Sleep aids and sleeping pills have become a popular part of our worldwide culture. As people are becoming busier than ever, and technology keeps us awake, you may find yourself using sleep aids more and more. Unfortunately, many people begin taking sleeping pills just to get by or to experience a high feeling, and then they find themselves dependent on these medications every day.
What Is a Sleeping Pill Addiction?
When a person has an uncontrolled desire to use sleeping pills on an ongoing basis, it may be a sleeping pill addiction. Regular use of sleeping pills can lead to dependency over time. Once your body becomes accustomed to low doses of sleep aids, higher and higher doses are required. If you feel unable to sleep without sleeping pills, feel cranky or ill when you miss a pill, or feel like you are dependent on these pills, you might be addicted.
The best way to overcome a sleeping pill dependency is through detox and medical intervention. While you may think that rehab treatment seems extreme, consider that rehab offers a safe and comfortable place for you to get back to a regular sleep pattern.
Can Therapy Help Me Overcome Sleeping Pill Addiction?
Sleep aids and sleep pills like Lunesta, Ambien and Halcion can be quite effective in the short term to cure insomnia. If your insomnia is serious, you will need more than just a sleeping pill prescription. Therapy can help you uncover the root cause of your sleepless nights and help you treat anxiety and sleep disturbances at their root cause. If temptation to use sleep pills has consumed your evenings, or if you have entered in a cycle of taking sleep aids and stimulants to sleep and wake, therapy can help you understand your addiction, identify temptation and avoid relapse. By understanding how your addiction works, you can be in control of your future.
How to Help a Loved one with a Sleeping Pill Addiction
The best way to help a loved one with a sleeping pill addiction is to seek the help of a professional interventionist. A professional interventionist can help you and your loved one make a better future. Because professional interventionists are highly experienced and neutral, they can help your family cope with addiction and make your intervention run safely and smoothly. Plan rehab care for your loved one before you plan an intervention. Once an intervention is conducted, you usually have 24 hours or less to get your loved one into treatment. If you wait too long, your loved one may change her mind and not accept treatment after all.
Get Sleeping Pill Help Now!
Our toll-free helpline offers a direct connection to experienced recovery counselors who can help you find out how to break the sleep pill cycle now. We can help you find the following treatment solutions:
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