Sonata Detoxification and Rehabilitation
Sonata is a relatively recent addition the many sleeping drugs available through the NHS. Sonata first appeared in the early 1990s. The active addictive agent in Sonata is a molecule known as Zaleplon. Sonata is touted as superior to Benzodiazepine-based drugs as Sonata does not cause users to feel ‘hungover’. Once in the bloodstream Sonata travels to sensors in the brain. A neurotransmitter known as GABA is released making users feel relaxed. Patients become addicted to Sonata following treatment for sleeping disorders. Sonata is classed as a hypnotic drug or sedative. The addiction arising from Sonata use is physical as well as psychological. Users typically take less than fourteen days of continuous use to develop an addiction to Sonata. Once hooked a tolerance to Sonata arises meaning an ever greater quantity of the drug is required to feel ‘high’. Unwanted side effects of Sonata use include nausea, abdominal pain, muscle ache, headaches and depression. Sonata can also lead to infertility amongst male users.
How our Sonata detoxification programme works
Cassiobury Court’s Sonata detoxification programme requires patients to receive treatment within our residential rehabilitation centre on the outskirts of London. Patients receive 24 hours a day medical observation so withdrawal symptoms associated with Sonata detoxification are observed and treated appropriately. Withdrawal symptoms include nausea, mood swings, vomiting and anxiety. Once users stop taking the drug the brain enters a state of hyperactivity and seizures may occur. Patients who initially took Sonata to treat insomnia may experience a condition known as ‘rebound insomnia’.
What happens after Sonata detoxification?
Once symptoms decline Sonata addicts take part in therapy sessions. A number of ‘talking therapies’ such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are employed. Patients are taught coping strategies to reduce risks of relapse on leaving our rehabilitation centre. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the most effective form of treatment for Sonata addiction. Patients identify thoughts and emotions giving risk to addictive behaviours. Once patients identify irrational thoughts they are encouraged to challenge and replace these thoughts with healthier and more rational alternatives.
Following rehabilitation patients receive a personalised aftercare plan. Should Sonata use continue after rehabilitation a helpline is provided to ensure relapse is short lived. We encourage patients to attend Narcotics Anonymous groups once they have left our rehabilitation centre.
Call Cassiobury Court for more information
If you wish to learn more about Cassiobury Court’s Sonata detoxification and rehabilitation programme call our centre today on 0800 500 3129. Cassiobury Court is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre located in London and Blackpool. You can learn more about our detoxification programme by clicking here.