Find Support For Lunesta Addiction

Recognised as a sedative-hypnotic prescription drug, Lunesta is the brand name for eszopiclone, a non-benzodiazepine medication to manage severe sleep disorders. While it’s an aid for those who struggle with insomnia and similar symptoms, it’s however a significantly addictive drug, standing as an obstacle for many.

Commonly prescribed for short-term use, down to its strength, Lunesta is usually a recommendation for those who significantly lack sleep and experience adverse effects from such sleep disorders. However, through its ability to induce longer, quality sleep cycles, those with such weaknesses will be at the greater vulnerability of Lunesta addiction.

Lunesta is known to relax and slow down brain activity, by binding brain receptors, resulting in a sedative-like effect. While the effects of Lunesta can be extremely helpful for those who battle sleep, they can also be engulfing for those who positively associate the drug as a reinforcer. By that, we mean those who attach the ability to sleep to the role of Lunesta exposure, ultimately reflecting symptoms of Lunesta addiction.

As long-term sedation can however impact brain activity and the functions of the central nervous system, Lunesta abuse can be very damaging, resulting in cognitive impairment, mental health issues and the inability to lead a normal life. Through such consequences, along with heightened risks of overdose, Lunesta addiction help will be urged.

Here at Asana Lodge, we can help you access Lunesta addiction treatment & rehab services, to slowly detach you from Lunesta on physical and psychological levels. Aim for full detoxification through our rehabilitation services.

What is Lunesta?

Lunesta is a prescribed medication to battle symptoms of sleep disorders. Those who encounter disorders such as insomnia will be accustomed to broken sleep, low quality sleep and the inability to rest down to increased brain activity. Understandably, this can be tough to live through, which is why the sedative-hypnotic drug of Lunesta is recommended.

The makeup of Lunesta helps to relax the brain, while sending sedative-like signals through the central nervous system, to increase sleep length and quality. The substance also makes it easier for users to unwind and initially fall to sleep, combating many symptoms of sleep disorders.

The effects of Lunesta will of course be seen as positive, yet designed for short-term use, it’s also clear to see how users can rely on its presence. Good quality sleep will be linked to the consumption of Lunesta, motivating ongoing exposure, to ultimately manage sleep. This is how addiction to Lunesta can develop, as it positively reinforces a vital need in our lives, of sleep.

As the central nervous system becomes reliant on Lunesta and its positive effects, without it, significant withdrawal symptoms can surface, mimicking sleep disorder symptoms, causing an even greater need for its presence. The addiction cycle can therefore develop through the strength of Lunesta consumption, requiring Lunesta addiction treatment & rehab services to detox and restore.


Signs Someone is using Lunesta

Consuming Lunesta for longer than 2 weeks, which is commonly the max prescription timeframe, can increase addiction risks significantly. Throughout that timeframe, common signs and symptoms will begin to surface, showcasing the development of addiction.

  • Change in blood pressure
  • Change in body temperature
  • Excessive sweating
  • Weight changes
  • Unsustainable sleep habits
  • Irritability
  • Drowsiness and confusion
  • Increasing consumption of Lunesta
  • Craving the effects of Lunesta
  • Continuing consumption beyond prescription guidelines
  • Attaching Lunesta to the idea of quality sleep
  • Using Lunesta with alcohol or drugs
  • Experiencing signs of mental health weaknesses, such as anxiety or low mood

As a Lunesta addiction can quickly develop if consumption is prolonged, there are many dangers attached to the speed of such attachment. Hallucinations, clear development of mental health conditions, hypersomnia, falling into uncontrolled unconsciousness, accidents while sedated, and the rebound effect of poor sleep are all Lunesta addiction effects.

Due to the severity of prescription drug addiction, Lunesta addiction help will be encouraged, through detoxification, treatments, and therapies, to alleviate the attachment.


Lunesta Addiction Detox

Detoxification from Lunesta will be required, yet through a safe process. Without withdrawing from Lunesta, a build-up will remain, which will continue to churn side effects, in tandem with cravings. With this in mind, a detox will be necessary to start the addiction recovery process.

Detoxing safely and effectively will be possible through a medical detox programme, to preserve wellbeing, motivation and stability while working through withdrawal symptoms. Detoxification should therefore be completed via a private drug and alcohol rehab clinic to ensure that you can slowly cope without the effects of Lunesta. Disrupted or unhealthy sleep habits, along with further physical and psychological symptoms are expected, yet only for the short-term through safe detoxification.


Finding Lunesta Addiction Treatment and Rehab Services

Post-detox, treatment and rehab services will be a must to work through the psychological attachment you have to Lunesta. The best place to encounter residential addiction treatment will be through a reputable rehab clinic. This will provide you with a structure of addiction treatment, suitable to deter Lunesta attachment. Yet also, suitability will be found through your needs and requirements, while completing rehab.

Opting for NHS treatment services or outpatient rehab may feel like a comfortable option, instead of residing from rehab. Yet both options carry longer processes, which can delay recovery and make it harder to avoid physical and psychological triggers.

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Available Treatments and Therapies Here at Asana Lodge

At Asana Lodge, we can help you through the efficient and structured option of residential addiction treatment. This will in fact be personalised to your needs, ensuring that available treatments and therapies are suitable to promote safe addiction recovery.

Treatments will work on unravelling the reliance you place on Lunesta exposure to encounter optimal sleep. It’s very important that a detachment is made, to disassociate the positive reinforcement that Lunesta will be making.

Through therapy, counselling, stress management, NAD+ therapy, exposure therapy and support groups, balance can be achieved while also understanding the cause behind consumption. We can then work with you through any mental health symptoms, while also reducing the desirability of ongoing drug abuse.

It’s important to remember that prescription drugs can be highly addictive if they fill an important role, especially one linked to our human needs, such as sleep. Finding alternative coping strategies will be best, instead of drug exposure, possible through Lunesta addiction treatment & rehab programmes.

If you’re encountering the signs of Lunesta addiction, sourcing help will therefore be recommended. Accessible here at Asana Lodge, you can encounter suitable bouts of Lunesta addiction treatment & rehab service to start your recovery journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I begin my recovery journey from Lunesta addiction?

Your recovery journey can begin by considering and preparing for rehab. Physical plans can of course be made to arrange your journey. Yet psychological commitment and awareness will be prioritised to accept rehabilitation services. Through planning, you’ll be positioned to welcome, experience and complete treatment and rehab, which will firmly place you on your recovery journey.

What happens after Lunesta addiction treatment and rehab

Post-rehab, independent recovery will begin, where you’ll transfer your new skills into activity. You’ll have skills to cope through cravings, you’ll have new ways of relaxing and motivating sleep, and you’ll have a relapse prevention plan to rely on. With our support of aftercare, you can also look to build a routine and healthy lifestyle which distances the need for Lunesta exposure.

How do you become addicted to Lunesta?

As Lunesta fulfils a key need for us as humans, it is highly addictive, by reinforcing positive feelings and fulfilling natural requirements. Through its role, where a vulnerability already lies, ongoing exposure can develop the habit of its presence, while also adapting brain activity and response to Lunesta.

Further factors such as genes and environments can motivate addiction susceptibilities. However, the fulfilment of Lunesta effects is the key driver, also the driver of causing long-term damage if enabled.


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John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of Nad+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. his passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases.

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