Ambien is a short-acting hypnotic prescription medication used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause insomnia. By causing you to relax, Ambien is intended to be used for the short-term treatment of difficulty falling or staying asleep.
Ambien Withdrawal Symptoms
Since Ambien is designed for short-term use only, it is recommended that you discontinue using it. However, it is not recommended that you stop using Ambien abruptly as it may cause symptoms of withdrawal including the following:
- Unpleasant feelings
- Stomach cramps
- Panic attack
Will My Insurance Cover Ambien Addiction Treatment?
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, 11 percent of Americans suffer from serious psychological distress and 9 percent have a substance abuse disorder. With these significant numbers, it becomes apparent that services are required to provide comprehensive treatment for substance abuse.
The increasing costs associated with substance abuse treatment, mental health benefits and therapies for co-occurring conditions was initially addressed on a federal level with the implementation of the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 (MHPA) which stated that “a group health plan may not impose annual or lifetime dollar limits on mental health benefits that are less favorable than any such limits imposed on medical surgical benefits.”
While the intent was to offer parity or equality between payments for services provided, the law only applied to employers that currently offered mental health benefits. It did not mandate such coverage. Additional provisions have been added to the original bill which clearly stipulates equal payment for equivalent services. Therefore, people who have this type of insurance from their employers can receive the maximum benefit allowed.
As a result of MHPA, many states enacted regulations to further address the management of insurance payments as they pertain to substance abuse. Of the 18 states that have stipulated drug abuse service insurance coverage, detox is required for nearly 100% of all insured individuals, but outpatient care and rehab treatment are given lower priority. Further, these mandates specify a preference for hospital-based treatment for drug abuse and require service delivery by particular providers, generally certified counselors, psychiatrists, and/or psychiatric nurses
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 75% of individuals with private health insurance have acquired coverage for drug abuse treatment; with the majority of the coverage purchased by employers for their employees and their dependents through employer-sponsored health plans.
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