Exclusive sleeping pill treatment available today at Steps Together Rehab.
Sleeping pills are used by many people as a treatment for insomnia. However, it is easy to become dependent on them with sustained use.
Here at StepsTogether Rehab, we have a team of dedicated medical professionals who are specially trained to help you or your loved one get through addiction towards recovery.
What is sleeping pill addiction?
Sleeping pills are designed to make it easier for a user to fall asleep by promoting feelings of drowsiness and relaxation within the brain. Usually taken orally, these sleep aids can range in strength, and contain many different active ingredients.
Although sleeping pills may be prescribed by a doctor, there is still a risk of an addiction developing with sustained use.
Symptoms and signs of dependence
An addiction to sleeping pills can have both physical and psychological effects. There are a number of signs and symptoms that may develop when someone regularly takes sleeping pills.
- Difficulty sleeping without the drug
- Developing a tolerance and needing stronger doses
- Inability to fully wake up
- Rapid changes in weight
- Digestive issues
Dangers and side effects of sleeping pill over use
With regular abuse and taking large quantities of sleeping pills, there may be a number of negative side effects.
- Daytime drowsiness
- Memory loss
- Unusual dreams
- Dry mouth
- Itching and swelling
- Difficulty breathing
- Impaired coordination
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- Fatal overdose
We understand that recognising the symptoms in yourself or a loved one may be difficult, but facing the issue is the first step towards recovery.
Alternatives to sleeping pills
As well as seeking professional treatment, there are a number of natural alternatives to sleeping pills that some might find helpful whilst recovering.
Drinking a cup of Chamomile tea or a glass of warm milk before bed could have a natural sedative effect. Similarly, eating bananas, porridge or almonds could also have similar benefits.
Aromatherapy and yoga may also help to overcome the symptoms of insomnia, as they promote relaxation and mindfulness and work to alleviate stress, a leading cause of sleeplessness.
How does rehab work?
At our specialist facility in Nottingham, we offer full treatment for those suffering from sleeping pill addiction.
If you are worried about yourself, or a friend or family member, making an appointment with your local GP is a great place to start. You can also call our 24/7 helpline for advice or to book in a 1-2-1 consultation.
If you’re struggling to find a way to share your concerns with a loved one who you think may be suffering from a sleeping pill addiction, we can help. We understand that it can be incredibly difficult to confront a loved one about their addiction, so we offer professional intervention assistance.
Helping a user to understand how their addiction is harming themselves and those around them often acts as a catalyst to encourage them to seek help.
Once a patient has entered treatment, it will begin with a detox period. Although there may be some discomfort experienced during this time, it is an essential starting point on the road to recovery.
While you or your loved one are undergoing a detox from sleeping pills, there may be some withdrawal symptoms.
- Increased heart rate
- Drug cravings
- Body spasms
- Hand tremors
Although this may seem daunting, we ensure that this process is undertaken in a clean and comfortable environment, with constant medical supervision from our professional team.
After the detox period has been completed, there will then be the opportunity to take part in a variety of therapy sessions with our experienced counsellors.
These sessions offer a safe space to talk through any issues, with our trained therapists on hand to provide the skills needed to overcome the physical and mental symptoms of sleeping pill addiction.
These therapies include:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Stress management therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Group therapy
At StepsTogether Rehab, we understand that addiction does not just affect the user. With this in mind, we offer sessions and workshops to the family and friends of those affected by addiction.
These are designed to give you the tools to provide help to a patient throughout the recovery process, as well as recommending community support resources.
How do I get help for sleeping pill addiction?
If you are worried about yourself or a loved one, seeking professional medical help is a great place to start. You can make an appointment with your GP who may refer you or your loved one for further treatment, or you could contact us directly to arrange a 1-2-1 consultation.
We understand that this may seem daunting, so we encourage those who desire a little extra support to bring a friend or family member with them to the first appointment.
Discover how we can help you or your loved one overcome their sleeping pill addiction. Call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 038 5585, or fill out our contact form and take the first step toward winning the fight against addiction.