Colorado Sleeping Pills Hotline

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What is it Liked Being Trapped By An Addiction to Sleeping Pills?

In today’s fast-paced, constantly connected world, it’s not uncommon for people to have difficulty sleeping. In fact, there are an estimated 40 million people in the U.S. who have chronic sleep problems annually and around 20 million with occasional problems sleeping. A lack of sleep can impact every area of your life and make it difficult to function with any level of normalcy, so then your doctor may prescribe you sleeping pills to help.

Some of the most common brand name sleeping pills prescribed by doctors include Restoril, Halcion, Sonata, Ambien, and Zolpimist.

Like so many prescription drugs, taking sleeping pills can be helpful in many ways, but it can also spiral into an out-of-control problem. Sleeping pills like Ambien change the brain’s chemicals, and they can calm you to the point where you fall asleep, but an addiction can also develop. Even if you’ve only taken sleeping pills for a few weeks, you may become addicted. When this happens, not only are you finding yourself in a difficult struggle and cycle of drug abuse but if you try to stop suddenly, you may experience withdrawal.

What can you do if you have a problem with prescription sleeping pills?

Our Colorado sleeping pills hotline can provide you with the information and resources you need to make a change and break your addiction to powerful prescription drugs like Ambien and Lunesta.

Why Should You Call A Sleeping Pills Hotline?

You may realize a problem with sleeping pills exists in your life, but you’re still wondering why you should call a Colorado sleeping pills hotline. Below are a few examples of why people from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and throughout Colorado call our 24-hour hotline for sleeping pills:

  • With prescription drug abuse and addiction, there is often a lot of denial both on the part of the addict and their loved one. They might know that something isn’t right, yet they can’t fully identify they’re addicted to sleeping pills. When you call our sleeping pills helpline we can go through the signs of addiction with you, and either help you get past your denial of your own problem or work with you on helping your loved one recognize their denial regarding their use of sleeping pills.
  • You may or may not be ready to receive treatment for an addiction to sleeping pills, but if you just want more information about the resources available to you and what type of rehab program .might be best suited to you, please call our sleeping pills free hotline, available 24/7.
  • If you are ready for treatment, calling our sleeping pills helpline is a great first step because we have professional intake specialists available who can get you started. They can answer questions like how to pay for rehab, and whether insurance will cover the cost of rehab, they can start the approval process, and for many people who call our free hotline for sleeping pills, treatment can begin as soon as a day after you make the call.
  • If you or a loved one is struggling with sleeping pills, you may call our Colorado sleeping pills hotline simply to have a confidential, nonjudgmental ear to listen to what you’re going through.

When you contact our Colorado free sleeping pills hotline, the coordinator you speak with will ask questions about your use of prescription drugs, to help them determine the resources that would be most helpful to you. They may also ask whether or not you have any other addictions, and if you have co-occurring mental disorders, but all information obtained during the conversation is confidential.

The Dangers of Sleeping Pills

We encourage you to contact our 24-hour sleeping pill hotline if you’re in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs or anywhere in Colorado because it can be an incredibly dangerous addiction.

First and foremost, if you think you’re experiencing an overdose, do not call our sleeping pills hotline. Instead, contact 911.

If you’re not in an emergency situation, you’re still at risk if you don’t take the necessary first step of calling a free sleeping pills hotline.

Sleeping pill addiction can lead to tolerance, which can then raise your risk of overdosing. A sleeping pill overdose can lead to seizures, depressed breathing, coma or death.

Also when people are addicted to sleeping pills, they may also develop what’s called parasomnias. These are sleep disorders that can lead to strange or dangerous behaviors done while asleep.

Some of the general signs someone might be abusing sleeping pills include:

  • Extreme drowsiness even during the day
  • Itching
  • Dry mouth
  • Memory loss
  • Dizziness
  • Coordination problems
  • Slow breathing

The longer you abuse sleeping pills, the more likely you are to experience more intense side effects, particularly since these prescription drugs build up in your system. You may also experience what’s called rebound insomnia, meaning you have more sleep troubles when you stop taking sleeping pills, and it tends to be worse than the insomnia you were originally trying to treat.

There are Colorado addiction resources available through The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, so contact us at 719-884-0063. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking this important first step to battle a sleeping pill addiction or abuse problem.

National Toll-Free Hotlines

If you are in an emergency or life-threatening situation related to drugs or alcohol, please contact 911, where help is available 24/7.

You can also contact The National Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.

The number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-TALK (8255)

The National Mental Health Association Hotline number is 800-969-6642, and it’s available during traditional business hours.

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