Halcion is a prescription medication that many use to treat insomnia, but it can be habit-forming. Do you or your loved one only sleep a couple hours of sleep a night? Maybe you or your loved one is depressed and have no energy in the morning. If you have been taking sleeping pills for more than a couple months, chances are a dependence or Halcion addiction has developed. Some addicts describe their behavior as “out of character,” or they “overreact to even the slightest upset.”
Maybe you or your loved one needs someone else to handle everything because you or your loved one are not capable of making decisions? These are all signs that you need help from a Halcion addiction treatment facility in Texas. If you or your loved one is unable to sleep without the aid of Halcion, and giving it up makes the insomnia worse, then contact Willow Springs for guidance about what to do next.
How Can You Abuse Halcion and Become Addicted?
When used properly, a sedative can help people fall asleep and stay asleep on a short-term basis. If you continue taking Halcion, a benzodiazepine, long-term, your body will no longer be able to function without it.
You or your loved one is not alone, as 40 to 60 million people have trouble sleeping, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, and seizure disorder. Some people abuse Halcion because it creates a feeling of euphoria. To maintain that high, the drug is consumed during the day, in excess. A tolerance develops, as does a Halcion addiction.
In the medication guide that accompanies Halcion, you can read a warning that says, “You may get up out of bed, while not fully awake, and do activities that you do not know you were doing. The next morning, you may not remember that you did anything during the night.” People who have taken Halcion have typically experienced sleep-eating, sleep-phoning, sleep-texting, sleep-driving, and sleep-sex, and do not remember doing any of these things after they wake up.
Are You Addicted to Halcion?
According to the Food & Drug Administration, Halcion is a sedative-hypnotic. Sedative-hypnotics are designed to make you fall asleep very fast. The FDA warns of the dangers of Halcion abuse on its website.
Side Effects of Halcion Abuse
- Abnormal thoughts or behaviors
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
- Memory loss
Signs of Halcion Overdose
- Extreme drowsiness
- Coordination difficulty
- Respiratory depression
Withdrawing and Detoxing Off of Halcion
Halcion withdrawal will be a shock to your system. Your body might be tolerant of your Halcion abuse. By taking more and more of the drug to chase the high, your chemistry has been affected. The body needs time to adjust to its normal state again. If you choose inpatient treatment, medical supervision is provided at Willow Springs during your detox of Halcion. Our goal is to make this process as comfortable as possible for you or your loved one. The less pain you are in, the easier it will be to focus on becoming healthy and stay positive about your recovery.