Ambien Addiction

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What Is Ambien?

Ambien is a popularly prescribed drug for sleep disorders. It is highly addictive. Ambien is also known as zolpidem, a sedative that has hypnotic properties. Ambien affects the chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced, therefore causing sleep problems.

Ambien comes in two forms one has an immediate release tablet that helps people fall asleep quickly. The extended release has a layer that helps people stay asleep. The recommended doses of Ambien in men and women differ significantly, and this drug is not approved for use in children. The misuse of Ambien based on this information can result in dangerous side effects.

Ambien is a hypnotic drug that can impair a person’s thinking and reactions. The drug tends to last in the body for long hours and people who use it may feel sluggish upon waking the next day. Ambien is a dangerous drug and should never be used when engaging in activities such as driving, eating, or making phone calls. When this occurs, users regularly have no memory of the activity.

Using Ambien for extended periods of time and at high doses can cause withdrawal symptoms, that can last for a few weeks. This extension of withdrawal from Ambien depends on the degree of use.

Some Negative Effects of Ambien use are:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Delusions or hallucinations
  • Euphoria
  • Amnesia or short-term memory loss
  • Coordination problems
  • Fatigue

Long-Term Withdrawal Symptoms of Ambien Include:

  • Agitation and irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Cravings
  • Nervousness
  • Delirium
  • Convulsions or seizures

Ambien and Addiction

An Ambien addiction is dangerous and there are signs to take into consideration when someone is abusing Ambien and has formed an addiction.

The Cottage House at Avalon Malibu is a place to discover the way to a more fulfilling, addiction-free life. Our objectives include improving retention in treatment, reducing psychiatric crisis and symptoms, improving coping skills, and reducing drug-related behaviors. We seek to strengthen healthy behaviors and help each person put into practice holistic alternative methods to Ambien addiction.

If you have a persistent desire to use Ambien and have been unsuccessful in your efforts to stop, then Avalon Malibu is your answer for recovery and treatment.

Some of these signs are:

  • Use of Ambien results in failure to fulfill work, school or home obligations
  • Use of Ambien in physically hazardous situations such as driving or operating machinery
  • Use of Ambien resulting in legal problems such as drug-related arrests
  • Continued Ambien use despite negative social or interpersonal consequences

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