Ambien (zolpidem) is a prescription medication that is FDA-approved for the treatment of sleep problems, such as insomnia. It is classified as a sedative-hypnotic drug.
Like some other prescription drugs, such as opioids and benzodiazepines, Ambien may be illegally bought and sold on the street.
The street value of Ambien pills can vary, but this typically falls within the range of $2 to $10 per pill, depending on the Ambien dosage and other factors.
What Factors Affect The Street Price Of Ambien?
The cost of illicit drugs and prescription drugs like Ambien can vary.
Common factors known to affect street drug prices include:
- local availability
- amount of Ambien purchased
- local drug laws
- supply and demand
- where you live
- generic vs. brand name
How Much Does Ambien 10 mg Cost?
Brand name Ambien is manufactured in the form of a 5 milligram (mg) or 10 milligram (mg) tablet. On the street, a 10 mg pill of Ambien will go for $5 to $10.
Various factors, however – including where you live – may affect the actual asking price.
How Much Does Ambien CR Cost?
Extended-release forms of Ambien (Ambien CR) come in 6.5 mg and 12.5 mg dosages. Like standard Ambien pills, Ambien CR costs $2 to $10 per pill, on average.
Is It Legal To Buy Ambien On The Street?
No. Ambien can only be legally acquired by way of a prescription.
A prescription for Ambien can be sought through a qualified healthcare provider, such as a general physician, family doctor, or psychiatrist.
Is Buying Ambien On The Street Common?
Ambien is sometimes bought illegally by those who are misusing the medication for non-medical purposes. For instance, to get high or for its powerful sedative effects.
Other common prescription drugs of abuse include:
- oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet)
- hydrocodone (Vicodin)
- lorazepam (Ativan)
- alprazolam (Xanax)
- diazepam (Valium)
Misuse of Ambien, either alone or in combination with other drugs, can have dangerous side effects. This can lead to severe drowsiness, sedation, and accidental overdose.
Ambien Abuse And Addiction Treatment
Buying Ambien pills on the black market can be a sign of substance abuse or addiction.
Overcoming Ambien abuse may require treatment within a drug rehab program, such as an inpatient, residential, or outpatient treatment program.
Treatment programs for Ambien abuse may offer:
- detoxification (detox) for withdrawal
- behavioral therapy
- drug counseling
- other rehabilitative services
Each person has different needs for treatment. By reaching out for help, a professional can help you or your loved one determine a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Get Help For Ambien Abuse Or Addiction Today
Bedrock Recovery Center is a leading treatment center for drug addiction in Massachusetts. We offer a range of treatment options, including for Ambien addiction.
Call our helpline to learn more about what we offer within our prescription drug abuse treatment programs today.
- Radar Systems — StreetRX https://www.radars.org/radars-system-programs/streetrx.html
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — Misuse of Prescription Drugs Research Report https://nida.nih.gov/publications/research-reports/misuse-prescription-drugs/overview
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus — Zolpidem https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a693025.html