Halcion is a Benzodiazepine medication most commonly prescribed for short-term use to help treat insomnia. This drug is one of the most potent Benzo medications making it a high risk for being abused and causing addiction. Halcion users must be made aware of the potential risk of taking this drug as it can lead to harmful drug abuse and life-threatening health issues.

Understanding Halcion (Triazolam)

Halcion, otherwise known as Triazolam, is a highly potent Benzodiazepine most commonly used to treat insomnia, however, has been known to help treat anxiety, aggression, and severe mental health disorders such as psychosis and schizophrenia. This medication works by binding to certain brain chemicals, creating a calming and sedative effect.

Because this medication has a high risk of being addictive, doctors often only prescribe it short-term, typically 1-2 weeks. The relaxing, sedative effects Halcion produces allow the user to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, and improve their overall resting period.

Halcion creates a “high” feeling that is similar to alcohol intoxication, and many people abuse this drug to reach that desired effect. Although this drug is only prescribed for short-term use, it has been known to become addictive in as quickly as two weeks. Drug dependency is likely to occur after continued use of this Benzo and can create rebound or withdrawal symptoms once the user stops taking the drug.

Halcion Dependency and Abuse

With its high potency and the risk of being abused, many people develop a physical dependence to this medication, whereas the user relies on the substance to feel normal. When someone has become dependent on Halcion, they are likely to develop a higher tolerance and experience withdrawal effects once they stop or reduce their drug intake.

The mental and physical withdrawal symptoms can be intense and dangerous, and medical supervision is always advised to avoid potentially harmful situations.

Withdrawal symptoms of Halcion include:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Muscle cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Headaches
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts

The most common withdrawal effect after stopping the use of Halcion is called rebound insomnia. Rebound insomnia usually only lasts up to three days, however many people continue to use Halcion to avoid rebound insomnia. This is another form of drug abuse that can lead to addiction.

Any type of use, other than the prescribing doctor’s instruction or recommendations is considered abuse. This can include; using Halcion without a prescription, taking more of the drug than the prescribed amount, or combining it with other drugs to enhance the effects. Halcion abuse is highly dangerous and can cause uncomfortable, sometimes life-threatening results, such as addiction and overdose. A Halcion overdose can result in life-long effects and death.

Halcion Addiction

Halcion is typically only prescribed for up to two weeks, and therefore one of the first signs of addiction may be taking it longer than the prescribed amount. When someone has become addicted to Halcion, they will likely show behavioral signs of addiction including:

  • Obsessing over the drug (refusing to go anywhere without them)
  • Constantly working towards obtaining more of the drug
  • Spending large amounts of money on the drug
  • Inability to stop using the drug despite the desire to quit
  • Prioritizing the drug use over other life responsibilities
  • Seeming detached from reality
  • Drug cravings

Halcion addiction is a severe mental health disorder and requires medical support to safely treat. An addiction to Halcion can escalate quickly and cause the user to engage in risky behavior in order to obtain more of the drug. Speak with your doctor about any concerns related to Halcion drug use and the potential of becoming addicted, especially if you have a history of drug abuse and addiction.

Halcion Addiction Treatment

While Halcion can treat mild to severe cases of insomnia, it has a high risk of being abused and becoming addictive. If you are abusing or addicted to Halcion, get help today. Contact Quit Addiction Now at (888-974-2973) to learn about a variety of treatment options available to you.

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