Begin Your Sleeping Pill Addiction Treatment in California
Are you tired of depending on your sleeping pills night in and night out? It is possible that you developed an addiction to your medication. Thousands if not millions of people have received sleeping pill addiction treatment and have recovered. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recognizes sleep disorders to be a major problem and estimates 40-60 million Americans suffer from sleep problems. A CBS News article released in 2013 claimed that nearly 9 million Americans are prescribed sleeping medications. With so many people having sleeping issues and being prescribed sleep aids, it is no wonder these prescription drugs are being abused. It can be very easy for someone to become dependent and addicted to sleeping medication, because of the powerful effects.
Know What You Are Taking
Because your doctor prescribed you a sleep-aid you may have thought it was harmless. This is far from the truth as prescription sleep-aids produce powerful effects that make the users dependent. Prescription sleep aids are sedative-hypnotics and usually come in three different forms.
1. Benzodiazepine Sleep-aids – These are extremely addictive, as benzodiazepines are the second most abused drug type in the country. Benzo sleep-aids include; Dalmane, Doral, Halcion, ProSom and Restoril.
2. Barbiturates – Older sleeping medications that are now used for anesthetics during operations. Barbiturate sleep-aids include Amytal, Nembutoral and Seconal.
3. Non-Benzodiazepine Sleep-aids – Newer medications that are less addictive but still habit forming. Non-benzo sleep-aids include; Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata.
Signs of Sleeping Pill Addiction
Many people who develop a sleeping pill addiction may not even be aware of it happening. As your body becomes dependent on the drug your brain tells you that you need more in order to sleep. It can happen to anyone.
You can learn how to beat your addiction, or you can continue living how you are until you eventually hit your own rock bottom. It is often easier to just come to terms with your addiction, and learn how to better your life.
If you are doing any of the following, then you developed a sleeping pill addiction:
Taking your sleeping pills during the day
Taking more than the doctor recommended
Running out of your medicine before your refill date
Taking your medicine and trying to stay awake
Feel panicked when you don’t have your medicine to go to sleep
Have looked to illegally buy sleeping pills on the streets
Taking medicine more frequently
Abusing legal sleep-aids when out of prescription
When you abuse these drugs your body becomes dependent on and tells your brain that you need it, which is how addiction begins.
Overdosing on Sleeping Pills: A Permanent Rest
If you are addicted or abusing your sleeping pills then you are increasing your chances of overdosing or taking too much at once. With these medications, you can experience life-threatening overdose symptoms such as:
Weakening of the heart
Weakening of breath
Sleeping Pill Addiction Withdrawal
We do want you to stop abusing your sleeping pills, but we highly recommend you do not do this on your own. Quitting abruptly without being under medical supervision can be dangerous, counterproductive and even fatal in some cases. We recommend you stay in a professional environment where you can be monitored by medical professionals throughout withdrawal. When detoxing from sleeping pills, you will be put on a similar drug, and tapered down doses will be administered, so your brain can slowly go back to its normal function. This process can be discussed in further detail during intake. Sleep-aid withdrawal and detox should be monitored by professionals so you are as comfortable and safe as possible during this time.
Monarch Shores for your Inpatient Sleeping Pill Addiction Treatment in California
If you are tired of depending on your sleeping pills and upset with the way they have changed you, then call us today. At Monarch Shores, we understand the toll sleeping pill can take on someone and their loved ones. You do not have to live in active addiction anymore: there is a way to change. Our counselors are experienced in all treatment options for any drug addiction. Because of our amazing staff, we are able to customize or tailor any treatment program that meets your needs and budget. We will inform you of the different treatment options, verify your insurance benefits and work out a program that puts you in the best position for long-term sobriety. Located in Southern California, our tranquil environment, and luxury amenities will give you peace of mind in this otherwise trying time. Call us today and learn about our sleeping pill addiction treatments in California.
Short Term and Long Term Effects of Sleeping Pill Addiction
When used properly the effects of sleeping pills are meant to simply help you fall asleep at the appointed time. When you begin to abuse them, you run the risk of serious problems. The FDA admittedly reports that taking certain sleeping medication may cause you to do things in your sleep, and not remember them, such as:
There are other short-term side effects of ambien and other sleeping pills that are just as serious. Memory loss, anxiety, as well as abnormal thoughts and behaviors have all been associated with sleep medication. Your prescribed sleeping pill addiction should not be taken lightly. If you continue to abuse sleeping pills for a long period of time you are at risk of developing a physical dependency to the drug.
If you believe you or your loved one has developed a drug addiction then you should not be upset or feel like you let somebody down. Drug addiction can happen to anyone at any stage in life. It is important to accept addiction and the help you need before it is too late.
Some need a rock bottom or life-threatening experience before they are ready to stop. Unfortunately, some never seek treatment. If you are tired of the emotional roller coaster and risky situations that drug addiction puts you through, then call us at Monarch Shores and start a conversation about changing your life.