Ambien Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation

Ambien Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation

Since Ambien is a prescription medication, like in case of other prescription medications, it is a common misconception among general public that its use is not associated with any significant side effects. This is not true at all. In fact, prescription medications make a significant part of all types of substances people are addicted to. Ambien addiction can be particularly difficult to pinpoint since most of the users take it for therapeutic purpose and it may seem like the user is just taking his medication. The chances of development of addiction are increased a great deal when the drug is abused. Abuse is defined as:

  • Taking the drug without a prescription/medical needs
  • Taking the drug in amounts more than prescribed
  • Taking the drug more frequently than prescribed

A rehabilitation center can be immensely helpful to enable a patient make a speedy recovery. At Addiction Rehab Centers, every patient is given individual attention. An assessment is made depending upon the condition of the patient and a treatment is provided accordingly.

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Treatment options for Ambien addiction:

  • Inpatient treatment programs:Inpatient treatment is the most intensive type of treatment. The patient is made to live in a specially designed facility during the treatment. The patient may have to live for varying periods of time usually ranging between a few weeks to a few months depending upon the condition and recovery rate of the patient. Ambien addiction treatment is not as painful process as the treatment of some other heavy drugs such as cocaine or heroin, so the patient doesn’t have to live in rehab center for long. Addiction Rehab Centers use advanced techniques to facilitate the process of recovery. The experts at the center monitor the condition of the patient 24/7 and provide all the treatment needed. Chances of recovery increase a great deal for patients who opt for inpatient treatment programs. These are highly recommended for the patients who have been dependent on Ambien for long periods of time.
  • Partial hospitalization program:Partial hospitalization program is offered to the patients who need something more than outpatient treatment. It is highly recommended for the patients experiencing severe mental health issues. A team of doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, pharmacists and psychologists takes care of the patient at Addiction Rehab Centers during the process.
  • Outpatient treatment programs:Outpatient treatment offers same facilities excluding the living in part. The patient is allowed to live at home, performing his everyday tasks, while getting treated at the same time. It is a suitable program for patients who cannot afford to quit their job or education and move in to a rehab center. Also, it costs less. Most of the Ambien addicts can be treated by outpatient treatment. However, those with poor mental health may need inpatient treatment. The patient is also required to visit rehab center from time to time depending upon his condition. Having a supportive family at background not only speeds up the recovery process but also increases success rates.

Use of behavioral therapies:

A number of therapies are employed during the process of drug rehabilitation. Drug abuse ends up ruining whole life of the addict. He loses his friends, career, job and even family. Drug rehabilitation is a process that involves preparing the patient for a new life. The goal is to cure the addict of the addiction and prepare him to start his life all over again. It is only possible if therapies are used. From the start to end, therapies play a crucial role. Some commonly offered therapies offered at Addiction Rehab Centers include:

  • Individual therapy:It is a one on one treatment approach that involves the patient and his therapist. The counselor discusses every aspects of addiction including what lead him to it and what his triggers are. The patient is then treated to remove the root cause of the addiction. Also, it is made sure that the patient knows his triggers and avoids them successfully.
  • Group therapy:Group therapy involves a number of patients. Talking to each other about their coping mechanisms can help the patients learn a lot. Group therapy also helps the patients stay determined and focused on their recovery.
  • Spouse/family therapy:Spouse or family therapy involves the patient and his family/spouse. It can help to facilitate the process of communication between the addict and his family. The family is able to understand the condition of the patient in a better way.

Treatment of co-occurring conditions :

Co-occurring conditions are referred to a situation where an underlying psychological disorder is present along with drug addiction. Studies show that people who are fighting a mental illness are more likely to become a victim of drug addiction. Even after drug addiction has been treated, mental illness may still persist and it does not go away until a treatment is provided.. Recognizing and treating such issues is given due importance at Addiction Rehab Centers. The treatment of addiction is not possible unless these conditions are treated as well. There are great chances of relapsing if such disorders are left unattended.