What is Sonata?

Sonata is a nonbenzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic designed to treat insomnia. It is part of the class of prescription “z-drugs” – alongside zolpidem and eszopiclone developed in the 1990s as sleeping agents.

Zaleplon is the active ingredient in Sonata. Although advertised as safer than barbiturates or benzodiazepines, z-drugs have the potential for addiction.

What is Zaleplon (Sonata) prescribed for?

Sonata is prescribed for the short-term treatment of insomnia and to help people fall asleep. Although it is marketed to be used on an “as-needed” basis, Sonata should not be taken consistently for more than two weeks without consulting a doctor. After that time it can cause physical dependency.

Sonata is much shorter-acting than Ambien or Lunesta, which means it helps people fall asleep within an hour, but not necessarily to stay asleep.

Sonata Rehab Treatment

Detoxification from Zaleplon (Sonata)

When abused or taken in levels not medically recommended, Sonata may lead to strong withdrawal syndrome, similar to benzodiazepine addiction. Symptoms might include shaking, muscle and abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, even seizures. Rebound insomnia is another specific withdrawal symptom, whereby insomnia returns with even stronger effects once the user’s body has become dependent on Sonata to fall asleep.

Sonata is often abused alongside other stimulants like cocaine, methamphetamines or depressants like alcohol and narcotics in order to help with sleep at night when these other drugs have negatively affected sleep cycles.

As a result, an inpatient residential rehab programme is the best environment for a holistic treatment of Sonata addiction, including addiction to other drugs. Any other drug interaction within the patient’s body will be carefully investigated during the individual pre-assessment. Our Consultant Psychiatrist will prescribe a personalised Sonata detox regime that suits the patient’s medical and drug use history.

We provide round-the-clock medically supervised Sonata detox. Our nursing staff regularly monitors the patient’s condition throughout the day to ensure the patient is safely detoxing. This also allows the doctor to adjust the treatment plan accordingly based on each patient’s progress.

To ensure each patient’s physical comfort during zaleplon (Sonata) detox, the zaleplon (Sonata)  dose is slowly reduced, allowing the user’s body to comfortably readjust to a drug-free life. Other medication may be used to help ease the zaleplon withdrawal symptoms.

Rehab Treatment for Zaleplon (Sonata) Addiction

One of the main benefits of a residential rehabilitation program is the provision of a safe environment for the patient to detox and learn the skills for a sober life after treatment.

Each patient has their own individual treatment plan that addresses their specific medical and therapeutic needs. Throughout the daily structure of individual counselling and group therapy, patients are helped to deal with the root issues that contributed to their addiction and to learn healthy coping skills to avoid relapse in the future.

During zaleplon (Sonata) recovery, regaining healthy sleep hygiene is very important, so we teach patients new ways to improve the quantity and quality of sleep without using drugs. Mindfulness therapy and relaxation therapy sessions will help with this.

Through an integrated combination of complementary therapies12-step support groups, educational lectures, regular meals and exercise patients adopt a new lifestyle into long-lasting recovery.

Castle Craig’s holistic approach treats the whole person – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Drug addiction patients often have underlying psychological problems such as depressionsPTSD, unresolved trauma that can all be treated in our dual-diagnosis programme. Each patient receives a two-year aftercare plan that will guide their recovery once their return home.

Get Help for Zaleplon (Sonata) Addiction

If you or someone you know is abusing zaleplon (Sonata) or has developed an addiction to zaleplon (Sonata), contact us for treatment. Castle Craig Rehab has over 30 years experience in treating non-benzodiazepine addiction.

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Page last reviewed and medically fact-checked | September 10, 2021