Your doctor may have prescribed Ambien for temporary relief of insomnia. Ambien is meant to be used for short periods of time, up to 2 weeks. If you use Ambien for longer than prescribed, it may lead to Ambien addiction, requiring detox and treatment.
Can’t sleep without taking ambien? Are you taking it daily? Talk with a Recovery Connection addiction specialist today and get the right detox and treatment. 866-812-8231 Our helpline is open 24/7, all calls are confidential and free of charge. Life without prescriptions is a call away!
Dangerous Ambien Side Effects
What is Ambien?
Ambien is one of several central nervous system depressants prescribed for insomnia. It is only meant to be taken for 2 weeks. It doesn’t take long to become addicted to this drug.
Ambien is a type of sedative-hypnotic medication. This means that it causes a calming response (sedative effect) as well as induces sleep (hypnotic effect). It is extremely dangerous to operate machinery or drive while using Ambien. You should go to bed immediately after taking Ambien. Ambien can cause sleepwalking or sleep driving. A person using Ambien may suddenly awake in a different part of the home, or even in a different part of the city, without remembering how they got there.
Your body’s responses are slowed when you take Ambien. The drug’s hypnotic effects can also cause:
- Impaired coordination
- Impaired memory
- Slurred speech
- Excitement and unusual behavior
Ambien can be a difficult drug to break away from. Do you want to stop using Ambien? Contact an addiction specialist to get solutions to Ambien addiction.
Signs That You Might Be Addicted to Ambien
Are you experiencing these symptoms? The most common symptoms of Ambien addiction are:
- Mood swings
- Pseudo sense of self-confidence
- Sleep for extended for unusual lengths of time
- Painful withdrawal symptoms
- Parasomnias (disruptive sleep with abnormal emotions, movements, behaviors, including sleepwalking or night terrors between sleep stages)
- Impaired judgment
- Difficulty concentrating
If you combine Ambien with alcohol, other sedatives or opiates, it can stop your heart and breathing.
If you have had any of the symptoms or ever combined Ambien with other drugs, you should seek detox and treatment immediately. Call 866-812-8231 and speak with one of our addiction specialists. We will connect you with the help that you need. We can alleviate Ambien withdrawal symptoms that you may be experiencing.
Ambien Withdrawal and Addiction Treatment
I your addiction has overpowered you and the Ambien withdrawal is in full swing, medical supervision is necessary in order to safely detox off of Ambien. This begins with a medical drug detox. In detox, all traces of the drug will be safely removed from your body. As a central nervous system depressant, Ambien’s impact on your brain and body can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms that require medications specific for Ambien detox and withdrawal.
Some Ambien withdrawal symptoms include:
- Stomach pain
- Severe insomnia
After you complete detox, you should immediately transition into a drug rehab program. In drug rehab, you will learn about addiction, situations that cause you to abuse Ambien, and learn how to live without using drugs.
Ambien Addiction Treatment – Get Help Now
Recovery Connection is dedicated to get you into the right drug rehab center that fits your needs. No matter what your financial situation, our addiction specialists will work hard to get you the help you need. Recovery Connection will connect you with an accredited drug rehab facility that will provide you with a medically supervised detox and a personalized Ambien addiction treatment program.
You don’t have to continue to struggle with Ambien addiction. Talk with a Recovery Connection coordinator today and get the right treatment. We are available 24/7. All calls are confidential and free of charge. Help is available; it’s just a call away.
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