High Rate of Insomnia Is Problem
Insomnia is a persistent and prevalent issue for addicts during early recovery, and it could lead to an increased risk for relapse, say researchers. Published in Journal of Addiction Medicine, the report cites evidence that the incidence of insomnia during early addiction recovery could be five times higher than in the general population. Insomnia during recovery may also last for months or even years. Researchers also note that doctors should be aware that prescribing drugs for insomnia could be "incongruent with or unpalatable to" addiction treatment programs focusing on abstinence.