an increased risk of addiction, dependence, withdrawal, overdose, and other health risks.1 Misusing temazepam with other substances, particularly opioids or CNS depressants like alcohol, can increase the risk of overdose death and other adverse effects.1

Restoril addiction treatment is available to provide help for temazepam misuse. If you or someone you care about are struggling, you can benefit from learning more about Restoril misuse treatment and its benefits.

What to Expect with Restoril Addiction Treatment

Treatment for Restoril addiction can look different for each individual and can vary by facility. Everyone first receives an initial assessment/evaluation to determine the appropriate setting and placement for their needs.5 Treatment should be individualized based on your situation and needs so you will receive a customized treatment plan that’s right for you.5

While everyone’s temazepam addiction treatment plan can look different, people might begin a longer-term rehabilitation plan with a detox period to keep them safe and comfortable during withdrawal and prepare them for additional recovery work.6

Detox for Temazepam Addiction

Entering a professional detoxification center may be a beneficial first step toward recovery, especially due to the risks of severe and/or complicated benzo withdrawal. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) says that withdrawing from benzos without medical supervision is not advisable.7 SAMHSA advises hospitalization or another form of 24-hour medically supervised care for people withdrawing from benzos based on principles of safety and humanitarian concerns.7

Medical complications due to benzodiazepines like temazepam can in the most severe form include the risk of seizures and delirium.7 People, especially older adults, may also be at increased risk of potentially devastating events such as falls and myocardial infarction (heart attack) during withdrawal.4 Quitting at home on your own or cold turkey can be dangerous and is not advised as you will not have immediate access to potentially necessary medical care at home.

Though exact detox protocols may vary, people who undergo a supervised, professional detox might expect to receive the following services:5,7,8

  • Ongoing evaluations and clinical withdrawal severity assessments.
  • Medical supervision, progress monitoring, and pharmacological stabilization.
  • Medications to help make the withdrawal process safer and more comfortable and to reduce potential risks and complications. This involves a medically supervised tapering schedule, which usually means switching to a relatively longer-acting benzodiazepine like chlordiazepoxide or clonazepam before a gradual reduction in dose as you are stabilized and progress through withdrawal or switching to phenobarbital.
  • Treatment for polysubstance use. People who misuse multiple substances may require polysubstance withdrawal management since polysubstance use can complicate withdrawal.

Although detox is an important element of early recovery that can prepare you for further Restoril addiction treatment, for many people it is only the first step toward more comprehensive Restoril rehab and recovery.6

Inpatient Rehab for Temazepam Addiction

Residential rehab for Restoril addiction means that you live onsite at an inpatient rehab setting for the duration of treatment and receive round-the-clock care, monitoring, and attention. A range of treatment durations are available at inpatient rehab facilities to suit different recovery needs.

People who may benefit from inpatient Restoril rehab can include those struggling with severe benzo addiction who have co-occurring disorders or physical health conditions, who need a structured, supportive environment, who do not have safe or stable housing, and/or who lack a strong recovery support network.6,9

During your stay at a residential rehab for Restoril addiction, you will participate in structured daily programming that can involve different components. As there are no FDA-approved medications to treat sedative use disorders beyond the detox period, behavioral therapy typically serves as the cornerstone of recovery.8 People who enter a Restoril inpatient rehab may participate in different behavioral therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as counseling, education, relapse prevention skills training, mutual support groups, and other types of recovery supports.8,10

Outpatient Rehab for Restoril Addiction

Outpatient treatment for temazepam addiction means that you live at home but attend treatment on a regular schedule at a rehab for outpatient Restoril addiction treatment or other outpatient clinical setting. Outpatient treatment for temazepam addiction can be appropriate for people who present with less severe addictions, who do not have co-occurring mental health conditions, who are willing to attend regular appointments and counseling sessions, who have stable living situations and adequate social supports, and who have access to reliable transportation.6

Outpatient Restoril addiction treatment centers offer different lengths of treatment to suit individual needs, such as intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). Depending on the outcome of their assessments, people might start with more intensive treatment programs that involve attending multiple sessions per week, with programming gradually decreasing in intensity as they progress in recovery.9 They will generally then transition to regular outpatient treatment for temazepam addiction.9

People may participate in similar treatments to those offered by inpatient programs. This can include behavioral therapies, such as CBT, as well as mutual support groups, counseling, education, and relapse prevention skills training.8,9

Aftercare for Restoril Addiction

For many, recovery is a lifelong process that people work on every day. As with other types of chronic conditions, relapse can occur, which means a return to drug use after a period of abstinence.9 Aftercare, also known as continuing care, may help prevent relapse and provide beneficial support for your ongoing recovery.9

With the help of your treatment team, you will formulate an aftercare plan prior to completing rehab. Aftercare might include one or more of the following options:6,11

  • Sober living arrangements.
  • Continued participation in mutual support groups.
  • Engaging in individual counseling.
  • Participation in family therapy.
  • Ongoing in-person, phone, or online contact with your Restoril addiction treatment team.
  • Participating in alumni programs offered by your Restoril rehab center.
  • Regular follow-up visits with a doctor, nurse, or case manager.

Paying for Restoril Rehab

Paying for rehab out-of-pocket can be expensive, but there are many ways to cover the costs of treatment. Many treatment centers offer payment plans and/or accept private insurance or Medicaid.12 If you don’t have insurance or cost is a barrier, you may be able to find free or low-cost treatment centers, facilities that have sliding scale fees based on your income, or rehabs that offer other forms of payment assistance.12

If you have insurance, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 requires health insurers and group health plans to provide the same benefits for mental health care and substance use treatment and services that they do for medical and surgical care.12 So, depending on your insurance plan, some or all your costs may be covered. It can be advisable to look for a rehab center that is in-network with your health insurance plan, ask your insurance provider for a list of preferred facilities or providers, or check your insurance coverage using our verification form.13

Temazepam Rehab Facilities

Every treatment center is different and may offer various programs and therapies. When considering the right treatment program, you might consider issues such as:14

  • Location.
  • Cost/insurance.
  • The appropriate level of care.
  • The facility’s accreditation.
  • Whether they include families in the treatment process.
  • Whether they offer medical care.
  • Their programming and amenities.
  • How soon you can be seen.
  • The types of aftercare they provide.
  • Whether they offer specialty programs, such as programming geared toward LGBTQ+, teens, or Veterans.

American Addiction Centers can help people recover from temazepam addiction and other benzodiazepine-related substance use disorders (SUDs). If you are unsure about where to start, contact one of our admission navigators at and they can help you figure out which program will be the right fit for you. We are available 24/7.

You can also look at some of the facilities listed below to see if they provide the program you are looking for:

To find out if your insurance covers treatment for you or your loved one at an American Addiction Centers facility, click here, or fill out the form below. Your information is kept 100% confidential. You can also click here to find a rehab near me.

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