Zolpidem, also known as Ambien, is a sleep medication that is sometimes abused for the purpose of getting high. Some individuals also use the drug beyond its recommended dosages. Both of these actions can create an Ambien addiction syndrome, for which addiction treatment will be necessary.
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Ambien Addiction and Inpatient Rehab
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Ambien is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs, and, unfortunately, using the drug in this way can cause serious effects, chief among them, addiction. Inpatient care is not always necessary for Ambien addiction recovery, unless
- You are suffering from a comorbid mental disorder.
- You are experiencing or believe you are likely to experience a severe withdrawal reaction, which could possibly cause seizures, according to the National Library of Medicine.
- You do not have a strong social support system at home to help you through your recovery.
- You do not feel that your home is a safe place to recover or conducive to your recovery.
In this case, finding the right rehab center is especially necessary because you will be staying in the facility for a prolonged period of time and because you require a more intensive option for your safe and beneficial recovery.
What Should I Look for in Inpatient Care?
Inpatient care sets itself apart from outpatient care by providing 24-hour treatment in a controlled environment. It is important to know what to look for in a rehab program in order to make the best possible choice for your recovery.
- A fair price: Obviously, not everything should weigh heavily on the cost of your rehab program, but there are a wide variety of options available. You should be able to find a rehab program in your price range that also provides you with the options you need. Just make a budget before looking for a rehab program, and try to stick to it as much as possible.
- A comfortable environment: When you find a rehab program that offers a comfortable, calming environment you will be more likely to stay in your program for a longer period of time, which will allow you to create a successful recovery. In addition, you will be able to self-reflect more easily and reduce stress during a difficult time.
- A dedicated staff: If you are able to build a good relationship with your inpatient program’s healthcare staff (including doctors, nurses, counselors, and others), you will also likely stay in treatment longer and be more willing to trust your providers to help you recover safely.
- The right treatment options: You will need your own treatment program that caters specifically to your needs: every patient does, according to the NIDA. But your rehab facility will have to offer the right treatment options, including any medical and psychological treatments you require, medications, behavioral therapies, and possibly even holistic options as well.
Choosing the Best Option: How Do I Know the Program Is Best for Me?
Once we have matched you with a rehab program, it is important to call the facility and find out what they offer in terms of care. You should also ask how much the program costs and whether or not your insurance will be able to help cover some of the price. After asking questions and giving the individual on the phone your information, it can also help to take a tour of the facility. This way, you can truly see what the program has to offer, what it feels like to be in the rehab center itself, and what the staff is like.
Make a checklist of all the things your inpatient center must have in order to provide you with the best care possible. Some of these things may not even be related to your addiction. Once you find a facility that meets a large portion of these requirements, ask yourself:
- Do I feel comfortable here?
- Can I imagine myself staying here for a long period of time?
- Do I think this place and its program will help me make positive changes in my life and end my Ambien abuse?
If the answer to all three is yes, you have very likely found the best program for your needs.