Estazolam Withdrawal

Over 50 million Americans struggle with a sleep disorder and about 40 million suffer from an anxiety disorder. Given the toll that a lack of sleep and constant anxiety can take, it’s no wonder that many people take prescription medications to help with these disorders.

Estazolam is one such medication. It is a benzodiazepine, which is a sedative. Sedatives are designed to help alleviate sleep and anxiety problems.

Known by the brand names ProSom and Eurodin (which are no longer on the market), estazolam is a powerful benzodiazepine that is also used to treat seizures. While this medication and other benzodiazepines have their benefits, they can also lead to dependence and be highly addictive. As with other benzodiazepines, once you are addicted, estazolam withdrawal can be a difficult process. Professional help offers the best chance for a successful recovery.   

What Are the Estazolam Withdrawal Symptoms?

Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” such as estazolam are sedatives. If someone builds up a tolerance to estazolam or becomes addicted and then stops taking it suddenly, they may experience withdrawal symptoms. Estazolam withdrawal can be uncomfortable.

Symptoms include:

  • Tremors
  • Stomach cramps or pain
  • Muscle cramps or pain
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Tension
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures



What Are the Stages in the Estazolam Withdrawal Timeline?

Early estazolam withdrawal symptoms usually include rebound symptoms from what the drug was designed to treat. These include anxiety and insomnia.

Acute estazolam withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Tremor
  • Anxiety
  • Reduced appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle spasms (myoclonus)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Hallucinations
  • Cognitive disturbances
  • Mood changes
  • Cravings
  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Sensation of “pins and needles”
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Abdominal pain
  • Seizures

Why Should I Detox?

Detoxing from estazolam can cause agitation and seizures. The severity of the withdrawal symptoms from estazolam can be dangerous if you got it “cold turkey”. It’s much safer to go through a medical detox process as part of a professional treatment program. Going through an addiction treatment program also gives you a better chance at lasting recovery because of the structured medical and emotional support provided.

What is the Next Treatment Step?

Treatment for estazolam addiction is available in different formats and levels of intensity but following a full continuum of treatment provides the most comprehensive approach.

Full continuum care begins with the highest and most intense level of care during the detox phase. It then progresses through less intense levels of treatment. Going through the full continuum of treatment will position you better to be successful in your recovery. Stages of treatment usually include: detox/inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and alumni or aftercare.

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The goal during the first stage of withdrawal treatment is medical stabilization. You will receive a complete medical assessment to determine your level of addiction and any additional medical needs you may have. The assessment will include a medical exam and urine or blood tests to screen for drugs.

Your physician may also require additional testing such as: additional blood tests, including a CBC (complete blood count), chest X-ray, ECG (electrocardiogram), and testing for other diseases.

After the doctor has your test results, he or she will design a detox plan for you. Then you will begin the detox process under the care of your medical team. Your medical team will include doctors, nurses, and support staff.

Your medical treatment may include the administration of other drugs to help manage the physical symptoms of estazolam withdrawal.

Your treatment plan will also include emotional support in addition to medical care as you begin addiction therapy. This is because many people also experience anxiety, depression, and other emotional and psychological challenges as they detox.


After you complete the detox phase of treatment, the next stage is to continue treatment in a partial hospitalization program (PHP). During the PHP stage, you’ll live at a transitional living facility. You will participate in a supportive, rigorous, and structured treatment program. Treatment sessions are held five days a week for six hours each day. They include individual, group, and family therapy programs to address your emotional and mental health needs.

Your goal during partial hospitalization will be to learn positive life skills, coping mechanisms, and techniques to help prevent relapse. The goal is to help you be better prepared for long-term recovery. This training will help you begin the process of transitioning back to your life outside the treatment center.  


The stages of the full continuum of treatment are designed to slowly move you back to life outside the rehab facility while helping you build the skills and resources you need to cope and avoid relapsing. After you have completed the inpatient program, you will move into the intensive outpatient program (IOP) stage.

This stage is sometimes used as standalone addiction therapy. However, it is also a vital part of the full continuum of treatment. At this stage, your therapy sessions won’t be as frequent and the program will be more flexible. You will still attend intensive therapy sessions and continue with medication management if required.

This stage of treatment will help you continue to be accountable for your recovery and it will also include periodic weekly drug testing. The main focus of IOP is to help you continue to build coping skills and prevent relapse.


After you have completed the treatment program, you will have the opportunity to join other treatment center alumni during weekly support groups and social events. These opportunities to meet other program graduates can help you develop new friendships.

Building a support network with others who understand the recovery process can be a vital resource to help you grow and stay focused on your recovery as you continue to adjust to life after the treatment program and take on new responsibilities.  

Start Your Journey to Recovery Today

If you’re ready to begin treatment for estazolam withdrawal, contact the admissions specialists at Ocean Breeze Recovery today for free and confidential help. They can provide the guidance and support you need to start your recovery by explaining the process and answering any questions you may have. After speaking with a specialist, you will know what to expect from our evidence-based services. You will feel confident to make an informed decision about your treatment plans.

Our specialists can also check with your private health insurance to see if your treatment costs will be fully covered. Call us today at (855) 960-5341 and let us help you get started on your journey to recovery.