Ambien is a strong depressant prescribed to people suffering from severe insomnia. Ambien becomes addictive if taken for over two weeks continuously or taken in higher dosage.
Ambien is in a class of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics. The same medical effectiveness is found in this non-benzodiazepine "z-drug" as benzodiazepines like Xanax without the same dangerous and habit-forming features those drugs are known for.
People who are battling prolonged sleeplessness are given the drug as a replacement for benzos by the manufacturers because its rate of addiction is less than that of benzos.
Ambien is an addictive material, although it is not as habit-forming as benzos. In less than 14 days, one can develop reliance on the drug.
The presence of withdrawal symptoms of Ambien is the primary sign of an addiction. The presence of withdrawal symptoms is one of the main signs of an addiction.
If you see any of the following symptoms that are caused from abusing Ambien seek help:
Buying the drug again after you have exhausted it
Repeatedly taking larger doses than prescribed
Experiencing a craving for Ambien
Loss of memory with regards to previous harmful experiences
Spending large amounts of money on the drug
Isolating oneself from family and friends
Temporary sleeplessness is the first sign of dependence on the drug. The addictive potential of Ambien is underestimated by some users as it's prescribed by the doctor and it is only used to help them sleep.
The effects of Ambien start decreasing after taking it for more than a couple weeks. At this stage some users are unable to quit taking this drug because their insomnia has worsened to the point they cannot manage to sleep without Ambien.
Zolpidem is sold as Ambien. In popular culture, the drug's features as a sleep aid are widely known (even notorious), due to the pervasive advertising campaign. It is primarily prescribed as a temporary treatment for insomnia. In whatever form you have it, it should be swallowed. For more impact, some users will grind the drug and use it through the nose. Other street names for Ambien are no-go's, zombie pills, sleep easier, tic-tacs and A-minus.
By reducing the performance of the brain, the drug tranquilizes the user.
Due to the negative consequences and the tendency to over depend on benzodiazepines and its replacement, Halcion, Ambien was formulated to give users a better option. The makers of Ambien claimed their drug was safer and less addictive.
Despite the claim by the manufacturers that Ambien was superior to benzos, the medical fraternity has claimed that users can develop an addiction during any stage. "Non-benzodiazepine z-drugs are also very popular and prone to many of the same problems as benzodiazepines." according to Dr Michael Weaver who is an expert on over dependence on addictive drugs.
Some drugs are termed dangerous and listed under the Schedule IV controlled substance, Ambience is on the list too. The implication of this is that people will still abuse the as the Drug Enforcement Agency believes. The drug makes individuals have strange, happy feelings, some become addicted in spite of the warning by this agency.
Effects Of Abusing Ambien
Taking Ambien without a prescription or in any way not directed by a doctor is abuse. Ingesting an extra pill to help you get to sleep is also considered as abuse. People typically need larger doses of Ambien when they build a tolerance for the drug.
This tolerance causes the user to need a bigger dose in order to fall asleep, they illegally give themselves higher dosages.
The medication is supposed to be taken just before one sleeps, but, you find people consuming it at all times of the day. Overconfidence and vulnerability and dangers are not existent in an individual's actions.
In some ways, because of the less potential to overdose on the drug the Ambien is a safer alternative to benzodiazepine sedative. It can get pretty difficult to detect an overdose of Ambien because there is no difference between the signs of an overdose to the effects from the drug.
Ambien has the potential to cause respiratory problems because it has the ability to reduce the performance of the central nervous system. The result could be a fatal overdose. A strong indication of someone experiencing an overdose is unusually slow breathing or heartbeat.
Preferred Drug Concoctions
Alcohol ranks very high among what are used with Ambien. Oftentimes people require the higher doses of the Ambien once they build the tolerance to it. A number of people that have developed an Ambien tolerance often consume alcohol along with the pill to enhance the sedative effects from 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.
The health risks of combining benzos with Ambien are similar to those of combining alcohol, with the most dangerous being a fatal overdose.
Statistics On Ambien Usage
Recovering from Ambien addiction begins with a medically assisted detox. The detox process helps prevent relapse and issues caused by withdrawal symptoms. There are many rehabilitation facilities offering inpatient or outpatient detoxification and psychological assistance to those addicted to Ambien. If you are prepared to quit Ambien call us now on 0800 772 3971 to understand the treatment options available to you.