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Posted by: Bob | 2010/10/12

Sleeping pills

I have been taking sleeping pills at night for about 10 years. How do I stop as I just don''t fall asleep without it. Thank you

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Dear Bob;

Most sleeping tablets fall in the category of Benzodiazepines and need to be carefully weened down. The ten year period would mean that rebound insomnia may become an issue even whilst maintaining a detox monitored by a physician. It is probably adviseable to enter into an inpatient treatment program inorder to make the withdrawal period more tolerable.

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Posted by: Addictions expert forum | 2010/10/17

Dear Bob;

Most sleeping tablets fall in the category of Benzodiazepines and need to be carefully weened down. The ten year period would mean that rebound insomnia may become an issue even whilst maintaining a detox monitored by a physician. It is probably adviseable to enter into an inpatient treatment program inorder to make the withdrawal period more tolerable.

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