Sonata is the brand name for zaleplon and another non-benzodiazepine that treats insomnia. It is in the z-drug family, along with Ambien and Lunesta, and slows one’s brain down by accessing neurotransmitters. This leads to an individual achieving a well-rested sleep, with sonata typically being consumed orally via a time-release capsule. Tranks and downers are among this drug’s common street names.
Effects and Abuse for Sonata
Sonata has a terminal half-life of 60 minutes, making it among the faster-acting sleeping pills known. It’s a big target for recreational and accidental abuse because many overuse sonata due to it being an automatic sedative aid. Abusers sometimes break capsules of sonata open before snorting its contents to experience a more quicker and intense high.
Effects of Sonata include:
- Impaired coordination
Although it is not as dangerous as other z-drugs, sonata is still potently addictive. Some have reported abusers sleep-walking, sleep-eating and even driving after experiencing effects. It’s somewhat rare for a person to overdose on the sonata, yet many do mix it with alcohol and other central nervous system depressants, which can lead to suicidal thoughts and death.
Treatment for Sonata Addiction
While sonata isn’t as potent as Lunesta and Ambien, one can still acquire an addiction to it if abused over an extended length of time. Terrible withdrawal symptoms can arise when an individual’s mind and body grow dependent on it.
The Discovery House can assist someone struggling with a sonata addiction by tailoring its addiction treatment programs to fit an individual’s needs. At our long term centers for addiction in Los Angeles, we have a staff that promotes long term recovery throughout someone’s entire time at our luxury rehab facilities.
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