Ambien Addiction and Treatment.
At Laguna Trails, you can find expert medical staff, experienced in treating Ambien addiction. Let our medical professionals create a personalized treatment program to help you recover from your unique symptoms and dependency. Ambien addiction is complex and personal, that’s why we take a personalized approach to ensure that you or your loved one has the attention and care to fully recover and get back to your life.
Ambien is a brand name of Zolpidem and is frequently prescribed to treat insomnia and other sleeping problems. Unfortunately, users who start the drug in good faith often find that their prescription medication is habit forming and highly addictive. When correctly used, Ambien is a safe and effective treatment for insomnia, but still causes dependence. Despite this, many patients are left unsupervised with the drug for too long, which causes tolerance and increased usage. Over time, tolerance and dependence can lead to addiction.
Long-Term Side Effects
In the short-term, Ambien is a heavy sedative and hypnotic, which causes muscle relaxation, decreased motor skills, poor judgement, and sedative affects. In the long-term, it can cause increasing changes in the brain, eventually forcing users to continue to use to feel okay. For example, many long-term users experience severe anxiety and worsened insomnia when coming off the drug, and must continue to use to decrease those effects. The drug also causes hallucinations, nausea and vomiting, and amnesia, which will worsen over time, so that many users aren’t taking Ambien to feel better, they’re taking it to avoid side effects.
Medically Supported Detox
Detoxing from Ambien is difficult, painful, and traumatic. At Laguna Trails recovery, we know it doesn’t have to be. Let our team of medical professionals give you the support you need to detox safely and comfortably. We offer mild prescription medication to reduce the risk of seizure, reduce withdrawal anxiety, and speed up the process – allowing you to safely detox over a period of 3-10 days.