Ambien Addictions – Insomnia Treatment can be Addictive

Ambien addictions are becoming more of an issue in today’s society, with notable celebrities like the rapper, Eminem, speaking about an Ambien addiction. Ambien, a trade name for Zolpidem, is a short-acting non-benzodiazepine hypnotic. It offers short-term treatment for insomnia.

A new, innovative form of substance abuse research tracks the online behaviors of internet users. Addiction researchers use the search results for potentially addictive substances, such as Ambien, to identify trends and developments.

Side Effects of Ambien – Serious Complications can Arise

The recreational use of Ambien can have serious side effects. Even though it is classified as a Schedule IV drug, which means it has a low potential for abuse, individuals can develop an Ambien “addiction” or dependency. Some of the more serious side effects of Ambien abuse include confusion, hallucinations and delusions, short-term amnesia and severe mood changes. Ambien is particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol or other drugs.

Graph 1 below shows that while queries for Ambien are extremely varied, a major preoccupation of searchers involves buying Ambien online. The phrase “buy Ambien” was searched an astonishing 145,648 times in just a one-year period. Similarly, judging from the 67,475 searches that this phrase received, individuals clearly want to purchase “Ambien without a prescription”. 

Ambien Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 7,000  150,000
buy ambien    145648
ambien side    105223
ambien online    87565
ambien without a prescription    67475
generic ambien    47541
ambien and alcohol    27826
side effects of ambien    24982
ambien overdose    22020
ambien overnight    18816
long term ambien    18278
ambien generic    16819
ambien withdrawal    15709
cheap ambien    15451
ambien drug    14252
ambien sleep    13860
addiction to ambien    13140
ambien on line    12421
ambien addiction    12419
buy ambien online    12188
ambien withdrawl    12050
ambien without prescription    11620
ambien during pregnancy    10953
ambien 10 mg    10307
ambien alcohol    10150
ambien for sale    9076
xanax and ambien    8774
buying ambien    8658
ambien no prescription    8469
buy ambien overnight    8076
purchase ambien    7761
7,000 150,000

Ambien Addiction and its Consequences

Ambien addiction is also a concern for internet users, as demonstrated by the frequency of searches for “Ambien withdrawal” and “addiction to Ambien” (averaging 14,000 searches a year).

As evidenced in Graph 3, there are many different phrases that point to serious substance abuse issues. A sampling of these includes “snort Ambien” (6,136), “Ambien suicide” (6,572), and “Ambien deaths” (3,650). 

Ambien - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in Ambien searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 Ambien exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  170,000
side    161256
buy    151074
prescription    103520
online    90475
generic    74604
alcohol    39637
long    28713
addiction    27751
overdose    27591
term    25915
overnight    22700
sleep    20783
cheap    18937
mg    17740
drug    17343
withdrawal    17249
pregnancy    15360
line    12457
delivery    12218
withdrawl    12123
how    11122
lunesta    10899
affects    10746
purchase    9826
xanax    9569
sale    9153
buying    8660
what    7617
dosage    7581
abuse    7530
consultation    7119
rx    7072
memory    6765
suicide    6762
canada    6689
order    6318
form    6171
hallucinations    5890
lawsuit    5848
snort    5842
day    5782
free    5625
kill    5557
pharmacy    5373
sleepwalking    5112
test    5015
walking    4965
versus    4818
rebate    4609
picture    4508
information    4448
20mg    4445
work    4391
apnea    4174
patent    4063
vs    3980
loss    3901
trial    3827
pills    3733
10mg    3689
interactions    3666
fast    3663
deaths    3652
message    3504
danger    3408
aid    3343
cheapest    3288
board    3285
depression    3217
dose    3087
class    3068
price    2988
system    2939
about    2933
stay    2929
5    2926
sonata    2926
death    2922
causes    2922
quitting    2847
shipping    2751
symptoms    2643
high    2583
aids    2498
medicine    2346
coupon    2346
stories    2316
5mg    2246
show    2230
discount    2223
samples    2209
who    2198
manufacturer    2198
news    2196
lawsuits    2194
makes    2193
hallucination    2192
forum    2191
xr    2191
abusing    2190
addicting    2190
0 170,000

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Ambien - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 2,000  7500
ambien abuse    7307
buying ambien online    7303
ambien dosage    7300
ambien canada    6574
ambien suicide    6574
prescription ambien    6294
ambien no rx    6136
side effects ambien    5847
what is ambien    5844
snort ambien    5842
ambien online consultation    5841
ambien hallucinations    5840
overdose of ambien    5550
ambien memory    5110
ambien long term    4538
ambien cr picture    4490
20mg ambien    4441
ambien free    4390
how does ambien work    4380
ambien rebate    4380
ambien sleepwalking    4380
ambien patent    4015
ambien and side    3949
ambien 10mg    3674
ambien next day    3667
affects of ambien    3653
ambien online fast    3652
ambien next day delivery    3652
side affects of ambien    3652
ambien side affects    3650
ambien deaths    3650
ambien sleep walking    3650
buy ambien online fast    3650
ambien versus lunesta    3650
ambien lawsuit    3650
order ambien    3632
danger ambien    3407
ambien cr buy    3394
ambien overnight delivery    3368
ambien message board    3285
ambien cheap    3143
ambien cr no prescription    2923
ambien causes    2922
buy ambien no rx    2922
ambien and pregnancy    2922
ambien death    2921
ambien dose    2921
lunesta vs ambien    2921
ambien causes depression    2920
ambien cr side affects    2920
ambien price    2920
sleep apnea ambien    2920
quitting ambien    2847
ambien overnight shipping    2631
purchase ambien online    2628
ambien and sleep    2491
how much ambien    2415
ambien sleep aid    2336
ambien stories    2312
ambien 5mg    2241
ambien free trial    2194
ambien hallucination    2192
buy ambien overnight shipping    2192
generic for ambien    2192
ambien cr coupon    2192
ambien online pharmacy    2192
ambien cr prescription    2192
ambien drug interactions    2192
information about ambien    2191
ambien pills    2191
2,000 7500