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Sleeping Pills Detox & Treatment Services by State

Sleeping Pills Detox & Treatment Services by State

Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Services for Sleeping Pills Addiction in the United States

Over a five-year period between 2006 and 2011, there were over 38 million sleeping pill prescriptions for Ambien given out within the United States. There is a common misconception that you cannot become addicted to sleeping pills. However, millions of Americans are unable to sleep without the help of a sleeping pill. The long-term use of sleeping pills creates a tolerance, which requires a person to take more of the drug and at a larger dose. Sleeping pill dependency is a common problem within the United States, and the average sleeping pill user experiences withdrawal symptoms. These types of pills are regularly prescribed for a variety of reasons.

Countless overdoses happen throughout the country, because of mixing sleeping pills with other medications and alcohol. There are some signs that your sleeping pill use has gotten out of control. Most of these indicators are similar to other drug abuse problems. For example, if you have had several failed attempts at quitting your sleeping pill use, this could mean you are dependent on the drug. If you are experiencing constant cravings for sleeping medication, such as during the day and the times you are not taking them, this is a clear sign you are addicted. People who abuse prescription drugs often go to more than one doctor to fill more than one script. If this is happening, this would be the time to seek out help.

If you are continuing to take these pills despite all the negative consequences, and are avoiding your responsibilities in life to use these drugs, this would be a time to seek out help. The constant use of sleeping pills causes memory loss and affects cognitive abilities. An addiction can manifest itself in various ways, and it happens differently for each person. The three most common sleeping pills prescribed in the United States are Ambien, Sonata, and Lunesta. Most types of sleeping pills have similar effects on the brain. The drugs bind to the GABA receptors in the brain but have less an impact than benzodiazepines.

The average sleeping pill is only prescribed to be taken over the short-term. However, because of how addictive these drugs are, users come to rely on them to get a good night’s sleep. When these drugs are abused and are taken at a higher dosage, they can produce hallucinatory effects and a feel-good euphoria. The effects of sleeping pill abuse include reduced anxiety, lack of coordination, dreamless sleep, dizziness, hallucinations, and a light-headed feeling. The abuse of these drugs is common among high school and college students within the United States. If you are struggling with a sleeping pill addiction, you should be seeking out help right away. There are countless drug and alcohol programs across the country that can help. You will require the proper detox to help manage the withdrawal symptoms. Once detox is complete, you can then transition into a drug and alcohol treatment program. Both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers are effective at helping sleeping pill addicts address the underlying issues connected to the addiction.



Dr. Rohit is a Diplomate of the American Society of Addiction Medicine who has been supervising successful detox for over 13 years.


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