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Ambien Addiction and Treatment

Chapters Capistrano is a leader in handling addiction and has created a highly personalized treatment program for individuals addicted to this drug. Each case of dependency can be unique and often times two people addicted to the same drug are 100% different, but both curable.  Therefore, a specialized approach is required to ensure that success and complete drug addiction rehabilitation is achieved.

Addiction and Treatment Information

Ambien is the brand name for the drug known as Zolpidem. It is a prescription medication used for treating insomnia, as well as some brain disorders. While Ambien is typically seen as a “safe” drug, abuse is becoming more common as individuals will sometimes significantly exceed the prescribed amount. When used under a doctor’s supervision, it can be an effective and safe treatment; however, when used in an unsupervised manner over a longer period of time or at higher than prescribed amounts, it can have a sedative, muscle relaxant, hypnotic effect on the user and create serious health risks.  While not in the benzodiazepine drug class, the hypnotic effects can be similar.

Abuse And It’s Effects

Side effects associated with prolonged, unsupervised use are related to the user’s physical and mental health, and can include nausea, vomiting, amnesia, hallucinations, as well as other health issues. Like other prescription drugs, chronic usage can lead to the addict developing a tolerance and dependence to the drug. The abuser commonly increases their consumption of the drug to maintain the desired effect and to battle the developing tolerance. In the process, the user increases their dependence on Ambien. Problems frequently occur, and Ambien can be fatal when used in combination with other recreational drugs, such as alcohol, opiates, or antidepressants.

Detoxification Doesn’t Have To Be Painful

At Chapters, we understand that most people are anxious about the idea of going through Ambien withdrawal and this keeps them using the drug. We recognize that withdrawal can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be.

Through the unique rehabilitation programs at Chapters, our process engages the most traditional and safe form of withdrawal from using, which is a drug-specific detox. Clients receive mild prescription medication under medical supervision that reduces the risk of seizure and eases withdrawal symptoms. These medications generally are prescribed in tapering amounts until the body is physically stabilized.

Chapters Capistrano recognizes the unique challenges presented by addiction. Contact Chapters today to learn more about our personalized rehab program. Beat addiction today and enjoy sober living, call our 24 hour helpline at 949-371-4198 or email today.

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