Ambien Detox Centers
Ambien, also known as zolpidem is a prescription sleep aid useful to those who suffer from chronic or drug related insomnia. It is also one of a class of short term sleep aids called hypnotics or sedatives.
As Ambien use increases, so do the harmful addictions associated with it. It is very easy to find yourself severely addicted to Ambien if you do not take it as directed. Normally people take Ambien by using a spray or taking a tablet once per night to promote healthy sleep.
The trouble starts when you begin to:
- Take more Ambien than necessary,
- Take it for longer than necessary,
- Abuse Ambien recreationally
According to Sanofi Aventis, the manufacturer of Ambien, it is a central nervous system depressant, so the risk of depression and overdose is very high, particularly when you are abusing Ambien. If you are abusing Ambien then an Ambien detox is necessary to end the addiction. For help finding one call 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?).
What is Ambien Detox?
Ambien detox is the process of stopping your Ambien use suddenly with support. Although many people who use Ambien for short term relief of insomnia do so safely, there are also many people who take Ambien recreationally or for longer than necessary. An Ambien treatment or detox center is usually necessary to stop this type of use. To find a treatment center all you have to do is call 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?).
Why Detox from Ambien?
Ambien has several serious side effects particularly when it is abused. These side effects according to the Food and Drug Administration are:
- Sleep driving
- Having sex while still asleep
- Doing other activities while you are still asleep and having no memory of them
- Worsening of depression or depressive illness
- Memory loss
- Panic attacks
- Abdominal cramping
- Abnormal thinking or behavior
- Loss of balance or falls
If you experience any of these side effects, you should consider stopping Ambien through an Ambien detox or treatment program.
If you are addicted to Ambien then you need an Ambien detox. In large quantities or used with other drugs such as alcohol or opiates, Ambien is extremely dangerous. It is very easy to overdose on Ambien under these conditions. According to the Mayo Clinic, an addiction may also cause:
- Stealing, selling, or gathering prescriptions
- Increased sleep
- Job tardiness or job loss
- Poor decision making
- Drug seeking behaviors
- Doctor shopping
- Mood swings or aggression
All of these behaviors can cause a social stigma, financial loss, or poor life circumstances. Detoxing from Ambien when necessary can help you avoid these adverse consequences. To find an Ambien detox call 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?).
Ambien Withdrawal Symptoms
When you are in detox from Ambien addiction or abuse, there are certain withdrawal symptoms you might experience. These symptoms are:
- Unpleasant thoughts or feelings
- Panic attacks
These symptoms can be very severe if left untreated. Although many causes do not result in severe withdrawal or detox symptoms, if you are abusing, are addicted, or are taking too much Ambien these symptoms become dangerous very quickly.
Dangers of Detoxing from Ambien Alone
Ambien is not a medication you can detox from alone. Since some of the symptoms, such a seizures, are dangerous it is extremely important to seek medical help when you are stopping Ambien.
Other dangers of Ambien detox include:
- Intense craving
- Insomnia psychosis
- Suicidal ideation
- Extreme anxiety
- Relapse back to using increasing amounts of Ambien
- Medical issues associated with the effects of withdrawal
All of these issues are possible when you try to detox from Ambien without medical help. To find a medical detox center, call 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?).
How can a Medical Ambien Detox Help?
Ambien medical detox helps to alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal while providing a safe and supportive atmosphere for detoxification. Although those simply dependent on Ambien may not need full addiction treatment, those who are addicted to Ambien do. According the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treatment can:
- Help you withdrawal with few or no symptoms
- Locate and treat the cause of your Ambien abuse
- Help you identify the consequences of your Ambien addiction and deal with them
- Increase your healthy life skills
- Continue with other forms of comprehensive treatment
These are all ways that medical detox and treatment for Ambien addiction can help you overcome your addiction issues. To find help for your Ambien addiction all you have to do is call 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?).
What is Treatment Like?
There are several things involved in Ambien detox and Ambien Addiction treatment. What works for others may not work for you, so it is important to explore many options rather than just one.
Tapering is often the first type of treatment that doctors attempt. Tapering involves decreasing the Ambien over a period of weeks until you are no longer dependent on it.
Although tapering works for those with mild addictions, it is extremely difficult for those with severe problems. Tapering only works, if you can battle the some withdrawal symptoms and your cravings without giving in.
Medically assisted treatment
Although there is no specific medication approved for Ambien withdrawal, you can treat the individual symptoms. Doctors may use:
- Over the counter medications that treat mild withdrawal symptoms
- Antinausea and antiemetics to treat nausea and vomiting
Counseling and behavioral treatment
Most full treatment programs and comprehensive detox programs involve counseling or behavioral treatments. These treatments often include:
- Cognitive behavioral treatment
- Contingency management
- Motivational enhancement
- 12 step facilitation therapy
Each of these therapies may be combined with medications to help you end your addiction once and for all.
Find Safe Ambien Detox
To find a medical Ambien detox that will work for you all you have to do is call us at 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?). We can help you with all of your addiction needs.