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Librium Addiction Treatment That Actually Works

For over a decade, we’ve provided comprehensive, personalized treatment programs to help people overcome substance abuse and addiction. Our goal is to treat the whole person for a lifetime through a continuum of care that includes inpatient, outpatient, and even virtual addiction treatment.

Through our unique scientific approach that includes evidence-based therapies administered by board-certified medical and psychiatric experts, our program has proven effective in 84% of patients, much better than the 50% rate associated with traditional 12-step programs.

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Treatment options for Librium (chlordiazepoxide) addiction

Even when taken as prescribed by a medical professional, benzodiazepine drugs such as Librium have a high potential for abuse and dependence. On top of that, withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting Librium are extremely unpleasant and can even be life-threatening without proper medical intervention.

That’s why to quit Librium safely and effectively, most people need the help of a comprehensive, inpatient drug rehab program capable of treating the physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal while at the same time identifying and treating any psychological issues that might have contributed to or resulted from the Librium addiction.

Enterhealth offers supervised medical drug detox for Librium addiction. This process, also known as withdrawal stabilization, involves carefully tapering the dose down over time to minimize cravings and anxiety and prevent seizures and other dangerous side effects of Librium withdrawal.

Please note that medical detox is NOT considered treatment for Librium addiction.

Rather, medical detox is a crucial starting point that allows patients to fully participate in a long-term treatment program of behavioral therapy and psychological counseling 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 an essential part of any discharge plan, as they provide counseling and continued support over a number of years, depending on the individual.

Treatment plans for Librium 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.



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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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“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 Librium Addiction

What is Librium?

Librium is the brand name for the drug chlordiazepoxide. Belonging to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (along with Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin), Librium may be prescribed for short-term management of conditions such as anxiety, panic, or sleep disorders. Librium may also be used to treat symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

How does Librium work?

Librium and other benzodiazepines affect the brain and nervous system by improving the ability of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) to bind with receptors.

GABA is a neurotransmitter chemical responsible for the suppression of sensory excitation and communication between nerves in the brain and body. Increased receptivity reduces anxiety and tension and produces feelings of relaxation, calmness, and sleepiness – as well as loss of coordination and impaired judgment.

Why is Librium so addictive?

Besides changing the way GABA interacts with receptors, Librium also releases dopamine (one of the brain’s natural “feel-good” chemicals), which brings on feelings of euphoria. With chronic 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 release dopamine and allow for normal functioning.

As a result, when long-time Librium users suddenly stop taking it, their brains respond less strongly to normal GABA levels, and they no longer produce enough dopamine naturally. This causes the brain and nerves to become extremely sensitive and agitated, producing Librium withdrawal symptoms.

What are Librium withdrawal symptoms?

The physical and mental withdrawal symptoms typically set in within a few hours following the last dose. Factors such as duration and frequency of use, as well as dosage, mean that withdrawal symptoms will vary from user to user, but they typically 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

How do you treat Librium withdrawal?

The most effective way to treat Librium withdrawal is through a combination of medically supervised detox and psychological support to help users learn to cope with stress and anxiety naturally.

Medical detox for Librium involves carefully tapering down a patient’s dose under medical supervision. This gradual reduction in dose, as opposed to discontinuing it completely, allows the patient’s body to adjust to lower and lower levels without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms.

Physicians may also prescribe other medications, including longer-acting benzodiazepines like Valium, as well as aids such as antidepressants or beta-blockers that have been shown to alleviate certain withdrawal symptoms.

How long do Librium withdrawal symptoms last?

Librium 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 – 7 days) – Common symptoms include anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Acute withdrawal phase (~7 days – 3 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 (~3 weeks – months to 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 Librium?

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

  • Short-term memory loss
  • Flashbacks
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Uncontrollable muscle twitches
  • Migraines
  • Seizures
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression

What are other dangers of Librium use?

While Librium  addiction and overdose are the main concerns, one of the other dangers associated with benzodiazepine abuse is that many users combine them with other substances such as alcohol and opiates – which can greatly amplify the effects of both substances.

This polysubstance abuse can profoundly impair a user’s short-term memory, judgment, and coordination, increasing their chance for accidental injury and/or a potentially fatal overdose.

How do you know if someone is addicted to Librium?

The exact signs and symptoms of chronic Librium 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 Librium 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 Librium?

Overdosing on Librium 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