Recovery from Ambien addiction can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the addiction. Withdrawal symptoms can begin within 48 hours after the last dose and can last for several weeks. The acute phase of withdrawal usually lasts for a week or two, and symptoms may include anxiety, irritability, insomnia, muscle weakness, and tremors.
After the acute phase of withdrawal, there may be a period of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS), which can last for several months. During this phase, symptoms may include depression, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating.
Recovery from Ambien addiction may involve a combination of medical detox, therapy, and support groups. It is important to work with a healthcare professional to develop a personalized treatment plan and to address any underlying mental health issues that may contribute to the addiction.