Friend with Ambien Addiction
I have a friend who I believe is addicted to Ambien. She's been taking it for 10+ years. I've spoken to her about it for years and though she acknowledges she should get off of it, she has not done so. She tried only once--and she lasted 3 months, and went back on. It is greatly impacting her life--she always looks tired, she has bags under her eyes, she is low on energy. She recently lost her job and has trouble finding another job, and I think it is because of her general demeanor--she looks like a zombie. What resources are there out there for someone who has had a 10+ year addiction? Are there counselors who specialize on that? I'm willing to pay for a few sessions if it will help her get off the pill. I think she has Kaiser insurance. Recs in the East Bay/Oakland area ideal. Any suggestions are welcome, personal stories, recommendations, anything to get her on the right track.