9. Self-Enquiry Questions for Sleeping Pill Users
Self-Enquiry Questions for Sleeping Pill Users
Here's standard questions intended to help people recognize problems of medication dependency and withdrawal.
SUGGESTION: If you’re concerned about your sleeping pill prescription, discuss this with your prescribing doctor. Maybe consider these questions:
> your sleeping pill prescription is extending beyond 3 weeks
> you take a sleeping pill for most of the times when you want to sleep
> when the medication feels less effective, you increase the dose
> you’ve tried to quit, but you’ve found you can’t
> you feel ‘craving’ for the medication
> you recognize negative consequences from the medication but you continue to take it
> you’re getting new prescriptions and refills from more than one provider
> you notice memory loss
> you’ve had falls and other accidents
> you’re combining the drug with alcohol or other psychoactive drugs
A FINAL HINT
Research shows that freedom from sleeping pills is entirely possible, even after many years of dependence.
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To your natural happiness!