Ambien Addiction and Prescription Medication Addiction Help with Archstone Recovery

Physicians are prescribing more drugs than ever before, and many of the most popular and commonly used prescription drugs are also some of the most addictive.  Ambien is one popular prescription drug that is more frequently abused than ever before.  Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep aid and is part of a class of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics.  Ambien abuse begins when a person starts taking Ambien every night to fall asleep.  Soon they become dependent and cannot stop using Ambien without risking terrible rebound insomnia and withdrawal symptoms.  Many people who abuse multiple prescription drugs use Ambien to “come down” from other highs and get to sleep.  Ambien is often also used in suicide attempts and sexual assaults.

Ambien abuse can be very dangerous; because it is so new, there have been very few studies about it. We do know that it can cause withdrawal symptoms and that overdoses can be fatal; we also know that the danger of overdoses increase when Ambien is combined with alcohol.

There is help available for Ambien addiction.  Archstone Recovery’s caring treatment team understands Ambien addiction and specializes in helping Ambien addicts recover. Archstone Recovery’s beautiful, state-of-the-art treatment facility in Lantana, Florida (FL), is convenient to Miami and Palm Beach.   Rehabilitation programs ranging from outpatient care to transitional living to extended care programs are available to give you the care you need to recover from Ambien addiction.

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