Prescription sleep aids or “sleeping pills” are designed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep until the morning. Some sleep aids, like Xanax and Ativan, are prescribed because they help people stay asleep. These prescriptions are anti-anxiety medications. They can stop the circular thinking that some people experience when trying to sleep and induce drowsiness. For people who have trouble falling asleep, doctors may prescribe a pill like Ambien, which works to hasten the body to sleep. While both kinds of prescriptions work differently, both can be very habit-forming and even addictive.

Treatment Options For Sleeping Pill Addiction Symptoms

Sleeping pills can create a variety of side effects. People taking sleeping pills may experience constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, tingling in appendages, changes in appetite and/or sex drive, dizziness, nausea, gas, heartburn, vivid dreams, shaking and headaches.

It is important to monitor these side effects and their severity so that you can seek treatment from a medical professional as needed. Just because these sleeping pills can cause these side effects does not mean that it is safe for you to be experiencing things like uncontrollable shaking, memory blackouts or frequent diarrhea. Treatment for sleeping pill addiction can help you get off the drugs safely while minimizing these effects.

Sleeping Pill Medical Detox

If you decide to seek treatment for sleeping pills, the first phase of treatment will likely involve detoxification. Detoxification refers to the period when your body is readjusting to functioning without the medication you are addicted to at that time. This process can be physically and mentally exhausting. It is always best to experience the detox portion of addiction treatment under medical supervision. While getting off sleeping pills, detox may involve vomiting, fever, chills, diarrhea, severe headaches and abdominal pain, and agitation.

Sleeping Pill Rehabilitation Programs

Rehabilitation will begin with a full medical assessment. Once it is determined that treatment is the right option for you, sleeping pill detox will begin the process. Following detox, you will go through inpatient treatment and eventually outpatient treatment. This system sends you on the road to recovery, living an addiction-free life.

Inpatient Sleeping Pill Rehab

Inpatient sleeping pill rehabilitation is best for people who are addicted to prescription sleeping pills. During inpatient treatment, you will experience detoxification in a safe, medically-supervised environment. You then can participate in fulfilling individual and group counseling sessions while you live at the treatment center. These sessions allow you to pinpoint the roots of your addiction and set goals for you in recovery.

Your privacy is respected completely, and it is important to note that inpatient treatment at The Recovery Village is completely confidential. Your health and happiness is our priority.

Outpatient Sleeping Pill Rehab

After completing inpatient treatment for sleeping pills, you will start the outpatient portion of treatment. During this time, you can live in the comfort of your own home. You will continue living your life in recovery and simply come in for individual and group therapy as scheduled. Our professionals will help you put together a schedule and treatment plan that works for you.

Outpatient treatment will be ongoing and is not something that should be short-lived. As you continue to work at your job and live at home, you may encounter new stressors, triggers or threats to your sobriety. Outpatient treatment allows you a safe space to deal with these oncoming hurdles to best protect your recovery.

Visit the following websites to learn about The Recovery Village’s network of rehabilitation facilities. Call today for admissions. Each center is ready to help people learn how to cope with their Ambien addiction and uncover the root causes for their substance use disorder.

  • Orlando Recovery Center: A premier rehabilitation facility in Orlando, Florida that helps individuals recover from addiction and substance use disorders. The center also offers the opportunity to treat co-occurring disorders.
  • The Recovery Village Columbus: Located in Ohio, this facility provides inpatient, outpatient and aftercare treatment for people looking to begin detox. The center provides individualized plans to help patients through recovery while addressing their unique co-occurring disorders or any setbacks that may happen during recovery.
  • The Recovery Village Palmer Lake: In Colorado, this facility offers inpatient, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for individuals looking to kick-start their journey to recovery.
  • The Recovery Village Ridgefield: Located right in southern Washington, this facility provides patients with outpatient and aftercare programs. Just 20 minutes outside of Portland, this facility assists individuals who are ready to begin treatment.
  • The Recovery Village: In Umatilla, Florida, this is a rehabilitation facility that provides resources for individuals seeking drug and alcohol treatment. There are inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment programs available for those suffering from Ambien addiction.
  • IAFF Center of Excellence: Specializes in assisting firefighters who struggle with behavioral health problems and addiction. Members can enter the recovery process sooner so they can return back to work as quickly as possible. Inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs are all available at this facility, where patients can address their Ambien addiction in a safe, supportive environment.
  • Denver Mental Health & Counseling: Denver Mental Health and Counseling by The Recovery Village is a physician-led outpatient center specializing in evidence-based addiction and mental health treatments, offering services such as TMS, IOP, and personalized care for both ongoing and new patients, dedicated to fostering long-term recovery and overall well-being.
  • The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health: The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health is a premier physician-led treatment center in South Florida, offering a comprehensive spectrum of services from medical detox to outpatient programs for alcohol, drug, and co-occurring mental health conditions, with a commitment to rejuvenating lives, families, and communities, and facilitating same-day admissions.
  • The Recovery Village Atlanta: Located in Roswell just outside downtown Atlanta, is a 62-bed physician-led treatment facility offering a comprehensive range of services, from medical detox to outpatient care, specializing in alcohol, drug, and co-occurring mental health conditions, dedicated to transforming lives, families, and communities throughout Georgia.
  • The Recovery Village Kansas City: The Recovery Village Kansas City, an 80-bed facility in Raytown just 10 miles from downtown, offers a comprehensive range of evidence-based treatments for addiction and mental health conditions, overseen by physician leaders, and is dedicated to revitalizing lives, families, and communities throughout the Midwest.
  • The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper Health: The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper, situated just 20 minutes from Philadelphia, is a leading rehab facility in South Jersey providing comprehensive, evidence-based addiction and mental health treatments, ranging from medical detox to teletherapy, with a dedicated team committed to guiding adults on their path to lifelong recovery.
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