Break Free from Armodafinil Addiction
What is Armodafinil?
Armodafinil is a eugeroic nootropic drug that promotes wakefulness, increases mental alertness and overall cognitive performance. Armodafinil is mainly used to treat narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep apnea and helps people with irregular sleep habits like shift workers who suffer from daytime fatigue.
Nuvigil and Waklert are two brand names that armodafinil is sold under as a prescription medication.
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) is the follow-up to the modafinil (Provigil) drug and has been in use since 2007. The main difference between them is that while Provigil uses both the R and the S isomers of the active ingredient modafinil, Nuvigil only contains the R isomer.
This modified chemical structure makes Nuvigil an improved, more potent drug than Provigil, which requires smaller doses to produce similar effects. Nuvigil is also considered more addictive than Provigil.
What is Armodafinil (Nuvigil) prescribed for?
Apart from its medically approved uses as a prescription medication for sleep disorders, taking armodafinil is known to improve focus, enhance mood, confidence and motivation.
Other off-label uses that have been found effective for armodafinil are: as an appetite suppressant or diet pill for weight loss or as a smart-drug for enhancing study skills.
Nevertheless, misusing Nuvigil without a doctor’s supervision may lead to psychological or physical dependence and ultimately addiction.
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) side effects are similar to those linked to Modafinil, which includes: headaches, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, nausea, stomach or intestinal problems.
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) Rehab Treatment
Armodafinil (Nuvigil) Detox
The most common armodafinil (Nuvigil) withdrawal symptoms include sleepiness, fatigue, If you experience any of these symptoms when discontinuing armodafinil (Nuvigil) use, you should consult your doctor and seek detox treatment.
At Castle Craig, we conduct a gradual tapering-off method for Nuvigil detox, by slowly decreasing the armodafinil (Nuvigil) until the patient’s body feels comfortable without using the drug.
Before starting detox treatment, each patient is thoroughly assessed by our medical team and Consultant Psychiatrist. A personalised treatment plan is tailored to the patient’s individual needs We take each individual’s medical and drug use history, as well as other psychological and biological factors into consideration and recommend the proper armodafinil (Nuvigil) detox regime accordingly.
Our residential medical staff are on-site 24/7 and provide round-the-clock supervision, checking each patient regularly and making any necessary adjustments in order to ease Nuvigil withdrawal symptoms.
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Residential Rehab for Armodafinil (Nuvigil) Addiction
Following armodafinil (Nuvigil) detox, patients continue our residential treatment programme.
We personalise a psychotherapy plan for armodafinil (Nuvigil) rehab treatment for each patient. This is individually tailored to their psychological needs and biological characteristics. Patients take part in a daily routine of individual and group psychotherapy sessions, complementary therapies, educational lectures, regular meals and exercise, relapse prevention training and 12-step support groups.
After patients physically recover from detox, they are encouraged to engage in our therapeutic community, we organise activities that stimulate the brain and body through exercise, fitness, organised walks, socialisation and personal discovery.
We offer a varied range of psychotherapies:
In cognitive-behavioural therapy, patients learn how to handle addiction triggers;
- In family therapy and PTSD therapy they can explore the underlying psychological causes that led to their addiction;
- Alternative therapies like meditation, art group, creative writing or drumming therapy assist in recovering focus, mental energy, memory and other cognitive functions affected by Nuvigil addiction;
- Many working professionals self-medicate with armodafinil-based medication as a way to manage executive burn-out. In specialised support-groups, we teach patients how to cope with stress more effectively and how to become assertive and handle work responsibilities without abusing drugs.
Upon discharge from our Nuvigil rehab treatment programme, we equip each patient with a two-year continuing care plan and oversee their long-term armodafinil (Nuvigil) addiction recovery by inviting them to regular aftercare sessions on-site or through teletherapy.
We remain part of our patient’s lives, we recommend they attend local 12-step NA support groups and we refer patients back into the care of their medical doctors and other recovery counsellors in our extended, international network of addiction professionals.
Get Help for Armodafinil (Nuvigil) Abuse
If you or someone close is experiencing Nuvigil side effects, armodafinil withdrawal signs or has been abusing other stimulant drugs, we are here to help.
How Can Castle Craig Help?
How Do I Pay For Rehab?
One concern we sometimes hear from people is how they will fund their rehab treatment. The cost of rehab varies depending on what kind of accommodation you choose. You can pay for treatment at Castle Craig privately, or through medical insurance, and some people receive funding through the NHS.
How Long Is the Rehab Programme?
Residential rehab treatment starts at four weeks and can go up to 12+ weeks. Research shows us that the longer you stay in rehab and are part of the residential therapy programme, the longer the likelihood of continued abstinence and stable recovery.
Who Will I Speak to When I Call?
When you call you will reach our Help Centre team who will give you all the information you need to help you decide whether to choose treatment at Castle Craig. Once you have decided that you would like to have a free screening assessment you will be put in touch with our admissions case managers who will guide you through the admissions process.
What Happens at the End of My Treatment?
Castle Craig thoroughly prepares patients before departure by creating a personalised continuing care plan which is formulated following discussions with the medical and therapeutic team. We offer an online continuing care programme which runs for 24 weeks after leaving treatment, in order to ensure a smooth transition back into your everyday life. Patients leaving treatment automatically join our Recovery Club where they can stay connected via our annual reunion, events, online workshops and recovery newsletters.