Inpatient Ambien® Detox Center at Casa Capri Recovery
If you or a loved one is addicted to Ambien®, Casa Capri provides the compassion, care and sobriety skills that you’ll need to find deep healing and lasting recovery at our accredited rehab center for Ambien addiction. The first step is clearing the chemicals from your body. Since withdrawal symptoms from addictive medications can be extremely uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous, our caring all-female staff will support you 24 hours a day as you taper off addictive substances in our cozy and home-like prescription drug detox center. If you need help stopping Ambien, call us now at 855-816-8826.
Under the care of a doctor, you’ll be gently and safely transitioned off of drugs and alcohol in our medically supervised Ambien detox. Very unlike a hospital detox, the space for detoxification at Casa Capri’s Ambien addiction rehab is warm and nurturing. Your comfort and safety are of utmost importance to us and often we can help make this time easier with medications that will help you relax and find relief.
What makes Casa Capri so successful is our deep commitment to you, our expert knowledge of the unique obstacles young women struggling with addiction face and our comprehensive programs that support you as you overcome these obstacles. Most women dealing with addiction have co-occurring conditions, addiction types, mental health issues, trauma, eating disorders and more. We understand these sensitive issues and will do whatever it takes to design an addiction treatment program that will give you the individualized tools and skills you’ll need to heal it all and live a joyful, vibrant, sober life. You needn’t wait another day to begin. Please call now; our intake team is available 24/7 for you at 855-816-8826.
How a Detoxification Center Treats Ambien Withdrawal Symptoms
If you’ve ever struggled with insomnia, then you’ve probably taken or thought about taking Ambien. This sedative works by inducing a calming effect and a sense of relaxation. As a result, patients under this sedative-hypnotic can fall asleep in less than 15 minutes.
Excessive use of Ambien can have negative effects on an individual’s memory, sleep patterns or even their health. That is why the FDA advises that if the condition does not improve after a few weeks, patients should stop taking the drug and seek alternative therapies.
Even though Ambien can be an effective treatment for chronic insomnia, research shows that it is also highly addictive. Patients who are not taking the drug under a prescription or are not following the recommended dosage can often become addicted.
Possible Ambien withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Mood swings;
- Night terrors;
- Muscle cramping;
- Panic attacks;
An Ambien withdrawal can cause both physical and psychological symptoms. In some severe cases, patients might experience seizures, memory loss, confusion, and hallucinations. These symptoms might be dangerous if the patient is not under medical supervision. Because of the potential dangers of Ambien withdrawal, the NIDA advises users to seek professional help when undergoing the recovery process.
When Does Withdrawal Start after Stopping Use?
Ambien withdrawal symptoms may start as soon as four hours after the last dosage and can peak a few days after. The length and severity of the symptoms depend on the patient’s medical condition and history of abuse. Patients who are long-time or heavy abusers may find it more difficult to get through detox than those who only took the drug occasionally and in a lower dosage.
A patient’s health condition will start to improve after a few days of detox, though certain symptoms might linger. Mood swings, nightmare, insomnia, and other psychological side effects are known to affect patients long term, even after the drug has left their system.
Is It Smart to Stop Using This Drug Cold Turkey?
Ambien withdrawal can have serious side effects. During detox, the body is trying to compensate for the lack of zolpidem, making the patients feel extreme discomfort.
Ambien detox should only take place under specialized supervision, either in a medical institution or a rehab center. The symptoms can affect an individual so much that they may choose to continue taking the drug to escape the pain. Even if they manage to push through the discomfort of withdrawal, the possibility of seizures still pose a threat to the patient’s safety.
How Can a Medical Detox Program Help?
Medical detox programs work toward fully rehabilitating the patient, both physically and mentally. Getting the drug out of the system is just the first step of a full recovery, as Ambien abuse can have long-term side effects.
Patients must remain under supervision during the detox process to help manage their withdrawal. Most patients also receive non-addictive medication to help ease the symptoms.
Once the drug is out of the system, patients should follow a rehabilitation program. These programs address the psychological effects of abuse and lower the chances of relapsing.
Are Rapid Detox Programs an Option?
The short answer is yes: patients struggling with an Ambien addiction can follow a rapid detox program to flush the drug out of their bodies rapidly. Most centers use Flumazenil to reduce symptoms and speed up the recovery process.
However, rapid detox can worsen a patient’s symptoms. In some cases, it can even be life-threatening. Not to mention, rapid detox doesn’t address the psychological issues of addiction nor does it reduce the possibility of relapse.
What Is the Next Step to Recovery After Detox?
Patients need to understand that addiction is a complex disorder. Detoxing (the process of cleaning the body of the drug) is only the first step towards recovery. Patients battling an addiction are constantly fighting the urge to take the drug and the possibility of relapsing.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse compares the relapse rates of addiction to those of other chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. According to the agency, the best course of treatment should focus not only on flushing the drug out of the body but also alternative methods that can help alleviate the psychological side effects.
Choosing the Right Treatment
Detox centers offer a variety of programs for patients seeking treatment ranging from individual or group therapy to yoga and outdoor activities. The methods of treatment are chosen to best suit the patient after an assessment of their condition done by a professional.