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Old 12-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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Re: I pray I will not become addicted to Ativan.

Hi. Alcoholic here many detoxes and home detoxes. You CAN get withdrawals after one week. You probably won't get addicted as like me you probably like the immediate effects of alcohol first and foremost. Dependent (withdrawal) and addiction are two different things. Normal course is to load up first two days - 1 to 2 mg tid then go to 1mg one time a day then .5mg two times a day then .5mg for 1 day. That's not a lot of time on these but you've tapered in case. It's five days which is cautious timing for alcohol withdrawal (usually lasts 3 to 5 days). This way you won't get withdrawals or if you do very minimal and gone in two days.

Originally Posted by Tulip21 View Post
I doubt you can get addicted to ativan in one week. Take as needed for withdrawals, but I suggest you find a longterm plan for your recovery. This could be a support group, taking antibuse, outpatient group therapy, etc. Get a plan in place to deal with your alcohol abuse. Temptation will always be there, and you need to commit to not drinking.
It can be done. I have done it for 30 years. Good luck and keep posting!