Sleeping Pill Addiction
Sleeping pills have become a widely used and popular method for individuals wanting a peaceful night’s rest.
If you or someone you know cannot sleep without the use of sleeping pills, then it’s clear that help is needed.
What Are Sleeping Pills?
Sleeping pills are prescription sedative drugs commonly used to induce sleep and relieve insomnia.
Sleeping pills are frequently used today as many people struggle to fall asleep due to the pressures and stressors of society.
Excessive use of sleeping pills can lead to physical and mental dependence for it, meaning an addicted individual won’t be able to fall sleep without taking sleeping pills.
Signs and Symptoms of Sleeping Pill Addiction
One of the simplest and easiest ways to check if you or a loved one is addicted to sleeping pills is to stop using the drug and see if the individual is able to fall sleep by themselves. If they cannot, then an addiction may be present.
However there are other tell-tale signs of an addiction to sleeping pills to look out for.
These include becoming tolerant towards the drug (using more of it to achieve an effect that was once felt through lower dosages), using the drug with other narcotic substances as well as having feelings of increased emotions, irritability and nausea.
The individual may also look to finding other drugs that cause similar effects to that of sleeping pills.
Migraines, rapid weight loss, memory loss and fainting can all be linked to an addiction to the drug.
Overdoses can occur, even to those who have used sleeping pills for a long time.
People who have become tolerant to the drug are most at risk of suffering from an overdose, and the effects can be extremely damaging to the body and in some cases, fatal.
Sleeping Pill Addiction Treatment
If you suspect and link any of the above symptoms to yourself or a loved one, then it’s important that treatment is done immediately.
Rehabilitation through a residential stay in a clinic is the best way to help the individual recover.
While residing in rehab, a supervised medical detoxification will be done to help you to stop using the drugs safely and diminish any withdrawal symptoms that may be experienced.
Therapy and counseling will also be done, which help in educating the individual about their addiction and what can be done to prevent it from occuring in the future.
Once a residential stay has been completed, it is advisable for the individual to attend outpatient treatment, which will serve as a continuation of what was taught in rehabilitation, however the individual will reside at home and attend regular meetings with an addictions counsellor.
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