Methaqualone Addiction Treatment

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE for people who struggle with methaqualone addiction and those who want to help them. We review addiction and its treatment here. Plus, a section at the end for your personal questions.

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Is Methaqualone Becoming a Problem?

Methaqualone is a sedative/hypnotic central nervous system depressant. As a medication, it is medically prescribed for the treatment of insomnia since it acts as a sedative and a muscle relaxant. But the feel-good effects can also be habit forming.

So, what do you do if methaqualone is becoming a problem for you?

Here, we review how to identify drug problems. Then, we review current medical treatments that are based in science. In fact, drug abuse is a medical condition…and is treated medically.

By the end of this article, you’ll learn how experts typically treat a drug problem and what to expect during treatment. We’ll give you an insider’s look into rehab. Finally, we invite your questions about addiction at the end. We try to answer all real life questions personally and promptly.


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Understanding Addiction

Addiction takes over a person’s entire personality. After some time, addicts become unrecognizable even to their own eyes. Some of the worst consequences of addiction include the following (do any of these sound familiar?):

Damaged family relationships (divorce, loneliness, isolation, depression)

Wasted career opportunities (job loss, lost chance of promotion and advancement)

Legal problems (being arrested, loosing child custody)

Health problems (risk of infections, brain damage)

Financial issues (bankruptcy, theft, or incredible debt)

But what causes addiction?

Experts believe that genetics makes up 50% of the risk for addiction. However, not all people who use sedatives and hypnotic medications will become addicted, dependent, or even use them regularly. Ultimately, addiction is influenced by multiple factors such as:

  • a person’s environment
  • a person’s individual biological response to drugs
  • family system and relationships

No matter how deep you feel you’re stuck …take hope! Others have been in your shoes…and have gotten better!

Plus, addiction IS NOT a weakness or a sign of moral failing. In case you’re struggling with a methaqualone problem, know this: Facing a drug problem DOES NOT make you a bad person. You just need help. While few addicts can overcome it alone, rehab programs can offer the help you need.

Call 1-877-776-2411 for more information on addiction and its treatment.

Getting The Best Addiction Treatment

Each and every one of us is unique. None of us start using drugs for the same reasons. And none of us come for treatment for the same reasons. We may not even use the same drug-of-choice! What is common among people is our individuality. And good addiction treatment should treat the person first.

For this reason, clients need a personalized treatment plan. The best treatment program is one that is centered around your own needs and individual goals. In order for a treatment program to work, it needs to be tailor made and customized to your unique needs for care. Still, there are three main types of therapies that most rehabs offer. These should include:

1. Psychotherapies – Group, Individual, and Family Therapy.
2. Education – Classes about substances and their effects on the brain and body.
3. Medications – Medications are one of the tools to treat methaqualone dependence.

Every person deserves to live a life of peace and happiness. If methaqualone is getting in the way, there is something that you can do about it. Take the first step and call us today. Consultations 24/7 available at 1-877-776-2411.

Despite the addictive nature of methaqualone, recovery from addiction is possible.

Seek professional help…. and you’re halfway there.

What are my main treatment options?

We believe that there is a treatment option for everyone! The type you choose will depend on your personal needs, co-occurring diagnoses, co-occurring addictions, financial resources, and personal preference. But, there are two critical decisions you’ll need to make: WHERE you seek help and FOR HOW LONG.


There are two main clinical settings used to treat addiction: inpatient and outpatient rehabs.

Inpatient Rehab – Residential treatment models provide intensive help for people with serious emotional and behavior problems as a result of substance abuse. While receiving residential treatment, people temporarily live outside of their homes and in a facility where they can be monitored by trained rehab staff. This allows you to focuss 100% on the inner work of recovery: identify WHY you use and then adopting NEW alternatives to drug use. High quality residential treatment programs usually offer:

  • 24-7 supervision
  • Medical detox
  • Evidence-based interventions, including the combination of medications and psychotherapy.
  • Nutritional counseling and wellness activities.
  • Involvement of the family or support system. Residential programs encourage and provide opportunities for family therapy and contact through on-site visits, home passes, telephone calls and other modes of communication.
  • A full aftercare program and relapse prevention plan.

Outpatient Rehab – In outpatient treatment models, you attend treatment each day and then return home at night. This way, you can continue to maintain your daily responsibilities at home and work. You are required to provide your own transportation to the clinic, which often means that the rehab needs to be close to home. These programs generally high motivation and require a tight support network focused on treatment and recovery.


Length of Stay (30-60-90 days up to one year) – There is no exact timeline specified for the “best” term of addiction treatment. Again, care needs and recovery are highly individual. Still, many people benefit from at least 30 days of residential rehab, followed by at least a year of continued care. People with more severe cases of dependence or needing additional support are encouraged to stay 60-90+ days in rehab. Others people choose longer term residential care for 6-9 months. Still others stay in outpatient rehab for the initial period of 3-4 months or continue counseling for 1-2 years after a formal treatment program ends.

Therapies used at rehab centers

Main therapies incorporated in your treatment plan and used by reputable rehabs can include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Educational Sessions
  • Family and/or Couples Therapy
  • Medication Maintenance Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

If you’re struggling to make sobriety your priority, Call 1-877-776-2411 TODAY to speak with our recovery support staff. You can turn your life around. Finding the best treatment option for you is just a phone call away.

What May Be Stopping You From Entering Rehab?

There are a few common barriers that we all face when considering rehab. These include:

  1. Leaving family responsibilities
  2. Taking time off work
  3. Paying for rehab

We’ve been there, too. We know what it’s like. And we can offer you a sympathetic, understanding ear. But we can also offer you solutions to these problems. Call us at 1-877-776-2411 and we’ll work together to talk through your concerns. Here are some ideas to help you move through your fears.

1. Leaving family responsibilities.

If you want to be a better parent/partner/child, you must leave your destructive habits behind. Rehab will only require a short absence from home. This way you’ll have more time to concentrate on your recovery and improve your relationship with your loved ones. If you worry that you’ll be parted from your family, they can always come and visit you, join family therapy or find another way to participate in your recovery process. The worst thing than leaving is staying and hurting those you love the most with your actions.

Family members are connected. Every positive and/or negative change affects each member. Your decision to enrol in a 30-60-90 days treatment program is an investment in your family’s happiness. If you are worried about how can your partner, child, or parent get by without you – ask your closest friends to help you with home duties.

2. Taking time off work.

Work is important. But how can you be productive when under methaqualone influence. Your addiction keeps your mind focus on one single thing: when/how/from whom am I going to get my next dose.” Addiction costs companies and empowers thousands of dollars each year. Having healthy and productive workers is every company top priority. When you feel as if you can’t function without methaqualone it might be time for you to act and search for treatment. But in order not to get lost in the search call us at 1-877-776-2411 for assistance on finding the best treatment center.

Do not feel scared to look for help because the law protects employees with disabilities. Mental health issues such as addiction are legally considered a “disability”.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of disability. Further, The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects your rights of up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to seek medical treatment. This further allows you to keep your health benefits when receiving treatment!

3. Paying for rehab.

The cost of rehab can be high. Standard inpatient addiction treatment facilities cost between $2,000 and $25,000 for a 30-day program. We know that finance is one of the biggest barriers for treatment. This is why we encourage you to call us at 1-877-776-2411 so that you can speak with addiction support specialists about your options. We work with many major insurance companies, offer payment plans, and can work with your family to help finance your treatment.

The First Step Of Recovery From Methaqualone

How Do You Get Started?

STEP #1: Decide to get help.

In order for your recovery to work, you need to be open and willing to make changes in the way you think and behave. An addiction problem should not be postponed. If you are dealing with methaqualone problem don’t wait to hit the rock bottom. Call 1-877-776-2411 to speak with a recovery advisor.

What’s next?

1. Find a rehab

Visit and use their treatment locator to find a rehab in your area. This tool is a confidential and anonymous source of information for those who seek treatment centers in the United States.

2. Initial assessment

The assessment process includes questionnaires, interviews, physical exam, medical history, and drug screening. it takes from 1-3 hours to complete. The first questionnaire usually requests information necessary to establish the compulsive nature of your addictive behavior, while the second assesses the severity. The third questionnaire is used to gather information about your childhood and adolescence. This is very important for counselors in order to establish whether your addiction was triggered by trauma, or by other reasons. The main goal of the whole process of assessment is collecting baseline data in order to create an initial treatment plan.

3. Treatment: Detox + Therapy

After evaluation, you will go through a medically supervised detox if you are methaqualone dependent. Detox includes the use of prescription medications to address symptoms as they appear. Then, the inner work begins. Individual, group and/or family therapy combined with mindfulness techiques are used to help you change your way of thinking and behaving. Therapy is one of the most challenging parts of recovery because it opens up a whole process of difficult emotions. But do not worry, your therapist is highly experienced and will safely guide you through this process.

4. Aftercare

The final step in the rehab process is to plan for life after rehab. You must decide how you will transition back into the real world. An individualized plan called a “Relapse Prevention Plan” should be created before discharge. Plus, aftercare may include sober housing, continued counselling, support groups, and outpatient follow up.

What happens when you call our hotline?

When you CALL 1-877-776-2411 expect to talk with a caring, non-judgmental, compassionateperson who will work to get you the help you need.

Our hotline is free of charge and anonymous. You should not worry about revealing your identity to the person who’s speaking with you.

Plus, hotline staffers who answer the phone know how to listen. They are familiar with the problems  you are going through and will offer strategies that can best help you. You can talk openly with them about:

  • your drug of choice
  • how long you’ve been using methaqualone
  • how much and how often you use methaqualone
  • whether or not you’re drinking or using other drugs with methaqualone
  • other mental health issues you’re battling

Long Term Aftercare And Relapse Prevention

Aftercare begins when you complete a formal rehab program and are ready to transition back to your everyday life. Because addiction recovery requires constant work, aftercare is an essential tool for ongoing support.

Aftercare can last from a few weeks to a lifetime. As long you are committed and work to maintain sobriety, you are technically still within aftercare. Aftercare programs usually include:

  • participation in a 12-step or support group alumni gatherings
  • ongoing counseling
  • volunteerism
  • educational assistance
  • relapse prevention training

and other activities that support recovery. Each of these, and other aftercare initiatives, help you remain connected to your peer groups and community for personal support among those who share similar values of healthy, engaged and sober life.

While relapse can be prevented, it does sometimes happen. Relapse can be best seen as a chance to learn. If you look at a slip positively, you’ll be able to see what went wrong and to adjust your behaviors for the future. Call us at 1-877-776-2411 today to learn more about how we address relapse. Our non-judgmental, compassionate staff are ready to answer your questions and get you the help you need today.

Does Treatment Work?

“Will rehab work for me?
What will become of me once treatment is complete?
What if treatment doesn’t stick?”

The answers to these questions depend on you. If you put in the work, treatment works!  If you commit to your recovery, there is a high probability that you will recover. In fact, according recent NIDA research and statistics most people who enter treatment and complete the program eventually stop using drugs, decrease criminal behavior, improve their relationships at work and home and improve their social functioning.

Your success in addiction recovery depends on several factors, such as:

  • the nature and extent of your problems
  • how well your treatment program addresses those problems
  • the quality of the interaction between you and your treatment providers
  • your level of engagement in treatment and aftercare

Success depends on your commitment.

Call us at 1-877-776-2411 and we’ll help you beat methaqualone…for good! You deserve a drug free life. Isn’t it time that you gave yourself the chance?

How Can You Help A Methaqualone Addict?

We cannot make other people change.

It is pointless to struggle with those who do not want to accept help. Trying to force someone into rehab can result in unnecessary:

  • anger
  • frustration
  • hardship

…for both parties. If pressure doesn’t work, then what can you really do for an addict, really?

Helping someone you care about

“The Stages of Change Model”, widely used among addiction professionals holds the idea that until a person is ready to accept help there is nothing others can do. A person who wants to quit will start actively seeking help and BE READY to abandon old habits. A person who is forced into addiction treatment will show resistance and may not achieve a successful recovery.

But an unmotivated addicts does not mean that he is not willing to leave his destructive habits behind. Addicts fight with a round of negative emotions such as:

  • fear
  • shame
  • guilt
  • grief
  • despair

Plus, addiction is a BRAIN disease which makes it almost impossible to stop without MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. Therefore, we suggest that families who are facing addiction seek professional help from a psychotherapist or treatment center instead of trying to convince your loved one to enter treatment by force. This is a much more appropriate and useful place to extend your energy.

In the meantime, you can emphasize personal choice and control. Some examples of what you can say include:

  • “The decision to regain control over your life belongs to you.”
  • “No one else can fight your own battle.”
  • “I’m willing to participate in treatment with you if you let me.”

REMEMBER: Do not attempt to provide therapy or counseling with someone facing a mathaqualone problem by yourself. Find a professional instead.

How can you take care of yourself?

Do not forget about yourself! Partners and loved ones who find themselves dealing with a loved one’s addiction should not neglect their needs. Here is what you can do for yourself:

1. After you find out that your loved one (child, partner) is addicted to methaqualone find a healthy way to manage the shock.
2. Establish a support system. Look into local support groups for yourself. Or confide in a trusted friend or mentor.
3. Set boundaries and talk openly about the things you won’t tolerate.
4. Understand yourself. All partners of addicts question why they (consciously or unconsciously) chose to be with an addict and what either staying or leaving will mean to them. Developing greater self-awareness and insight can provide much needed resources for recovery and growth.
5. Rebuild self-esteem. Most partners experience significant self-doubt when addiction is revealed and consequently self-esteem can be very low. Recovery for partners of addicts means reclaiming their sense of identity and self-worth.
6. Plan a future. Life does and will go on and although there is no rush to decide the future of the relationship with your addicted loved one. Whatever the results from treatment are you need a new sense of purpose and direction. Your life also matters.


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Reference Sources: NCBI: Prescription Sedative Misuse and Abuse
NIH: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
NIH: Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)
SAMHSA: Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
Mass[dot]GOV: Sedatives and Tranquilizers
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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