Ambien Withdrawal and Detox

Ambien Withdrawal and DetoxIt is never a good idea to stop using prescription medications suddenly, and the situation with Ambien is no different. When dependency is present this drug is capable of producing many painful and debilitating withdrawal symptoms, which can include:

  • Intense cravings
  • Continuing or worsening insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Shakiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Heavy sweating
  • Panic attacks
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Delirium and seizures
  • High blood pressure
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Uncontrollable crying

Fortunately, beginning your sobriety in medically-supervised detox will make the experience of Ambien withdrawal more tolerable. Which will normally take place in a hospital-like setting at a residential drug and alcohol treatment center.

While under the 24-hour care of doctors, nurses, addiction specialists, mental health counselors and support staff, you may receive a full range of medical services, based on your individual needs. During this stage of your recovery, your daily dosages of Ambien will be gradually decreased. Thus allowing you to make a safe and smooth transition to sobriety. Tapering of dosages will likely continue after you make the transition to inpatient or outpatient rehab, but detox is devised to help you get through any rough spots during the initial withdrawal period.

If you have co-occurring mental health disorders, your symptoms will be monitored closely even as you continue the withdrawal process, to make sure you have appropriate medical care at all times. Detox will normally continue for seven-to-10 days, although it can be extended for those who have severe addictions and/or comorbid conditions and require more time.

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We provide holistic care and treatment using an individualized approach specifically tailored to your needs. Our holistic care and treatment is based on the best scientific evidence available. Secondly, we help you lead a healthy, substance-free life with adaptive coping and problem-solving skills. Don’t let Ambien addiction control your life. Our addiction professionals can help you get on a path of recovery, significantly changing your life. Contact us today for more information on our certified staff of professionals, as well as our first-rate facilities.

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