Ambien Infographic

Last Edited: February 20, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Jim Brown, CDCA

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Ambien (Zolpidem) is a sedative that is prescribed for those suffering with sleeping problems. Like all sedatives, Ambien causes sleepiness and drowsiness by slowing down the body’s basic functions (heart rate and breathing). One can quickly and easily develop a strong tolerance for Ambien, which makes it highly addictive. Visit the Ambien Page for more information.