Etizolam is a benzodiazepine analogue from a class of drugs known as thienodiazepines and, much like drugs that are similar to benzodiazepines, it contains amnesic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative, and muscle-relaxing properties. The drug is mainly used for its anxiolytic and sedative properties. But just like any other illicit substance, there is always potential for misuse and abuse, namely, addiction. So, the question remains–how addictive is Etizolam? Should the approach be any different than for other drugs? North Jersey Rehabs is committed to treating Etizolam addiction in New Jersey, and before we get to the specifics of treatment, let’s first discuss everything that should be known about Etizolam.
While the DEA does not list Etizolam outright as a controlled substance, several states do. The states in question are as follows:
The drug is typically used in tablet or powder form. However, some sources will illegally distribute it on blotted paper. The DEA has reported that the drug is frequently marketed online and may be available in local shops, usually with a label that it’s a drug used for “research purposes”.
Etizolam has three major medicinal uses in countries where it is legally accessible and used:
The mechanism of action of Etizolam does share similarities with benzodiazepines. Its primary purpose is to increase the availability of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. This neurotransmitter is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Its function is to modulate the actions of our neurons in the central nervous system by reducing or hindering the rate of firing. In doing so, it’s able to offer much more variation and control in the central nervous system. For individuals with whom the neuronal firings have become excessive or uncontrolled, like those dealing with seizures or anxiety, the drug can help to regulate the situation and reduce the symptoms.
According to findings from the DEA and a myriad of other research studies, the effects of taking Etizolam can include the following:
Those in the United States who abuse Etizolam will have likely received the drug from an illicit source. The presentation of abuse for those who use this drug is very similar to Benzodiazepine abuse, and treatment does have some confluence. It’s important for anyone seeking assistance in treating Etizolam addiction in New Jersey, to be honest about their substance abuse. Do not be afraid to be frank about the drug you are using, how you used it, and if it was combined with other substances.
Once you have gotten to this place and are ready to trudge along with the next phase being treatment, it’s imperative to be cognizant of what a comprehensive treatment protocol for this substance should cover. So, what does that look like? See below for a breakdown of the crucial components to look for!
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