PricklyPear Posted October 7, 2012 Share Posted October 7, 2012 Are there best practices for avoiding addiction or tolerance with benzos on general, and lorazepam in particular? My psychiatrist prescribed me lorazepam to help me sleep (I have a v. unstable sleep schedule, with significant trouble falling asleep at night). He said to use .5 mg minimum, 1 mg maximum, and that it's not for every night. I have 15 mg for a 30 day supply. To try to avoid addiction, should I try to use it even less frequently? As things stand now, I have trouble falling asleep every night. I'm often up until 3 an or later. Sleep hygiene, etc, does not help. I'm not sure if that would start to change once I've used it- that is, if using the lorazepam occasionally would sort of help to rest my sleep schedule, so that I needed it less frequently, if at all. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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