January 8th, 2024
The path to recovery from Zopiclone addiction is one of rediscovery and healing. While Zopiclone has helped many people with the short-term treatment of insomnia, sleeping pill addiction can be incredibly harmful and requires a holistic approach to healing. At UKAT, our Zopiclone rehab programme goes beyond merely helping you to quit Zopiclone. It involves addressing the physical dependence on the medication as well as the psychological and behavioural causes and consequences. This comprehensive treatment philosophy is critical for the effective management of withdrawal, reducing the risk of relapse and laying the foundations for a new life.
Zopiclone addiction treatment at UKAT
At UKAT, we believe that Zopiclone recovery is not just about helping you to stop taking drugs. It is a process that requires education, support and restorative healing. Our approach has three main components:
- Zopiclone detox
- Zopiclone rehab therapy
- Relapse prevention and aftercare
The first two components are provided at our inpatient Zopiclone rehab centre. While other sleeping rehab centres offer outpatient services, inpatient recovery treatment offers several key benefits:
- A more structured and intensive treatment experience
- Shielding from addictive triggers and external distractions
- A supportive atmosphere with clients and staff working towards shared goals
- A variety of therapy options, including individual therapy (rarely offered during outpatient rehab)
- Constant medical and psychological support
- Zopiclone withdrawal management (a crucial aspect of sleeping pill detox)
- Comfortable accommodation to allow you to focus on recovery
All of this allows us to provide a holistic approach to Zopiclone recovery, focusing not just on your sleeping pill addiction but on your complete physical, mental and emotional health.
Stage one: Zopiclone detox
Zopiclone detox is the first stage of every effective sleeping pill rehab programme, but to understand why it is so important, you must first understand the physical effects of the drug:
Biological impact of Zopiclone
Zopiclone is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic agent that affects neurotransmitter activity in the brain, particularly targeting GABA receptors to induce sleep. It can be a very effective drug, but users can develop a tolerance where more is needed for the same soothing effects.
Physical dependence on Zopiclone
This regular, excessive use of Zopiclone can then create a physical dependence, with the body relying on the drug for sleep. Once this dependency has been created, abrupt cessation or reduction in dosage can lead to Zopiclone withdrawal symptoms as the body fights to readjust to its absence.
Zopiclone withdrawal symptoms
Zopiclone withdrawal symptoms can be different for different people, but common symptoms include:
Altered sleep patterns
The Zopiclone detox process
Zopiclone detox involves a medically supervised tapering of Zopiclone, allowing the body to adjust gradually to lower drug levels. This approach helps minimise withdrawal symptoms and facilitates a smoother transition to a Zopiclone-free state.
Zopiclone detox at UKAT
Zopiclone detox at UKAT is designed to break physical dependency, initiate the healing process, and set you up for the next stages of sleeping pill rehab. Key features include:
A medically supervised tapering process
This is crucial for minimising withdrawal symptoms and preventing potential complications during detox.
Mental and emotional support
Zopiclone withdrawal can significantly impact your sleep patterns, mental health and emotional well-being. We provide 24/7 professional support to help you adapt to these changes and develop healthy sleep habits.
The discomfort associated with Zopiclone withdrawal might lead to a relapse, especially without professional support. This can be particularly dangerous because, after a period of abstinence, your tolerance will have dropped, making you vulnerable to overdose.
The Zopiclone withdrawal timeline
The timeline for withdrawal from Zopiclone can vary significantly among individuals, but a general pattern can be observed:
Initial phase (1-2 Weeks): Early withdrawal symptoms, especially sleep disturbances and anxiety, may begin as the body starts to adjust to reduced Zopiclone levels.
Peak phase (2-4 Weeks): During this period, withdrawal symptoms may intensify and reach their peak. Emotional and physical symptoms can be most pronounced in this phase.
Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS): Some people may experience prolonged withdrawal symptoms, including persistent insomnia and mood disturbances, lasting for several months.
Professional detox services like those at UKAT are essential in managing these stages of Zopiclone withdrawal and ensuring your comfort and safety during the process.
Zopiclone detox tips
While UKAT will do everything in our power to support you through Zopiclone withdrawal, you can also take steps to make detox more manageable. Here are five Zopiclone detox tips that have been proven to help ease the journey:
1. Eating and drinking properly
Getting enough fluids and maintaining a nutritious diet both aid in the body’s healing process and can help alleviate some Zopiclone withdrawal symptoms.
2. Focusing on sleep
This means developing a regular sleep schedule and creating an environment and habits that help you sleep without Zopiclone.
3. Looking after your own mental and emotional health
Techniques such as mindfulness, meditation and light physical activity can provide emotional relief and help in managing anxiety and mood changes.
4. Confiding in your detox team
Your Zopiclone detox team is there to help, and you must keep them well-informed during the withdrawal process. If you are experiencing any severe symptoms, tell them immediately so assistance can be provided.
5. Avoiding triggering situations
Identifying and avoiding situations that may trigger stress or the desire to use Zopiclone is important both during detox and the later stages of recovery.
Stage two: Zopiclone rehab
While detox focuses primarily on the physical aspects, Zopiclone rehab therapy involves confronting various personal, emotional and recovery-related challenges. These include:
Managing emotional and psychological issues
Learning more about your triggers so you can better manage them
Developing life skills that will help you long after you have left rehab
Zopiclone rehab is not passive; your therapists tell you what to do. Effective Zopiclone recovery requires commitment, active engagement and a good deal of courage. Engaging in therapeutic activities and counselling can provide valuable skills for emotional regulation and mental well-being, but you need to take charge of your recovery.
Zopiclone rehab therapies at UKAT
At UKAT, our Zopiclone rehab therapy programme has been carefully designed to address all the varying aspects of dependency. We blend evidence-based therapies proven over many decades with holistic treatments that help to support, heal, and provide new insights and lifestyle improvements. Some of the most important approaches include:
Usually only available in inpatient Zopiclone rehab, one-to-one will allow you to explore your personal struggles and develop strategies to overcome your dependency.
Group therapy brings together people who are going through similar challenges. It provides a supportive environment where you can share experiences, learn from others and build a sense of community on your path to recovery.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
is a goal-oriented therapeutic approach that helps you identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours related to Zopiclone abuse. It focuses on reshaping your cognitive processes and teaching practical strategies to manage cravings and cope with triggers.
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
is a specialised form of therapy that emphasises emotional regulation and developing effective coping strategies. It helps you better understand and manage intense emotions, which can be particularly valuable during the ups and downs of Zopiclone recovery.
Family therapy involves your loved ones in the healing process. It helps address the impact of your Zopiclone use on family dynamics, improves communication within your family and rebuilds relationships and support systems.
uses creative activities like drawing and painting to express emotions and work through issues related to Zopiclone dependency. It can be a powerful tool for self-discovery and healing.
Sound therapy involves using soothing sounds and music to relax your mind and body. It can be particularly helpful in managing anxiety and promoting relaxation.
Stage three: Preventing Zopiclone relapse
After you leave Zopiclone rehab, your journey to sustained recovery continues. Preventing relapse is a critical part of this ongoing process, and it involves implementing strategies to maintain your sobriety and well-being. Here are some key steps to help you prevent Zopiclone relapse:
Continued engagement in aftercare: Staying connected with support is vital. UKAT offers a free one-year aftercare programme to provide ongoing guidance and reinforcement of the coping strategies you’ve learned during Zopiclone rehab.
Healthy lifestyle practices: Regular physical exercise, the right food and ongoing sleep hygiene practices can all contribute to overall well-being and reduce the chances of Zopiclone relapse.
Building and maintaining support networks: Maintaining connections with friends, family, and other supportive individuals and groups provides a foundation of emotional support and accountability.
Effective management of triggers: Identifying triggers and developing new ways to handle these situations or emotions without Zopiclone is crucial, particularly during stressful times.
Implementing these strategies helps build a strong foundation for a life free from Zopiclone dependency, equipping you with the tools necessary to navigate the challenges of sustaining recovery.
Begin Zopiclone addiction treatment today
If you are ready to begin the journey to a life free from Zopiclone, contact UKAT today. Our admissions team can answer all your questions and help you take the first crucial step.
How long does Zopiclone addiction treatment take?
The necessary time in Zopiclone rehab is different for everyone and depends on several different factors. These include your response to Zopiclone withdrawal, your commitment to therapy, any co-occurring conditions that may affect recovery and your home environment and support system. UKAT recognises the uniqueness of each individual’s recovery journey, so we offer Zopiclone rehab programmes of various lengths. Contact us today to find out more.
How much does Zopiclone addiction treatment cost?
The cost of Zopiclone rehab at UKAT depends on the length of your treatment programme. We recognise that cost can be a significant contributing factor to choosing a rehab centre, so we have tried to make our Zopiclone addiction treatment as accessible as possible to everyone through competitive pricing and payment plans. Contact us today for up-to-date prices.