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Restoril addiction treatment that actually works

For over 10 years, we’ve helped people with substance abuse and addiction using our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program. Our continuum of care includes inpatient, outpatient, and continuing care support that allows us to treat the whole person for a lifetime.

Our unique approach combines scientific, evidence-based therapies with compassionate medical and psychiatric care. Administered by board-certified psychiatrists, physicians, and other experts, our program works for 84% of patients, a far cry from the 50% rate of traditional 12-step programs.

Three column stats: 8% Recovery Rate, 5000 patients treated, and 1:5 Clinical staff to patient ratio.

Call today and get help. Our Restoril addiction treatment experts are here for you.


Treatment options for Restoril addiction

As with other benzodiazepine medications, discontinuing Restoril after prolonged periods of use causes highly unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that can be dangerous without proper medical supervision. As a result, most people need a comprehensive inpatient drug rehab program to quit safely and effectively.

At Enterhealth, our treatment programs address not only the physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal – we also treat any psychological issues that contributed to and/or resulted from their Restoril addiction at the same time.

Most treatment plans begin with supervised medical detox, where the patient’s dose can be carefully tapered down over time to help reduce cravings and anxiety, as well as to prevent seizures and other potentially life-threatening side effects of Restoril withdrawal.

Medical detox alone, however, is NOT considered treatment. Rather, it allows patients to begin a long-term treatment program of behavioral therapy, counseling, and psychological treatment. Following inpatient or outpatient treatment, continuing care programs provide additional counseling and continued support over a number of years, as needed.

Comprehensive treatment plans may include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • 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 Restoril Addiction

What is Restoril?

Restoril is the brand name for the drug temazepam. Restoril belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, along with others such as Ativan, Valium and Klonopin.

Restoril may be prescribed for short-term management of conditions such as anxiety or panic disorders, but it’s most commonly used to treat severe or disabling sleep disorders.

How does Restoril work?

Benzodiazepine medications like Restoril work by increasing levels of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain.

This naturally occurring chemical reduces sensory excitation and communication between nerves in the body and central nervous system. This can help relieve anxiety, and it also causes somnolence (sleepiness), loss of coordination, and impaired judgement.

Why is Restoril so addictive?

In addition to increasing levels of GABA, Restoril also triggers the release of other neurotransmitters, including dopamine. Dopamine is one of the “feel-good” chemicals naturally produced in the body, and it brings on feelings of euphoria and relaxation.

The body quickly builds up a tolerance to the drug, requiring users to take more and more to get the same effect as before. In as little as a few weeks, users can start developing a dependence. As the brain can no longer produce appropriate levels of GABA and dopamine on its own, the nervous system becomes extremely sensitive and goes into overdrive without the drug. This is what causes withdrawal symptoms.

What are Restoril withdrawal symptoms?

Restoril withdrawal symptoms typically begin within a few hours of the last dose. Factors such as duration and frequency of use, as well as what dosage the person used, mean that the time to onset of withdrawal symptoms varies from person to person.

Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms 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

How do you treat Restoril withdrawal?

The safest and most effective way to treat Restoril withdrawal is to use pharmacological treatment to ease physical symptoms while also implementing psychological treatment and support to help the patient learn healthy ways to cope with the stress and anxiety they experience.

Medical detox for benzodiazepines like Restoril involves carefully tapering down the patient’s dose under close medical supervision. This gradually reduction in the dose allows the body to adjust to lower and lower levels without inducing severe withdrawal symptoms.

Medical staff may also provide other medications, including low doses of a longer-acting benzodiazepine like Valium, as well as aids such as antidepressants or beta-blockers that help alleviate certain withdrawal symptoms in some people.

How long do Restoril withdrawal symptoms last?

Restoril is a short-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 10-12 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 a typical progression looks something like this:

Initial withdrawal phase (~1 – 4 days) – Common symptoms include anxiety and depression, 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 an anxiety or panic disorder.

What are the side effects of Restoril?

Restoril 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 Restoril use?

One of the biggest dangers of Restoril abuse is that users often combine it with other substances, including alcohol and opiates like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and heroin, which can greatly amplify the effects of both substances.

Polysubstance abuse like this can cause profound impairment to short-term memory, judgement, and coordination – increasing the likelihood of accidental injury and/or potentially fatal overdose.

How do you know if someone is addicted to Restoril?

The signs and symptoms of chronic Restoril abuse will vary slightly for each individual, but they often include:

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

Chronic Restoril abuse may lead to changes in appearance and behavior that affect relationships and work performance. Other signs of chronic use can resemble indications for using the drug in the first place, such as anxiety and insomnia.

Can you overdose on Restoril?

Overdosing on Restoril is possible when taken beyond the prescribed maximum dosage. The likelihood of a severe or fatal overdose further increases if it is 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