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The National Survey on Drug Use and Health states that more than half a million people in America use Ambien and other similar sedatives. Of these, about 750 people a day abuse Ambien.
Ambien addiction can have serious health consequences, making it vital to turn to help if you have a physical dependence. At Luxe Treatment Center, we can help.
The Basics of Ambien Addiction
Zolpidem tartrate, better known by its brand name Ambien, is a non-benzodiazepine drug belonging to the sedative hypnotics group. It works by activating the GABA neurotransmitter, which can slow down the central nervous system and the brain.
Ambien is among the prescription drugs that doctors give for insomnia and other sleep disorders, but it is only approved for short-term use.
Ambien’s medical results are similar to those of benzodiazepines, and overuse of Ambien can also lead to substance abuse.
There are two main types of Ambien sleep medications. There’s a quick-release version to help you fall asleep and a slow-release version that helps you stay asleep. Either option can lead to an Ambien addiction.
Ambien dependence can form in as little as two weeks. This dependence begins with tolerance, which may cause you to use more of the drug to get the usual effects.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are some important signs that you or a loved one has developed an Ambien addiction. These include:
- Mood swings
- Doctor shopping
- Strange behavior
- Muscle weakness
- Frequent blackouts
- Unusual talkativeness
- Impaired coordination
- Hypersexual behavior
- Nausea and vomiting
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Inability to stop using the drug
Overdosing is a concern with a drug like Ambien. Because you can build up a tolerance quickly and require more of the drug to get the same effect, you can easily end up taking more than your body can handle. If that happens, you can experience overdose symptoms, including:
- Excessive drowsiness
- Slowed breathing rate
- Loss of consciousness
- Slowed heart rate
An Ambien overdose can be fatal, so reaching out for help is vital. At Luxe Treatment Center, we can help you begin your recovery process with effective Ambien addiction treatment.
Ambien Addiction Treatment
If you have developed a dependence on Ambien and want to find your way back to sobriety, the medical professionals at Luxe Treatment Center can help. Ambien use can affect your life in many ways, including causing physical health issues. Get the help you need today in our Ambien rehab program.
Before being able to tackle the underlying cause of an Ambien addiction, you must remove the drug from your body. To avoid dangerous withdrawal symptoms and to make it less likely that you relapse, we offer medically assisted detox. This detox procedure uses carefully selected medications to decrease symptoms and reduce cravings.
Before beginning the detox procedure, we always perform a physical and mental health assessment to learn how to best help you. Our team of medical professionals will decide on the most effective way to get you through detoxification in a safe and effective manner.
You can expect 24/7 medical supervision and targeted support for dealing with symptoms of withdrawal.
At our Ambien addiction recovery center, we recommend inpatient treatment. Residential Ambien treatment programs offer the safe, welcoming environment that someone dealing with a drug addiction needs.
Addiction treatment at our facility begins with an assessment of your physical health and mental health, pinpointing any mental health concerns that might make the recovery process more complex.
Once you have undergone the detoxification process, you can begin dealing with what might be causing your Ambien abuse. Our Full Circle Support System allows you to put together a treatment strategy that works for your needs. This support system is part of our center’s holistic approach to substance abuse treatment.
At our addiction treatment facility, we offer intensive therapies that can help you with mental disorders as well as addiction.
We focus on behavioral therapies, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Motivational enhancement therapy
- Contingency management
- Seeking safety therapy
- Mindfulness therapy
- Positive psychology
- Narrative therapy
- Reality therapy
We offer individual therapy along with group therapy and support groups, where you can hear other peoples’ experiences with Ambien treatment.
We also offer holistic and experiential therapy options, including:
- Tai chi
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Culinary therapy
- Recreational therapy
At our substance use disorder treatment center, we understand that you are an individual and that your recovery journey may not be the same as that of other people. Together, we will design a treatment plan that suits your needs.
Start Your Recovery
For those seeking addiction treatment for Ambien abuse, we offer help at Luxe Treatment Center. We can help you get treatment for underlying mental health concerns that may impact your recovery while also helping you avoid the worst of the detoxification process.
If you relied on Ambien to treat insomnia and have now developed an addiction, we provide high-quality behavioral health care. Get the assistance you need for Ambien abuse by turning to Luxe Treatment Center.
Contact us now to learn about how you can treat your addiction to sleep medication.