Ambien Addiction Treatment
Ambien abuse and addiction has been a growing problem in the United States. Classified as a sedative-hypnotic, it is often prescribed to treat sleeping difficulties such as insomnia. In many cases the sleeping difficulty occurred due to another prescription drug, such as a stimulant or an antidepressant. The addition of a sleeping pill such as Ambien creates a much bigger problem and due to its abuse potential, hundreds of thousands of people are in need of addiction help for sedatives.
Contact us today to speak with a counselor that can help find a treatment center for someone dealing with Ambien addiction.
In addition to the millions of people who are prescribed this dangerous drug, nearly 350,000 Americans abused sedatives such as Ambien within the past year.
It be should known that your mental stability could change in unexpected ways while you are taking this drug. Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: aggressiveness, strange or unusually outgoing behavior, hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), feeling as if you are outside of your body, memory problems, difficulty concentrating, slowed speech or movements, new or worsening depression, thinking about killing yourself, confusion, and any other changes in your usual thoughts, mood, or behavior. Be sure that your family knows which symptoms may be serious so that they can call the doctor if you are unable to seek treatment on your own.
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Treatment for Ambien may first require a taper-down process or a medically-supervised detoxification before a residential treatment facility due to the withdrawal symptoms of the addiction.
Ambien withdrawal may occur when Ambien is stopped suddenly after being used daily for a long time. In some cases, these Ambien withdrawal can occur even if Ambien has been used for only a week or two. In mild cases, Ambien withdrawal symptoms may include unpleasant feelings. This creates a vicious cycle, the user has the desire to quit using Ambien, but the Ambien withdrawal symptoms they experience are the same if not worse than their initial reason for using Ambien. In more severe cases of Ambien withdrawal, abdominal and muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, shakiness, and, rarely, seizures may occur.
Ambien can have heavy side effects in addition to dependency. Some of these could include:
drowsiness, weakness, headache, dizziness, 'drugged feeling', unsteady walking, difficulty keeping balance, constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn, stomach pain, or tenderness, changes in appetite, uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs, unusual dreams, dry mouth or throat ringing, pain, or itching in the ears, eye redness, muscle aches or cramps, joint, back, or neck pain heav,y menstrual bleeding, among others.
Contact us today if you or someone you know needs Ambien addiction treatment and would like to find a treatment center that is successful.