Halcion Addiction

The potential to form a Halcion addiction is so great that doctors almost never prescribe it to be used for no more than 10 days.

AKA

Triazolam, Up Johns, downers, tranks, benzos, candy

What is Halcion?

Halcion actually is the brand name for a benzodiazepine named “triazolam” and usually is intended for treatment for insomnia and anxiety. An addiction to it can evolve at a rapid pace, withdrawal symptoms are deadly, and it’s casually referred to as “Up Johns” by many people. Unlike other benzos, Halcion’s half-life duration is shorter, as it lasts just 1-4 hours.

Effects of Halcion Addiction

Halcion causes brain activity to slow down while providing a calm feeling over a user. When taken in large doses, it generates a euphoric feeling and boosts moods. Those with a prior addiction to benzodiazepines usually turn to Halcion due it possessing faster effects over other substances and being more powerful.

Effects of Halcion include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Drowsiness
  • Maximum sedation

Halcion is also another drug where overdoses occur more often than people imagine. Seizures, slowed breathing, slurred speech and double vision are among the top signs of a Halcion overdose, plus abusing this drug can lead to a coma and fatality. Many people who are addicted to heroin and painkillers also abuse Halcion. From mixing opioids, alcohol and other drugs, abusing Halcion becomes even more dangerous.

Halcion Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment for an individual hooked on halcion initially begins with a medical detox. Attempting this alone often leads to relapse due to the drug’s withdrawal symptoms being so extreme. If you or your loved one are fighting a dependence on halcion, The Discovery House can help. Our team of Certified Substance Abuse professionals in Los Angeles have addiction treatment programs that can be tailored to fit any needs available at our luxury rehab facilities. We promote long term term recovery in all of our long term treatment centers for addiction, which have acquired a reputation as among the best drug and alcohol centers in the United States.

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