Zolpidem, commonly known by its brand name Ambien, is a prescription medication designed to help individuals fall asleep. It is classified as a sedative-hypnotic drug making it effective for treating insomnia by facilitating quicker sleep onset and maintaining sleep duration. The drug operates by decreasing brain activity, thereby inducing a state of drowsiness.

Despite its effectiveness in promoting sleep, Zolpidem carries a risk of addiction and abuse. This risk is heightened when the medication is used in doses larger than recommended or over extended periods. Due to these concerns, the prescription and use of Zolpidem are stringently controlled, especially within addiction treatment settings.

In the context of addiction recovery, Zolpidem may be prescribed to address sleep-related issues during the initial phases of detoxification or withdrawal. Sleep disturbances can significantly impact an individual’s recovery process; thus, managing these issues is fundamental for enhancing overall well-being and ensuring successful rehabilitation.

However, it’s critical that Zolpidem is administered strictly under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Before prescribing Zolpidem, a doctor will assess a patient’s medical history, current use of substances and potential drug interactions to determine if Zolpidem is appropriate. Patients are advised to adhere strictly to their healthcare provider’s instructions to minimise risks and maximise the medication’s benefits.

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    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specialising in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance our organisation facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualised care that addresses the physical, mental and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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