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Dalmane Addiction Treatment That Actually Works

For over a decade, we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping people overcome substance abuse and addiction using our comprehensive, personalized treatment programs and a continuum of care that includes inpatient, outpatient, and even virtual addiction treatment that allow us to treat the whole person for a lifetime.

Our high success rate (84%) is the result of our unique, evidence-based approach that combines innovative medical and psychological treatment with proven behavioral therapies – all of which are administered by board-certified psychiatrists, physicians, and other experts.

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Treatment options for Dalmane addiction

Benzodiazepine drugs such as Dalmane have a high potential for abuse and dependence, even when taken as prescribed by a doctor. In addition, quitting Dalmane can be difficult due to its unpleasant and even life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.

That’s why to quit Dalmane safely and effectively, most users need the help of a comprehensive inpatient drug rehab program that can treat the physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal while also addressing any psychological issues that may have contributed to their Dalmane addiction.

Enterhealth’s supervised medical drug detox for Dalmane addiction involves slowly tapering a patient’s dose down over time to reduce cravings and anxiety, as well as to prevent seizures and other potentially dangerous side effects of Dalmane withdrawal.

Importantly, medical detox is NOT considered treatment for Dalmane addiction.

It’s a vital step to prepare patients for a long-term treatment program consisting of behavioral therapy, psychological counseling, and psychiatric treatment to address any co-occurring issues.

Counseling occurs on an individual- or group-oriented basis and may include families when necessary. Continuing Care programs are also available and are considered an essential part of any discharge plan, as they provide counseling and continued support over a number of years.

A treatment plan for Dalmane addiction may include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Pharmacotherapy (medication management)
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Supportive Outpatient Programs (SOP)
  • Maintenance Outpatient Programs (MOP)
  • Wellness, nutritional, and stress management education

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies. Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.



Enterhealth Ranch offers inpatient care that’s on your side, not on the clock. It’s a nurturing environment where treatment is highly personalized and intensified. Every patient has a private room and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who use evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care, including medical detox, in-depth medical and psychological assessments, individual and group therapies, life skills and more.

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Enterhealth’s Outpatient Center of Excellence, conveniently located in the Park Cities, is expertly staffed with board-certified addiction specialists. Our comprehensive program is designed for continued recovery care and provides individuals and families the support they need to reconnect with each other and thrive in recovery.

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The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in their recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. This one-of-a-kind support environment provides a nurturing space where participants can gain understanding, learn from others and continue to rebuild their lives.

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Recovery is one of the most important benefits you can give your employees. Enterhealth provides comprehensive, evidence-based residential and outpatient programs and continued 24/7 technological support with Enterhealth Connect. It’s a tool employees can use to access expert care that fits their schedule for online consultations with highly trained addiction specialists, dynamic content including blogs, podcasts, videos, and continuously updated tools and resources that will aid in their recovery journey.

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How Enterhealth Makes a Difference

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dalmane Addiction

What is Dalmane?

Dalmane is a popular brand name for the drug flurazepam, a benzodiazepine sedative similar to Restoril, Valium, and Xanax. Dalmane is also considered a hypnotic-class drug, and it is commonly prescribed for short-term management (i.e., 1 to 2 weeks or shorter) of insomnia.

How does Dalmane work?

Benzodiazepine drugs like Dalmane affect the brain and central nervous system by increasing the effect of a neurotransmitter chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This increased effectiveness of GABA suppresses sensory excitation and communication between nerves in the brain and body, resulting in reduced anxiety and tension, drowsiness, loss of coordination, and impaired judgment.

Why is Dalmane so addictive?

Besides changing the way GABA works, Dalmane also causes a larger-than-normal release of dopamine (one of the brain’s natural “feel-good” chemicals), which brings on feelings of euphoria and relaxation. With repeated use, the body starts to build up a tolerance, meaning users need to take more and more to get the same effects. Over time, the brain will start to depend on the drug to function normally.

As a result, when long-time Dalmane users suddenly stop taking it, their brains are unable to properly utilize natural levels of GABA and release dopamine. Without enough of these neurotransmitters, the brain and nerves get highly sensitive and agitated, which causes the worst of the withdrawal symptoms.

What are Dalmane withdrawal symptoms?

Physical and mental withdrawal symptoms typically set in within a day following the last dose due to flurazepam’s long-acting nature.

Factors such as how long a person used and how large of a dose they were used to mean that withdrawal symptoms are going to vary from user to user, but they may include:

  • Increased anxiety and nervousness
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Muscle spasms/tension
  • Intense sweating
  • Memory issues
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors

One of the major issues facing someone who wants to stop taking Dalmane after taking it for a long period of time is rebound insomnia, which is the re-emergence of insomnia symptoms that were either absent or under control while the person was using the medication.

How do you treat Dalmane withdrawal?

The most effective way to treat Dalmane withdrawal is with a combination of medically supervised detox and psychological support to help the patient learn how to cope with acute stress and anxiety.

Medical detox for Dalmane addiction usually involves substituting the drug with another similar medication like Valium, then slowly tapering down their dose under careful medical supervision. Gradually reducing the amount of medication in their system allows the body to better adjust without inducing severe withdrawal symptoms.

Physicians may also prescribe other medications, including antidepressants or beta-blockers, which have been shown to alleviate certain withdrawal symptoms.

How long do Dalmane withdrawal symptoms last?

Dalmane is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, so its effects wear off fairly quickly, and withdrawal symptoms typically set in as soon as the drug is out of a user’s system – about 12-20 hours after the last dose.

The amount of time a person will experience withdrawal symptoms depends on individual factors like how long they’ve been taking it and at what dosage, but the typical timeline looks something like this:

Initial withdrawal phase (~1 – 4 days) – Common symptoms include anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Acute withdrawal phase (~4 days – 2 weeks) – This phase is where most people experience the worst symptoms and are at risk for things like seizures that require close medical supervision.

Post-acute withdrawal phase (~2 weeks – months, years) – Duration and severity of post-acute withdrawal symptoms vary greatly, especially if there are underlying psychological issues such as anxiety or panic disorder.

What are the side effects of Dalmane?

Dalmane abuse can result in a number of unpleasant side effects, including:

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness,
  • memory problems
  • loss of coordination and muscle control
  • confusion and cognitive problems
  • nervousness
  • anxiety
  • unusual thoughts or behavior
  • decreased inhibitions
  • new or worsening depression
  • hallucinations

What are other dangers of Dalmane use?

One of the biggest dangers associated with any form of benzodiazepine abuse is the way these drugs interact with other substances that depress the central nervous system.

Many users report combining benzodiazepines with alcohol and opioids, which can amplify the effects of both substances – profoundly impairing short-term memory, judgment, and coordination, as well as increasing the chances of accidental injury and/or overdose.

How do you know if someone is addicted to Dalmane?

The exact signs and symptoms of chronic Dalmane abuse vary by the individual, but often include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Sleeping for long periods of time
  • Impaired thinking and judgment
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Sluggishness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Delirium

Chronic Dalmane abuse may lead to changes in appearance and behavior that affect relationships and work performance. Users with anxiety/panic disorders often experience a rebound effect once the medication wears off, leading to extreme anxiety symptoms.

Can you overdose on Dalmane?

Overdosing on Dalmane is possible if taken in excess of the prescribed maximum dosage, and the likelihood of a severe or fatal overdose increases when it’s mixed with alcohol or other drugs.

High doses of benzodiazepines can have serious side effects, including:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Memory loss
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coma
*State standard is 1:10 clinical staff to patient ratio