Ambien & Alcohol: Effects & Risks

Ambien & Alcohol: Effects & Risks

What is Ambien? Ambien is a prescription medication used to treat sleep disorders, specifically insomnia. It is classified as a sedative-hypnotic that aids in falling asleep by acting on the CNS. The generic name for Ambien is zolpidem. Although it is not a...
Which Drugs Are Uppers And Downers?

Which Drugs Are Uppers And Downers?

Drugs go by a variety of different names including their generic name, brand name, and street names. Uppers and downers are groups of drugs that are more formally referred to as stimulants and depressants. Each group encompasses a wide number of different substances...
A Guide to Depressants & Addiction

A Guide to Depressants & Addiction

What Do Depressants Do? A group of drugs that reduce arousal and brain stimulation, depressants may not actually be what you think. They do not directly induce what we all know as depression, rather they have an effect on the central nervous system that produces...