A prescription drug usually recommended for people with sleep disorder. Ambien becomes addictive if taken for over two weeks continuously or taken in higher dosage.
This non-benzodiazepine "Z drug" is medically as effective as benzodiazepines such as Xanax but without the same harmful properties and added two qualities which those drugs are popular for. The manufacturers of Ambien designed and marketed the drug as an alternative to benzos but, which had fewer addictive qualities, especially among people suffering from acute insomnia.
The makers of Ambien designed and marketed the drug as a less addictive alternative to benzos for people with acute insomnia.
It takes just about two weeks for an individual to become addicted to Ambien. A dependence on this drug can form in as short as two weeks period.
It is when people suffer insomnia after quitting the drug that it dawns on some people that they are addicted to it. The presence of withdrawal symptoms is one of the main signs of an addiction.
An Ambien addiction will also include the following signs:
Making requests for prescriptions frequently
Ever growing dosage intake
Experiencing cravings for Ambien
Engaging in dangerous situations without any memory of them later
Spending large amounts of money on the drug
Loved ones are treated as stringers
In most case, a short-term insomnia is a cause of beginning Ambien addiction. Some users underestimate the addictive potential of Ambien because it's prescribed by a doctor and they only use it to help them sleep.
If you use Ambien for some weeks, its potency reduces. After reaching this stage a number of users cannot stop taking Ambien because the insomnia would have worsened leaving them incapable of managing to sleep without the drug.
Zolpidem is sold as Ambien. Throughout the world, Ambien is known to cure insomnia because of the world wide promotion it is given in the past. Its original use is a prescription drug for sleep disorder Ambien is taken by mouth as an extended-release tablet or as a small, oblong tablet. Some people may crush up the pills and snort them to get a stronger effect. A-minus, zombie pills, tic-tacs, no-go's, and sleepeasy are some of the street names of the drug.
Ambien can produce a strong sedative effect by binding the neuroreceptors which can slow down activity of the brain.
Ambien was marketed mainly as an alternative to Benzodiazepines, such as Halcion, which are known for their addictive potential and other side effects. The makers of Ambien claimed their drug was safer and less addictive.
Doctors still say Ambien has the potential to become addictive the more an individual uses. Dr. Michael Weaver who is a specialist in the subject of addiction published a report in 2015 in which he claimed that non-benzodiazepine Z drugs were also quite popular but were prone to many problems, which are similar to benzodiazepines.
Ambien falls under Schedule IV of the Controlled Substances The Drug Enforcement Agency [DEA] has clarified that the drug cannot be used by people for recreational purposes. Despite this, many users have abused the drug for its euphoric and hallucinatory effects.
Ambien Misuse Effects
Abusing the drug includes the consumption of Ambien without a prescription or in a way the doctor has not recommended. Taking more than recommended by a physician is also abuse Once someone builds a tolerance to Ambien, they need larger doses to fall asleep.
Some people now exceed the recommended dosage in order to sleep, increasing their reliance on it.
Ambien is meant to be taken immediately before bed, but some people have been known to take the drug hours before going to sleep. The early stages, after ingestion of Ambien, the drug gives rise to euphoria that gives a sense of washing away insecurity and any self-conscious behaviour.
In some ways, because of the less potential to overdose on the drug the Ambien is a safer alternative to benzodiazepine sedative. A person who has overdosed on Ambien will display the same symptoms as the drugs effects, so it is hard to spot an overdose victim.
Ambien is a potent central nervous system depressant and can slow down the breeding of the user along with the heart rate to the point of being harmful. If too much of the drug has been consumed, it could result in death. Someone with slow abnormal breathing or faint heartbeat could be on an Ambien overdose.
Typical Drug Combos
Alcohol is one of the most common substances, which is ingested along with Ambien. Someone who has become tolerant to Ambien will take higher dosages to be able to sleep. Some people with an Ambien tolerance take alcohol with their pill to amplify the sedative effects of the drug. Mixing alcohol with Ambien is hazardous because both are central nervous system depressants.
Some people have also combined Ambien with benzos like Valium.
Combining the benzos with Ambien cause the health risks similar to those of combining alcohol, with the most dangerous being a fatal overdose.
Ambien Misuse And The Stats
Recovering from Ambien addiction begins with a medically assisted detox. The detox process helps prevent relapse and issues caused by withdrawal symptoms. The best ways to use the drug and effective methods of getting toxins from the body are what hospitals that cater for patients taking treatment from home or those living in the facility can help you with. If you're ready to quit, call us now on 0800 772 3971 to find out your treatment options.