Ativan (Lorazepam) Street Price
Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam and belongs to a class of drugs classified as benzodiazepines (“benzos”). These types of drugs affect the central nervous system and are prescribed to people with panic disorders.
When Ativan is sold on the street, it comes in .5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg pill doses. The price for these tablets is far more expensive when sold on the street than it is in the pharmacy.
The price of Ativan by dosage:
- the street price of a .5 mg pill is around $1
- the street cost of a 1 mg tablet is approximately $2
- the street price for a 2 mg pill is approximately $4
In a pharmacy setting, Ativan can sell for as low as $.05 per mg or $.10 per pill. This means that the average markup for Ativan sold illegally on the street is at least 1000%.
What Influences The Street Value Of Ativan?
Several factors may influence the street price of Ativan including other illicit drugs on the market, local law enforcement, and geographic location.
People will typically pay more for street drugs in rural areas, and less in the large metropolitan areas. This is because there is a larger market in cities and dealer competition drives prices down.
Treatment Programs For Prescription Drug Abuse
If you or a loved one are currently addicted to controlled substances such as Ativan or other potentially harmful medications, help is available at a drug rehab center.
Treatment options may include:
- methadone and buprenorphine maintenance for opiates
- medically monitored detox
- group, individual, or family counseling services
- dual diagnosis care for co-occurring mental health disorders
- 12-step programs
- short-term inpatient rehab
It’s important to seek the help of healthcare professionals if you’re addicted to opioid painkillers such as fentanyl and OxyContin (oxycodone), or benzos such as Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium (diazepam).
Attempting to quit substances such as the ones listed above cold turkey may result in severe and life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.
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Bedrock Recovery Editorial Team
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