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What can my doctor do if I have Ambien (zolpidem) addiction?

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In brief: Detox you safely

Ambien (zolpidem) addiction can be very dangerous.
If tapering doesn't work, a formal detox is needed. Ambien (zolpidem) detox is similar to alcohol or other sedative detox. Detox with benzodiazepines, barbiturates or anticonvulsants is the most likely withdrawal treatment. After detox, treat the addiction like you would any other, with abstinence, therapy, support groups, drug screening, etc.

In brief: Detox you safely

Ambien (zolpidem) addiction can be very dangerous.
If tapering doesn't work, a formal detox is needed. Ambien (zolpidem) detox is similar to alcohol or other sedative detox. Detox with benzodiazepines, barbiturates or anticonvulsants is the most likely withdrawal treatment. After detox, treat the addiction like you would any other, with abstinence, therapy, support groups, drug screening, etc.
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Addiction?

Just to be clear, your physician is aware that you ''take'', but no longer "need" ambien (zolpidem).
There are well trained physicians in the area of addiction.

In brief: Addiction?

Just to be clear, your physician is aware that you ''take'', but no longer "need" ambien (zolpidem).
There are well trained physicians in the area of addiction.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ambien (zolpidem) addiction

Your doc. Can gradually taper Ambien (zolpidem) over 1 week while use sleep hygiene & natural sleep aids such as kava kava or vallerien or melatonin.

In brief: Ambien (zolpidem) addiction

Your doc. Can gradually taper Ambien (zolpidem) over 1 week while use sleep hygiene & natural sleep aids such as kava kava or vallerien or melatonin.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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