Assuming you cannot become addicted to sleeping pills is a terrible mistake, and one that is made sometimes even by physicians. After innocently treating short-term insomnia with sleeping pills, some people become incapable of falling asleep without the assistance of a pill. There are even some who must increase their dosage of sleeping pills just to fall asleep after continued use, ultimately failing to realize they have become addicted.
Sleeping pills are classified as sedative-hypnotics, which also consist of drugs such as Xanax and additional benzodiazepines and barbiturates. Sleeping pills, however, are not cot considered benzodiazepines and are casually referred to z-drugs. Yet they do attach to the same GABA receptors in a person’s brain as benzodiazepines with less side effects.
Examples of sleeping pills include:
Treatment for Sleeping Pill Addiction
Attempting to beat an addiction to sleeping pills is very challenging, with trying to overcome it alone being even more difficult. Obtaining the appropriate treatment, care and support is essential to long-term recovery. If you or your loved one are battling a to sleeping pills, The Discovery House is here to help.
Our staff is led by Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, therapists, and professionals who use various treatment therapies to help individuals through the recovery process. With a 3 client to 1 counselor ratio, our staff is on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure all needs and concerns are met. Many of our programs begin with sub-acute detox, then see our clients transition to residential treatment.
Sleeping Pill Addiction Treatment
Renowned as among the very best drug and alcohol centers, The Discovery House offers a variety of addiction treatment programs at its luxury rehab facilities in Los Angeles. Aside from providing treatment for sleeping pill addictions, it helps individuals overcome cocaine dependence, heroin dependence, alcohol dependence, and more at its various long term treatment centers for addiction. For more information, please fill out our form or call us at 818.452.1676.