i have been taking ambien for about five months. im on other medications as well (suboxone, lamictal, effexor, and nuerotin). latley i've been taking 10 extra mlgs at night to help me sleep. im also in recovery. The ambien helps a lot, but im not so sure it's the right mrdication for me. I was addicted to pain medications and also benzos in the past. How do I getoff the ambien without going through withdrawl? Im afraid to getsick because i dont want the old felings of withdrawl from the other drugs i was using to come up. My recovery is important to me and i dont want to risk losing it. Im scared.