Ambien Detoxification and Rehabilitation
Many patients begin taking Ambien as a sleeping aid. Ambien is legal in the United Kingdom and freely prescribed as a sedative, anxiolytic and hypnotic drug. The drug is also known as Zolpidem. Doctors prescribe Ambien in order to treat conditions such as insomnia. An addiction to Ambien develops quickly as a tolerance to the drug is built up. This means more Ambien is required in order to feel the desired effect. An addiction to Ambien typically arises after two weeks of continued use. Unwanted Side effects include fever, memory loss, amnesia, nausea, diarrhoea, muscle ache and dizziness.
How Ambien Detoxification works
Our Ambien rehabilitation programme tackles both psychological and physical aspects of addiction. Detoxification is first tackled where Ambien is entirely allowed to drain from your system. Detoxification takes place within our residential rehabilitation centre. This means patients are not exposed to ‘addiction triggers’ during detoxification. Patients receive 24 hours a day medical observation so withdrawal symptoms are treated correctly. Withdrawal symptoms are physical as well as psychological in nature. Physical withdrawal symptoms are particularly unpleasant. It is common for patients to experience hallucinations, sever mood swings, vomiting and shakes during detoxification. Withdrawal symptoms mean attempting detoxification without medical assistance is potentially dangerous. Suicide and cardiovascular problems are not unknown when Ambien detoxification is attempted at home using ‘cold-turkey’ approaches.
What happens during and after detoxification?
During detoxification, prescription drugs are offered to ease withdrawal symptoms. Methadone may be offered to relieve these symptoms. Buprenorphine may be offered as it is capable of offsetting symptoms experienced during Ambien withdrawal. Once withdrawal symptoms begin to decline a programme of therapy commences. During therapy, psychological aspects of Ambien addiction are tackled. Therapy takes place one-to-one with a therapist or in groups. Cognitive behavioural therapy is employed so patients understand how thoughts and emotions give rise to addictive behaviours. Powerful coping strategies are taught so patients do not relapse after leaving our rehabilitation centre. Patients learn how to overcome dysfunctional thoughts and emotions which promote destructive behaviours.
Once Ambien rehabilitation draws to a conclusion an aftercare plan is put into place. We encourage patients to reach out to Narcotics Anonymous groups in their local areas. We provide a 24 hour a day helpline should relapse become an imminent risk. Cassiobury Court’s patients experience some of the lowest relapse rates in the industry and we believe our stellar track record is largely thanks to the quality of aftercare we provide.
Call Cassiobury Court for more information
If you wish to learn more about Cassiobury Court’s Ambien 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.