Non-Benzodiazepines (Z Drugs) Addiction and Treatment

Treating Z Drug Addiction

Find effective treatment options and support for overcoming addiction to Z drugs.

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Non-Benzodiazepine Sedatives or z drugs are the most common medication to treat sleep problems, especially chronic insomnia. Nonbenzodiazepines interact with benzodiazepine-like receptors, but are structurally different from benzodiazepines. They bond to Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) receptors, slowing down brain activity, inducing relaxation, and euphoria, and promoting sleep.

However, Non-Benzodiazepine Sedatives like Zaleplon (Sonata), Eszopiclone (Lunesta), or Zolpidem(Ambien) have a high potential for addiction if used long-term, abused outside a doctor’s prescription or in combination with other drugs and alcohol.

For more specific information on different non-benzodiazepine drugs and our residential non-benzodiazepine addiction treatment programme please access the links below:

If you or a loved one is struggling with a non-benzodiazepine drug addiction problem, please contact us for advice.

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Castle Craig treats addiction to prescription medication such as non-benzodiazepine sedatives and hypnotics. We offer each patient a personalised treatment plan, based on their needs, and medical and drug use history. Each individualised treatment plan comprises consultant psychiatrist care, detox, specialist addiction psychotherapy, complementary therapies, educational lectures, diet and exercise, and 12-step support groups.


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