Sleeping Pill Addiction

Sleeping pill use seems safe at first. The pills are often prescribed and you have a medical need for them. But, the longer you use them and the more you use them in ways not prescribed by a doctor, the more likely you are to develop a dependence and it is a dangerous one. So dangerous are sleeping medications that, in 2007, the FDA requested that labels feature stronger warnings.

Everyone faces emotional scenarios with which they cannot cope. Perhaps, a death in the family impacts you or the termination of a close relationship. These upsets often cause trouble sleeping and it is not uncommon for doctors to treat this insomnia with barbiturates, benzodiazepines or medications that contain zolpidem (known by many as “z-drugs”). However, users who take these medications for too long or in too high of a dose can easily develop an addiction.

The US National Library of Medicine notes breaking an addiction to these medications poses physical and mental challenges and it is important to keep withdrawal symptoms to a minimum, as they exponentially increase chances of relapse.

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This is why it is important to have medical guidance, psychological support, and to develop coping strategies. These can all be provided by an inpatient rehab.

It isn’t enough to know that you need rehab; you also have to choose one and figure out how to attend. That is a lot to deal with, but you don’t have to deal with it alone. You can call 800-654-0987 right now and speak to an expert who can answer all of your questions and link you to an appropriate inpatient rehab. Don’t wait. We can make the process easy.

Do I Choose Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment for My Sleeping Pill Addiction?

Sleeping Pill Rehab

Inpatient rehab can help end your sleeping pill addiction for good!

You need to know that stopping your sleeping pill use immediately will increase your risk of relapse because it will kick in withdrawals. But, you need to stop using and to detox before you attend your actual treatment.

You need to be free of drugs. So, how can you manage to make it through this period? In an inpatient setting, you have the full oversight of a staff who know ways to manage and ease discomfort and can prescribe medications that reduce symptoms. Without this level of care, you will experience withdrawal, including:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Tension and anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Nausea, vomiting, and wretching
  • Headache
  • Pain and stiffness
  • Seizures
  • Psychosis

In addition, as insomnia is so closely linked to psychological disorders, you may be suffering from a co-occurring disorder in addition to your addiction. You should have both treated. An inpatient facility can concurrently treat both conditions and limit the negative impact that they have upon one another.

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How Long Should I Choose to Remain in Sleeping Pill Addiction Treatment?

Because you need to detox and receive comprehensive treatment, you should stay for no fewer than 28-30 days. This is a standard length of stay and you should have little problem finding a program that offers it. However, if your addiction is severe or you have a complex co-occurring disorder, you may receive better treatment from a 60 to 90-day stay.

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Should I Consider Receiving Addiction Treatment Out-of-State?

If you cannot find the treatment options you need locally, you may have to look out-of-state to receive the level of care you need in your situation. All rehabs are not equal and each will have a different approach. You should go where you have the most chance of succeeding.

Alternatively, if your sleep disturbances are the result of environmental stressors and those trigger additional sleeping pill use, you may want to be as far from those stressors as possible. Going out-of-state creates a vast buffer and may help you to relax and focus on recovery.

How Can I Finance My Sleeping Pill Addiction Treatment?

Because of the Affordable Care Act, substance abuse treatment is required on all individual and small group health insurance plans. You should be provided with some level of insurance coverage. However, it may not be enough. The financing department at the inpatient rehab you choose should have additional options available. You may even qualify for supplementary funds.

For more financing options and tips, call 800-654-0987. You have questions and we have answers. Let us help you to begin your recovery journey.