Sonata Addiction, Abuse and Treatment

The popular sleeping pill has a wide array of negative side effects, up to and including death by respiratory depression or suicide.

Understanding Sonata

Sonata is the brand name for Zaleplon. It is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic prescribed to treat insomnia. It is included with other  “Z-drugs” such as Lunesta and Ambien as a prominent sleep aid in America.

Users take Sonata orally as a time-release capsule. Slang terms for Sonata include downers, tranks and sleepeasy.

Sonata Abuse and Effects

Sonata is one of the fastest-acting sleeping pills available. Like Lunesta and Ambien, Sonata is federally regulated as a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Those abusing Sonata may break the capsules open and snort their contents, intensifying the drug’s buzz and hallucinatory properties. Sonata’s unique sedative effect on the brain can trigger unconscious behaviors in users such as sleepwalking, driving, or having sex.

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Signs of a Sonata Addiction

One telltale sign of Sonata addiction is a built tolerance to the drug’s effects and subsequent withdrawals when quitting use. Sufferers might experience rebound insomnia (or a resurgent, intensified case of insomnia), a notorious withdrawal symptom and sign of chemical dependency. With long enough use someone may not be able to fall asleep without taking Sonata. Learn the criteria professionals use to diagnose addiction now.

Take Back Your Health

A prescription sleeping pill addiction plagues millions of Americans, but there is hope for recovery. Community support groups and inpatient and outpatient treatment programs can equip sufferers with the resources needed to overcome this debilitating struggle. Overcome your Sonata addiction today.