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Insomnia and Sleeping Pill Addiction

Insomnia and sleeping pill addictionHave you gotten to a point where you cannot sleep without the aid of sleeping pills? Drugs like Lunesta, Rozerem, Halcion, Ambien and Sonata have become increasingly popular as a means for people to overcome stress and restlessness and achieve a good night’s sleep. However, these drugs are habit-forming, and some people find themselves faced with a serious addiction and no way to sleep without these medicines.

Signs and Symptoms of Sleeping Pill Addiction

If you think you might have a problem with sleeping pills, be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of addiction. If the following symptoms seem familiar to you, then you might be struggling with a sleeping pill addiction:

  • You cannot sleep or find sleeping difficult without taking the drug
  • You spend time thinking about the drug, or you are preoccupied with the drug
  • You have developed a tolerance to sleeping pills, and you require more of the drug than you used to in order to feel the same effects
  • You mix sleeping pills and alcohol or other drugs
  • You feel irritable, sick or experience intense emotions without a sleeping pill
  • Without the sleeping pill, you feel that you may stay awake for days
  • You seek similar drugs to achieve the same effects as sleeping pills
  • Your body weight has changed rapidly, or you are experiencing digestive problems
  • You experience headaches, lightheadedness, forgetfulness or feel like you cannot fully wake up

It is important to note that even if you have been taking sleeping pills for a long period of time, overdoses can still occur. An overdose of sleeping pills can be fatal, or it may leave you with lasting cognitive problems. Don’t risk your life, get help for sleeping pill abuse.

Help with Insomnia and Sleeping Pill Addiction

If you have become dependent on medicines in order to sleep and cannot stop the cycle of sleeping pill addiction, we can help. You may need assistance to manage anxiety or to have a more healthy sleep pattern, or you may need assistance to detox from these drugs safely. With effective medical management, you can overcome the use of sleeping pills with less discomfort.

We offer a 24 hour, toll-free helpline that is staffed by caring, trained counselors to help you learn more about rehab, sleeping pill addiction and more. Learn more about your options for sleeping pill rehab, counseling, family support and more. Call us today.

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