Understanding Halcion (Triazolam)
Halcion is the brand name for Triazolam. It is intended for short-term use, typically no more than 7-10 days. The tablets are taken orally and are most commonly prescribed to treat insomnia. Halcion takes effect faster than most other benzos, slowing brain activity, making it easier to sleep. Some doctors may prescribe Halcion for anxiety before minor medical procedures.
Halcion has a much shorter half-life than other benzodiazepines. Halcion’s half-life, or how long the drug remains active in the body, is only 1 to 2 hours while other benzos can last up to 70 hours.
|How Long Do Benzos Stay in the Body?|
|Length of Action||Short-acting||Intermediate||Long-acting|
|Time||2-4 hours||12-15 hours||20-70 hours|
Halcion may not be as effective if it’s taken for longer than 10 days. After the first week, many people find that the drug doesn’t the same effects as it did when they beginning taking the medication. This can lead to users increasing their dose in an attempt to regain the drug’s effects.
Addiction to Halcion
The presence of withdrawal symptoms when quitting Halcion is a major indicator of an addiction. People addicted to Halcion often feel helpless and unable to function without the drug.
Because Halcion withdrawal can be deadly, people addicted to the drug should seek medically supervised detoxification.
Some signs that you may have an addiction to Halcion include:
- Repeated, unsuccessful attempts to quit
- A lot of time spent recovering from Halcion’s effects
- Cravings for the drug
- Ignoring important obligations
- Needing more Halcion to feel its effects
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Halcion Effects and Abuse
Halcion produces a gentle, calming effect. It slows brain activity to a point where worries seem to slip away, enhancing the user’s mood. At higher doses, Halcion produces a euphoric high. People who already have a strong addiction to other benzos may turn to Halcion because of its potency and rapid onset effects compared to similar drugs.
An overdose on Halcion can lead to coma and death. The signs of a Halcion overdose include:
- Slowed breathing
- Slurred speech
- Intense drowsiness
- Impaired balance
- Double vision
Overcoming a Halcion addiction starts with a safe and supervised detoxification. Withdrawal symptoms from Halcion can be intense, often leading to relapse. If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to Halcion, there are many treatment options available to you. Call us to find help overcoming your Halcion addiction today.