Treatment for Ambien® Addiction at Casa Capri

A Safe Nurturing Space for Young Women to Heal, Change and Grow 

There’s hope, healing and lasting recovery for young women struggling with an addiction to Ambien® at Casa Capri’s accredited prescription rehab.  Our caring and compassionate all-female staff understands the unique challenges women face as they recover from addiction because we’ve been there. Most of our team of doctors, therapists and counselors are women in recovery too. This is a safe nurturing space for healing and growth.

We are deeply committed to your recovery and our unique, tailor-made programs will teach you how let go of destructive and damaging behaviors and beliefs so you can become a woman you are proud of and create a life you truly love. Your transformational journey begins with a phone call to our process admissions team at 855-816-8826. We are here for you 24 hours a day with love, hope, and support.

Rediscover Your Happy Heart 

The first step in Casa Capri’s addiction treatment program is our inpatient medically supervised Ambien detox where you’ll safely and comfortably be purified of all chemicals. Next, you’ll begin your healing journey at our rehab for Ambien addiction. Our innovative therapies, supportive structure, and sisterhood of sobriety empower each individual woman on her unique recovery path.

Unlike one-size-fits-all treatment centers, Casa Capri cultivates deep healing of common co-occurring conditions—such as trauma, body image disorders, anxiety, and depression—with customizable proven therapies. You’ll heal your whole self, learn tools that will ensure a lasting recovery and rediscover happiness in your heart. We know how hard it can be to begin, so we will hold your hand and walk with you every step of the way. Please give us call today at 855-816-8826.

Ambien is a sedative-hypnotic drug that can help adults treat insomnia. However, because it alters the brain’s mechanisms and can lead to addiction, doctors rarely prescribe it for more than two weeks. If patients don’t experience any significant improvement after this period, then physicians usually look for a replacement.

Women, especially, must be very careful when taking Ambien and should take smaller doses than men because their bodies eliminate the drug at a slow rate. The risk of side effects is also higher in the elderly and can include dizziness, confusion or even amnesia if the person sleeps for less than eight hours.

Patients should also know that Ambien can interact with other drugs and may lead to acute intoxication.

Ambien affects the brain’s functions by activating the inhibitor system in the neural cells, thus slowing the activity rate. It has a calming effect on the mind and the muscles and can help people fall asleep faster.

However, as mentioned already, prolonged use can lead to severe addiction. Patients can develop tolerance to the drug’s effects and may become tempted to increase the dose over time to experience the same calming effects.

After just two weeks of using Ambien, most patients begin taking the drug at a higher dosage and shorter intervals than before. Just a few additional hours between intake can make the patient experience the first signs of withdrawals.

According to a 2013 study, the number of emergency visits to hospitals due to Ambien has increased dramatically in the past few years. In fact, there has been a 220% increase in accidents of overdose between 2005 and 2010.

Once addiction sets in, patients will have a difficult time controlling the urge to take Ambien. Not only that the cravings can affect people physically, but they can also alter their state of mind. They can induce hallucination and behavior changes and can even lead to severe depression and thoughts of suicide. Because of the serious side effects it produces, stopping the drug at once is extremely dangerous. That is why professional help is mandatory to overcome the withdrawal discomfort.

It is necessary to follow a set of rules that the doctors recommend to heal from this addiction safely. One of the ways to detox the body is by gradually reducing the dosage. It’s possible that the doctors will use a substitute medication to prevent some of the most extreme withdrawal symptoms.


Patients that enroll in inpatient drug treatments have a high chance of rehabilitation. That’s because these facilities control the patient’s environment as well as the external factors that may contribute to maintaining the addiction.

Not only that inpatient treatment centers create a safe and peaceful environment, but they also offer customized detox programs that consider the unique needs and problems of individuals. That often includes a holistic approach that focuses on treating the patient physically and mentally, as well as spiritually. That includes 12-step programs, sleep hygiene, psychological assessment, and psychiatric help. Behavioral therapy and support groups can also come in handy when dealing with addictions.

Another benefit of inpatient drug treatments is that patients are under the constant supervision of professionals. That can make a significant difference in the recovery process, especially during the withdrawal period. Having a team of professional around all the time can make things easier for those in pain.

The hard truth is that no standard procedure works for everyone. Sometimes, holistic therapy in addition to tapering off the drug could be sufficient. However, there are circumstances when doctors use medication to help patients overcome withdrawal and decrease the chances of relapse.

Medication can also help to counter the side effects of the therapy. Even after the patient managed to flush the drug out of their system, doctors may still prescribe substitutes to help them control the factors that contributed to the addiction, such as insomnia or psychiatric disorders.

Depending on the causes and duration of the addiction, patients receive different types of complementary therapies to help them overcome their problems.


Some of these therapies include meditation, yoga or support groups. Patients will also benefit from individual treatment to get a full control of their emotions and consolidate the healing process.

A crucial factor that doctors consider when treating Ambien addiction is the psychological disorder that led to abuse in the first place. For example, anxiety is a health problem that often causes severe insomnia, and insomnia may be the starting point for addiction. Stressful periods, panic attacks or even depression can be overwhelming at times. Often people search for short-term solution, such as sleeping medication to help them overcome their problems.

Specialists recommend various types of individual therapy sessions to help the patient understand their problems and find suitable coping mechanisms that work for them.

Sessions of individual therapy are proposed for at least two times a week in the beginning. Depending on each person, therapy sessions may happen daily or once a week.

Individual therapy also plays a major role in recognizing what kind of behavior and external factors have led to addiction.

Depending on the mental issues that are involved in this process, individual therapy sessions could be recommended for long periods of time to maintain the psychological health of the patient and lower the risk of relapse.

A lot of people are not aware of the risks they expose themselves to when taking Ambien and often ignore the doctor’s recommendation. The sense of calm and relaxation they get after each dose can persuade them to extend the use or increase the amount. However, the consequences of Ambien abuse are severe, and you must seek help as soon as possible.