Seroquel is the brand name for quetiapine, an atypical antipsychotic that is prescribed to individuals who suffer from schizophrenia, mania, bipolar disorder, and along with other medications, depression. While this medication is helpful to many people, it can be considerably problematic when abused. If you or someone you know has been abusing Seroquel, consider seeking treatment in one of these ways.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment allows people to work on their addictions, abuse, and recoveries while being in a controlled environment. They have access to:

rehab for seroquel

Therapy in rehab centers can help you overcome an addiction to Seroquel.

  • A 24-hour, trained medical staff
  • Regular therapy sessions (both group and one-on-one)
  • Medically-assisted detox from the drug or drugs they are abusing
  • Classes that aid individuals with their lives after rehab. These classes are often included in inpatient treatment and work on skills like:
    • Vocation and career guidance
    • Nutrition and cooking
    • Exercise

As the prescription of Seroquel is usually for those who have other psychological disorders, an inpatient treatment center should definitely be considered. It has also been reported that some users do not need Seroquel at all, but that they abuse “this medication intravenously either alone or in combination with cocaine” (OASAS). The use of multiple drugs together can be a severe sign of addiction, and a person abusing both Seroquel and cocaine should consider staying in an inpatient center.

Outpatient Treatment

When a person considers whether or not to stay at an inpatient treatment facility, he or she should also be informed about outpatient treatment. In a facility that provides this type of care, many of the same treatment methods used in inpatient care apply (therapy, detox, and medically-assisted withdrawal), but the individual is able to leave the facility every day. These sessions at an outpatient center are often daily at first, but the person who attends them is able to keep control of his or her life during recovery.

However, if the addiction to or abuse of Seroquel is extreme, the individual should consider inpatient treatment. Because of the additional problems that usually surround Seroquel abuse, a person should have these circumstances in order to benefit from outpatient treatment for Seroquel addiction:

  • A stable support system of friends and family
  • A strong desire to quit abusing Seroquel
  • Another medication that controls the psychological disorders he or she might have, or no other disorders aside from the addiction
  • An addiction to Seroquel and/or other drugs that is considerably less severe

Support Groups

Support groups can be very beneficial to someone who has been abusing substances. Those like Narcotics Anonymous can help individuals who may need a stronger support system than that of their friends and family. Sometimes, hearing that someone else has gone through the same problems too can be a wonderful motivator for turning your life around.

The NIH states that “psychiatric medications treat mental disorders.” If you are using Seroquel for any other reason and have become addicted, or if you have come to rely on it too much, you should consider treatment. There are many treatment options and facilities that exist for substance addiction. Find the one that is best for you based on your needs, and you will begin your recovery in the best possible way.

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