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The Effects of Phenazepam

The Effects of Phenazepam

Phenazepam is an addictive downer which depresses the central nervous system, as such, users become sluggish, relaxed, and drowsy. Many turn to Phenazepam because of its sedative effects and spiral into a quick depression. Although users typically feel calm, euphoric, and at peace Phenazepam’s adverse effects quickly establish themselves, and may begin initially as a loss in coordination, dizziness, confusion, and forgetfulness which eventually becomes a serious instance of memory loss. Without addressing Phenazepam use, the drug may become deadly as its tolerance is established. Because it was initially intended as an anesthetic in surgery, abuse of Phenazepam may result in falling asleep unexpectedly. In severe cases Phenazepam can induce comatose.

The Physical Effects of Phenazepam

  Phenazepam is a depressant which is intended to treat cases of anxiety- but abuse of the substance will actually create anxiety disorders where they have not existed before. The drug is not without physical effects. Ignoring the symptoms of phenazepam addiction will result in permanent physical damage. The following physical effects of phenazepam should be expected upon use:  
  • Drowsiness
  • Slurred Speech
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Inability to Stand Still
  • Seizures
  • Insomnia
  • Hiccups
  • Convulsions

The Psychological Effects of Phenazepam

Even though Phenazepam is intended to help reduce anxiety, the drug has the exact opposite effect for those who abuse the addictive substance outside of the prescribed means and methods of taking it. Without controlled use Phenazepam causes more psychological unrest than would have happened naturally without the introduction of the substance. Phenazepam creates permanent disorders have prolonged use, and may require treatment for Phenazepam addiction.   If you’re unsure if you or a loved one are crossing into forbidden territory, you can use the following list of psychological indicators Phenazepam may be establishing a physical and psychological addiction within the body:  
  • Acute Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Delirium
  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinations: Auditory, Visual, Tactile
  • Dissociation of the Self
  • Anterograde Amnesia (Inability to remember anything short-term)

Phenazepam and Your Personal Life

Like any other severe cases of substance abuse and addiction, Phenazepam abuse robs users of their professional and personal lives. Becoming heavily addicted to the substance may jeopardize your housing and freedom. Phenazepam is an illegal substance without a prescription from an accredited medical professional. Manufacturing, selling, or even sharing the drugs with your friends or loved ones will result in a hefty sentence in jail, and can besmirch your professional career. In the later stages of addiction using Phenazepam in situations that are inappropriate such as work, with the family, or while driving will definitely change your life for the worst. Getting Phenazepam addiction treatment is the first step towards recovering from the disease of addiction and can prevent permanent brain and psychological damage. Phenazepam addiction doesn’t only effect the one who is addicted, but everyone around them. Families are torn apart without proper treatment, and may even become exposed to Phenazepam use themselves if prescriptions are left unattended. Many believe phenazepam addiction treatment is only appropriate in the later stages of the disease, wherein one’s addiction is irrefutable. But this isn’t so. The faster one treats a case of Phenazepam abuse the better. Getting control over substance abuse early on prevents Phenazepam to incur permanent damage on your life.  

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