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Ambien Rehab

Ambien is prescribed to provide short-term relief for those suffering from insomnia. Categorized as a sedative-hypnotic, the drug has a direct effect on the brain, producing a calming effect, according to WebMD, that allows a user to sleep.

The Effects of Ambien Addiction & Getting Treatment

What’s disturbing about sleeping pills is that it doesn’t take many to put your life and health at risk. Ingesting as little as two or three pills a month has been shown to increase the risk of sudden death. With long-term abuse, the results can be even more destructive. Ambien works on the central nervous system to inhibit neuron activity that contributes to insomnia. It attaches to your body’s GOBA receptors, which specifically reduces the electrical activity of brain cells in the part of your brain that keeps you awake. This makes it an undoubtedly effective sleep aid, but the side effects are also undoubtedly dangerous.

Like many drugs, the more you take the more your body becomes acclimatized to it. Over time, this can affect a person’s breathing and heart rate, causing them both to slow to dangerous levels. While in some cases this can be life-threatening, it can also lead to changes in behavior, depression, memory loss, hallucination, anxiety, lethargy and other detrimental effects. Even after 7-8 hours of sleep, many people awake with the drug’s effects still going. Sleepwalking has also been a huge problem with some people waking in the middle of the night and engaging in risky behavior with no memory of having done so. 

As with all forms of drug and alcohol abuse, experiencing social and psychological side effects is a sign that serious, life-altering changes are needed. Seeking treatment may be the only way to address this issue and return to a life without depending on this medication.

Ambien Detox

Detoxing is a delicate process that should only be done with professional supervision. To be safe, you should contact your physician and ask for advice before making any drastic changes to the dosage you’ve become accustomed to. You may also want to discuss possible courses of action regarding detox and treatment. If you or someone you know has started noticing any of the above symptoms, then professional guidance is strongly encouraged. There are many excellent detox programs available.

You should also be aware that detoxing can also lead to some pretty unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Some are similar to the side effects of Ambien use, but there are also others such as muscle cramps, digestive upset, tremors, fatigue, confusion, insomnia or suicidal thoughts. The goal of ridding yourself from Ambien dependency is worth the discomfort, but it’s never a good idea to attempt going through it alone. Professional detox facilities can help immensely by keeping you as comfortable as possible, keeping you from relapsing and standing by to provide medical assistance if needed. 

Cliffside Malibu has a variety of drug treatment programs including one for Ambien detox. With our expertise, compassionate outlook and comfortable environment, we offer the perfect setting for your recovery. Once detoxed, we can move on to ensuring you’re in a position to live a better life without turning back to Ambien again after you’ve left. 

Ambien Rehab & Treatment

Because Ambien is only intended to be taken for a short time, those who use it for longer periods of time, even if using as prescribed, have a risk of becoming dependent. When that happens, treatment may be necessary to overcome that dependence. It may seem strange to think of treatment for a legally prescribed drug, but even drugs prescribed by doctors have the potential to be abused and form addictions. Ambien is just one example, but it’s still an issue many can’t overcome on their own. That’s why treatment and rehabilitation programs are available for anyone who might need them.

Choosing A Rehab Center

When searching for a drug treatment facility, you should look for one with a good recovery record that monitors its patient’s success rates. Expertise with Ambien addiction and techniques that have been proven in treating it are also good qualities to look for. The success of your recovery is often only as good as the treatment you receive, which is why Cliffside Malibu relies on evidence-based strategies that have been proven successful against sleep aids. We know that the inability to sleep is what drives people back to Ambien for relief. Our treatment combines drug rehabilitation with developing better sleeping habits that help you adjust to life without sleep aids. 

The Ambien Rehab Process

When you check in to Cliffside Malibu, you’ll be treated with respect and compassion from the moment you arrive. Our highly skilled staff and physicians will work with you personally to develop a plan that takes care of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. With us, you’re not just part of the crowd. We want you to feel welcomed and cared for while you’re working on your recovery.

If you’re ready to put in the effort to end your addiction once-and-for-all, we’re ready to give our all to help you do that. In addition to our evidence-based methods, our approach features that are known to have a direct impact on treatment. These include providing individualized treatment, quality staff and long-term residential stays. One-on-one plans that look after your individual needs prove to be more effective and more comfortable than generalized treatments. Our excellent staff of industry professionals and researchers keeps us on the cutting edge of treatment techniques and patient comfort. Also, allowing patients to spend more than three months with us ensures they get as much individual attention as they need to fully heal has been shown to lead to higher success rates. We’ll work to provide the best care for you to address your underlying issues and overcome any sleep issues that could drive you back to your addiction. 

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