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Ambien is prescribed on the NHS as a sleeping medication. Ambien is classed as a sedative and the drug is may go under the name of Zolpidem. Ambien is commonly prescribed to treat sleeping aliments such as insomnia. However when the user consumes more than the recommended dosage and for a longer duration than required toleration to Ambien is built up. Ambien’s manufacturer does not recommend users continue to consume the drug for more than two weeks. When users continue to consume Ambien for more than two weeks a physical addition arises. Users at this stage often crush up Ambien tables and snort the resultant powder in order to increase the desired ‘hire’.

Ambien withdrawal

Ambien addicts experience a range of unwanted and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when consumption of the drug is abruptly brought to a stop.

Withdrawal symptoms associated with Ambien detox include:

  • Nausea
  • Bodily aches
  • Fever
  • Memory loss
  • Hallucinations
  • Vomiting
  • Shakes

Why residential rehabilitation?

If you suspect you or a loved one has developed an addiction to Ambien, the simplest and most effective method of treatment is a residential and controlled detoxification and rehabilitation programme. Ambien dosage is tapered down slowly so patients detox without experiencing unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because detox takes place in a residential setting you or your loved one receive round the clock medical attention during this testing time.

Patients are denied access to Ambien other than during the tapered detox period. Residential rehabilitation means the usual ‘triggers of addiction’ are entirely absent during detox. Ambien addicts have been known to commit suicide during detox or to suffer life threating conditions such as cardiac arrest. Having a medical team on hand all but eliminates these psychological and physical health risks. Anti-anxiety drugs may be offered to ward off uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

What happens after detox?

Once the ‘detox milestone’ is reached patients enter the psychotically stage of rehabilitation. Our medical team sign off detox once all withdrawal symptoms have passed. During the psychological stage of rehabilitation a number of modern psychotherapy techniques are employed such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. Therapies are supervised by a qualified drugs counsellor or therapist. Our range of therapies aim to treat underlying emotional triggers of Ambien addiction. Therapy ultimately means patients do not relapse back into Ambien addiction once residential rehabilitation has concluded. A number of relapse prevention techniques are taught in group and individual therapy sessions.

What happens after rehabilitation?

Our rehabilitation centres carry patients well once rehabilitation has concluded. You receive twelve months of free aftercare following the conclusion of your programme. Aftercare takes place twice a week at the rehabilitation centre where you received treatment. Sessions are conducted by qualified therapists and counsellors you will have met on your rehabilitation programme.

Our rehabilitation alumni enjoy excellent long-term recovery expectations. This is because of the quality of rehabilitation and aftercare on offer. We screen applicants upon admission to ensure only those committed to recovery gain admission.

Contact Rehab 4 Addiction today

If you would like to learn more about our Ambien rehabilitation programme please call our admissions team today on 0800 140 4690. Alternatively complete the enquiry form and a member of our team will reply shortly. If a loved one is suffering from Ambien addiction why not consider our intervention service.