Estazolam, also known as the brand name ProSom, is classified as a benzodiazepine, and is a prescription drug commonly used to treat insomnia. Side effects of this drug include daytime drowsiness, forgetfulness, issues with balance or coordination, muscle weakness, headache, nausea and dry mouth.
ProSom is generally only prescribed for a short period of time, as withdrawal symptoms can develop after just ten days of continuous use. When used as directed, this drug is not only safe, but effective.
When used without a prescription, or beyond the recommended timeframe as established by a physician, those using estazolam can quickly develop a tolerance for the drug. Mixing this drug with alcohol can also increase tolerance and overall dependence.
Symptoms of abuse include increased insomnia, sweating, dizziness, panic attacks, irritability, seizures, depression, sudden personality changes, heart palpitations, memory loss and hallucinations.
Many of these symptoms are only heightened by suddenly stopping use of the drug. To avoid withdraw, users often return to the drug, developing a physical and psychological dependence.
Treatment for ProSom Addiction
It is possible to live beyond addiction. If you or a loved one has become dependent on the use of a prescription drug such as ProSom, be sure to seek the help of a drug treatment center.
At Talbott Recovery, we understand that addiction is a disease that often sparks as a result of deeper, underlying issues. At our Atlanta and Dunwoody, GA locations, our day treatment and intensive outpatient programs are here to help you discover a new life that doesn’t include drugs or alcohol. Contact Talbott Recovery today to learn more about our programs.