Ambien, like all prescription medications, has a viable medical benefit when used correctly. However, this sedative can easily lead to addiction, harming the body in countless ways. Anyone addicted to Ambien may wish to gain freedom from the drug, but breaking free is no easy feat. That’s why Serenity House Detox & Recovery offers an Ambien detox program to help patients free themselves from the binds of addiction.
The Necessity of an Ambien Detox
Anyone addicted to or abusing Ambien will need to complete a full prescription drug detox program in order to get started on the road toward total rehabilitation. Without an official, accredited detox program, breaking an addiction to Ambien will be incredibly difficult.
Many people start taking Ambien to help them with disrupted sleep or insomnia. Over time, an addiction can form that prevents individuals from sleeping at all without Ambien. Therefore, quitting cold turkey can lead to significant withdrawal symptoms. An Ambien detox program, however, can ease some of those symptoms and make it easier to rid the body of the drug once and for all.
What to Expect With an Ambien Detox
A medically supervised detox program will help with the results as well as with the comfort levels of patients during the detox. An Ambien detox program typically lasts for a week, although the Ambien itself will generally be out of the body within 48 hours.
Detoxing from Ambien is the vital first step in recovery and sobriety, but there may be some discomfort or unpleasant symptoms that accompany withdrawal. The first few days without Ambien can lead to symptoms like:
- Stomach cramps or nausea
- Extreme mood swings
Fortunately, these symptoms are short-lived. By the end of the first 48 hours of detox, many of the worst symptoms will already be over. By the end of the week-long detox, many patients report that withdrawal symptoms are minimal.
What to Look for in an Ambien Detox Facility
The most important thing to consider as you choose an Ambien detox program is accreditation. An accredited drug and alcohol detox center will have proven their results and have the facilities and medical staff necessary to help patients detox in a safe and comfortable place.
An excellent facility will also have 24/7 staff available to medically detox patients. During a detox, disrupted sleep patterns mean that patients may be awake at night or dealing with symptoms at unusual times. Dehydration is common and can strike quickly, so staff should be readily available and equipped to produce IVs for fluid if necessary.
A detox facility in a scenic, desirable location may also help patients through the process. Sunny skies and a warm climate, like what you’ll find at Serenity House Detox & Recovery’s Florida locations in Jupiter and Fort Lauderdale, can be a psychological boon during a trying time.