A person who developed a dependency on Ambien and struggles with addiction may need additional support in order to manage the substance abuse disorder effectively. Since trying to quit cold turkey can be dangerous and unsuccessful, seeking help in the form of inpatient or outpatient Ambien rehab can be very beneficial. A treatment center with a holistic approach can develop a plan most in line with the patient’s individual needs and concerns. At The Recovery Village, each patient is treated individually and their treatment plan is developed to help them taper off Ambien and recover.
Although Ambien can be a convenient option for people who struggle with sleep disorders, it has the power to become highly addictive if it’s used for an extended period of time. The sedative gives the body an instant, calming feeling, thus making it easier to rest. However, it also allows the body to achieve a body high. The more someone takes Ambien, the more their tolerance grows, which can ultimately initiate an addiction.
Any person struggling with an Ambien addiction has an important decision to make regarding their own care. Since there can be serious withdrawal symptoms for any patient who does not understand the right procedure and recommended steps for tapering off the drug, finding a treatment and recovery center that is experienced with Ambien addiction can help set up a patient for success after they complete their treatment.
Some patients may attempt to taper off the drug themselves, either gradually or abruptly. When this is attempted without professional help, it can create severe withdrawal symptoms and there is a higher risk for setbacks to occur. Detoxification is an important step in living a drug-free life and should not be taken lightly.
During an Ambien detox, a patient needs to allow any Ambien remnants or toxins to be cleared from the body. An Ambien detox can be very challenging and due to the potential intensity of withdrawal symptoms, any person who is interested in this treatment should identify a treatment center experienced with this process so that the patient can be properly monitored. Professionals usually recommend tapering off the drug and using other medications to assist with this process. Often, the best detox results are obtained in a supervised treatment setting.
Another reason why it is important to seek treatment in an Ambien rehab facility is because doing so can also help treat any co-occurring disorders that may be present. Some mental illnesses and medical issues are more common with Ambien addiction and it may be in the patient’s best interest to identify a center that can help with all diagnoses. A treatment center providing a holistic approach can help a patient develop coping mechanisms for dealing with mental health issues in addition to addiction.
In the past, drug addiction would have been treated on its own. However, the presence of mental health disorders can make things more challenging for a patient and it is more appropriate to manage these all at once in order to develop coping mechanisms and to help a patient understand how the disorder and the addiction interact with one another.
Some of the most common co-occurring disorders for people struggling with Ambien addiction include:
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Bipolar disorder
Today, addiction specialists recognize that co-occurring disorders should also receive attention when a patient receives treatment for addiction. With up to one in five Americans struggling with a mental health issue or diagnosis, treating these issues together often helps patients better succeed with their recovery efforts. This makes it all the more important for treatment professionals to recognize how these issues often intersect and present unique challenges to patients.
Integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders is strongly recommended for any patient who has already previously received a mental health diagnosis. A comprehensive approach for dual diagnosis issues helps the treatment professionals design a plan that is the most in line with what that patient needs both in recovery and afterwards.
Along with assisting with the detoxification process, The Recovery Village offers the tools and resources necessary for battling the mental Ambien addiction. The Recovery Village facilities include:
- Orlando Recovery Center
- The Recovery Village Columbus
- The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake
- The Recovery Village Ridgefield
- The Recovery Village
- IAFF Center of Excellence
Alternatively, people interested in seeking treatment can look for a treatment center that is in their area by browsing through The Recovery Village’s online local facility directory.
Depending on the severity of the addiction, a patient may spend anywhere from 30 days to 90 days in rehab recovering from an Ambien addiction. An initial intake can help to identify a patient’s starting point, but many factors will influence the length of their stay.
For patients concerned about paying for rehab, an outpatient program may assist a person who needs to keep their job and maintain other obligations. People struggling with minor or moderate Ambien addiction may be able to use an outpatient program that is financially feasible for them.
Addiction is seen as a medical disease, just like cancer. This means that insurance companies are mandated to offer treatment for substance use disorders, along with any treatment that may be needed for any underlying, co-occurring disorders. Therefore, insurance is one of the most common ways to pay for rehab. The individual health provider may also have stipulations about the type of insurance they accept, so asking these questions upfront can help identify the right treatment center for the patient based on their individual needs. The kinds of health insurance that might cover addiction recovery and care include:
- Private insurance
- State-financed insurance
- Military insurance
Not every patient will be able to benefit from insurance coverage, nor will every patient be able to afford out-of-pocket payments. That’s why alternative payment options can help patients get the support and treatment options necessary to treat their Ambien addiction.
A low-income center or free center may also help those patients who are unable to pay with insurance. A growing number of recovery centers are also provide financing options to help patients get the care they need. Since free centers often have long waiting lists, investigating financing options may be a wise first step.
No patient should be turned away from getting the support needed to recover from Ambien dependency, so financing options can help to pay for the inpatient or outpatient rehab that a patient seeks in order to recover successfully. People interested in beginning their Ambien addiction treatment can discuss payment and financing options directly with an associate of The Recovery Village on the toll-free hotline.
While it can be worrisome when thinking about the cost of treatment, there is no price that a person can put on their sobriety. It is recommended that a person seeks help from medical professionals rather than doing it on their own. This can ensure that the detox is done safely and efficiently. A person attempting to detox on their own may unintentionally make withdrawal symptoms come on stronger and faster if it isn’t done carefully. When a person allows themselves to enter Ambien rehab it gives them a chance to escape from many of their triggers while they begin to rid their body of the drug and learn the necessary tools to get used to a life of sobriety.
If a patient decides to move forward with seeking treatment through detoxification, one form of rehabilitation treatment that can be recommended is individualized group therapy. A patient might have some individual therapy sessions with a counselor, but in most recovery programs a group therapy method is part of the recovery process. Patients can also contribute by sharing in the group, which can also help other patients with their recovery as well. Many patients in recovery find that the support from a group is essential for identifying their own needs and coping mechanisms that may come into play later in their lives.
Group therapy is managed by a licensed clinical professional. Within this group session, patients get the opportunity to share their concerns and explore issues in a safe environment supported by their peers. With a deep understanding of each patient’s concerns, the counselor approaches all issues with an individualized focus while also allowing patients to learn from and grow along with one another. The peer-supported atmosphere is an important component of most individualized group therapy programs.
Group therapy and individual therapy are often a place for a patient to better understand and begin deploying behavioral treatments. These treatments assist patients with engaging in successful Ambien addiction recovery. Therapies, including individualized group therapy, help patients modify their behaviors and attitudes associated with drug abuse. Furthermore, these can often help with providing tools for enabling patients to cope with stressful situations or drug cravings. Patients learn to identify their own environmental cues and triggers for a more successful transition to life after the treatment program. Treatments may include management interventions, community reinforcement methods, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement methods, and group therapy.
If you are concerned about an Ambien addiction, you probably have questions such as:
- Do I really need inpatient care?
- What are the confidentiality issues associated with inpatient care?
- What happens during treatment?
- Should I get treatment near my home or travel elsewhere?
- How long does treatment last?
All of these are crucial questions to ask before the Ambien addiction treatment process begins. Residential inpatient treatment is most often recommended for individuals who are unable to care for themselves during detox due to the intense cravings and desire for the drug.
During their time in a residential treatment program, patients can be able to develop the life and recovery skills necessary to function in their daily life after the treatment process has been completed.
A full service residential inpatient treatment facility will allow individuals to be monitored 24 hours a day, giving them and their loved ones the peace of mind that they will not experience care and medical attention as-needed, and the assurance that they are in an environment that is safe to begin recovery within. It is not always easy to make the decision to move into inpatient rehab, but it is strongly recommended option for someone who is struggling with a severe Ambien addiction.
Residential inpatient treatment for individuals struggling with Ambien addiction include benefits such as:
- Medication management
- Treatment planning
- Comprehensive evaluations
- Individual therapy
- Ongoing treatment goal assessment
- Daily group therapy
- Discharge and after-care planning
- Recreational therapy
All of these benefits support an individual who needs inpatient therapy. This reinforces the notion that inpatient therapy may be the appropriate choice for a person if they struggle with a severe Ambien addiction and are not confident in their own ability to manage it. Attempting to stop an addiction without professional supervision can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms. Individuals considering treatment should avoid potentially dangerous self-treatments and instead contact the experienced professionals at The Recovery Village.
Inpatient rehab is a great option for people who want to battle their substance use disorder, but it is not always possible for a patient struggling with Ambien addiction. There are several differences between inpatient and outpatient rehab. Outpatient treatment also includes benefits such as group therapy, individual counselling, nutritional counselling, and psychiatric care for individuals coping with depression, anxiety and other disorders.
On-site care is provided at the main campus for an addiction recovery center in the form of:
- Partial hospitalization
- Residential treatment
- Intensive inpatient
- Substance Detoxification
- Intensive outpatient
Patients who need additional support structures beyond managing things on their own may be recommended for outpatient services. For individuals who have mild addictions, an outpatient treatment regimen may be an appropriate form of care.
One of the primary concerns for individuals seeking treatment options is that they do not want to be away from home for long. It may be difficult for them to imagine being away for a long period of time and therefore, intensive inpatient care is not appropriate for their individual needs.
Outpatient treatment will typically allow a person to treat the underlying issues associated with their Ambien addiction while also maintaining their job and tending to domestic needs as well. Outpatient treatment can also help patients who do not need around-the-clock treatment to address their Ambien addiction.
Patients in the outpatient program at The Recovery Village may not have to stay overnight, but by attending the routine appointments with a therapist, the patient will safely support their Ambien addiction treatment.
For more information on ways The Recovery Village can help you live a drug-free life, call one of our representatives. It’s free and confidential. Begin your road to recovery, today.
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