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Sleeping Pill Addiction

Sleeping Pill Addiction & Abuse: Signs, Help & Therapy

Whether you are looking for sleeping pill addiction help for a loved one or yourself, we are to help those who are struggling.

It’s OK to ask for help, and our success rates show we can help anyone struggling with addiction to get better.

Addiction doesn’t only hurt the user.

It’s emotional to see anyone in your life abuse sleeping tablets to the extent that they are struggling to live life without them.

Begin your path to leading a sober life. It doesn’t have to be this way. 

Sleeping tablet addiction overview

Free prescription addiction assessment

Beginning the recovery process starts with a simple enquiry.

Whether that is through call, email or our online chat – we will have someone ready to answer any questions you have.

All of our patients are medically assessed by our doctors to get to know you, understand your situation, and provide the best treatment for you based on what we think will be the best fit for you.

How to spot an addiction?

  • Using alone without other people knowing
  • Hiding your usage
  • Memory loss
  • Lying about the amount you take
  • Using it to shut out negative thoughts
  • Trying to forget memories or traumas
  • Trying to numb any pain – physical or psychological
  • Using it to turn down thoughts of guilt and shame
  • Others being concerned about your behaviour
  • Turning into a different person

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Treatment: Sleeping pill rehab

  • Treatment programmes that last from 28-90 days
  • 1-week detoxes
  • Identifies any co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Outpatient sessions
  • Inpatient “life-changing” programmes

The road to sobriety

As drug-dependent individuals, we crave drugs because they fill a hole, they allow us to escape. 

How can we expect to be free from addiction when we have not dealt with the root cause of why we use it in the first place.

Addiction is truly not your fault, it’s how your brain has learned to function and there are many rehab facilities across the UK with world-class therapists who can help you reclaim your power and live a life free from relapses.

Types of therapy

Like addiction to any substance, the long-term treatment pathway involves physical detox and withdrawal, followed by a recovery that can include group therapy and psychological treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) undertaken in a residential rehab facility, like Castle Craig, for example.

The journey will require patience, effort, understanding and vulnerability. 

Therapy is going to aim at helping you build a better, stronger relationship with yourself so that you can cope with whatever life throws at you reasonably.

Detox and therapy benefits

  1. Be in a secure and safe environment
  2. Medically managed detoxes with round the clock, 24/7 care and support
  3. Opens you up to a life-changing diagnosis that ensures you receive the correct help
  4. Experienced team of doctors, nurses and therapists (note, not all facilities will have onsite medical staff – ask us to see who does)
  5. Personalised rehabilitation and aftercare programmes (some facilities)
  6. Work on strategies to prevent relapse

Types of sleeping tablets

"I knew in my heart that this would be a place of hope, for people and families whose lives are ravaged by addiction who are hopeless and helpless, even though they don't realise it sometimes, and that this place would be a sanctuary for them to find the help and healing that they needed."


Why do you turn to tablets to cope?

Your loved one may try to convince you that their addiction is no big deal and that they have it under control.

Castle Craig is the best hospital that provides treatment for sleeping tablets addiction.

During the patients’ stay, they offer them:

  • Medical treatment
  • Psychiatric care
  • Specialised therapies – cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), individual therapy, group therapy, trauma therapy, family counselling and other complementary therapies.

Overcoming an addiction to sleeping tablets requires hard work and determination to get better.

The path to overcoming an addiction is not an easy one – but the sooner you start your journey, the sooner you will complete your stay at a residential rehab centre.

Arrange a free drug addiction assessment here, or talk to us to find out more about rehabs across the UK, how to fund residential treatment and how to access it!

OR view our rehab comparison guide to choose the best rehabs for sleeping tablets addiction.

Know the true danger

If I prescribe sleeping tablets to 25 people, one of them will die – The Independent.

As the drug is only prescribed for an allocated dosage amount for four weeks, anyone who takes more than their doctor recommends – and continues to use the drug after the four-week cycle is completed – is highly likely to experience issues with addiction to sleeping tablets.

Addictions do not need to continue, you can stop your addiction with the right help.

Long-term effects

Individuals who continuously abuse prescription sleeping tablets will have long-term effects as a result of their addiction.

Some may be easier to treat than others depending on when it is spotted and ­the treatments available.

Long-term symptoms of abusing sleeping tablets include:

  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Frequent nightmares
  • Amnesia
  • Experiencing abdominal pain
  • Being constipated
  • Sore throat and dry mouth
  • Sinusitis
  • Dry mouth
  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Depression

The quicker help is given to those struggling with sleeping tablets addiction, the quicker they can complete their recovery and live a drug-free life.

Encouraging people to get the right help for an addiction is the best way that you can help them.

Over 10,000 patients have passed through our rehab centre’s doors since 1988, and the majority have gone on to achieve, long-term abstinent recovery from their addictions – Castle Craig.