The Villa

Zolpidem is used to treat sleep problems (insomnia) in adults. If you have trouble falling asleep, it helps you fall asleep faster, so you can get a better night's rest. Zolpidem belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect. This medication is usually limited to short treatment periods of 1 to 2 weeks or less. Do not take a dose of this drug unless you have time for a full night's sleep of at least 7 to 8 hours. If you have to wake up before that, you may have some memory loss and may have trouble safely doing any activity that requires alertness, such as driving or operating machinery. Dosage is based on your gender, age, medical condition, other medications you may be taking, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose, take it more often, or use it for longer than prescribed.

The Villa is a program of The Bridge. Formerly St. Mary's Villa for Children and Families, a specialized residential program for youth, The Villa joined the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) family in April 2013. The Villa serves youth who have demonstrated a history of truancy, emotional trauma, family conflict and difficulties in the community. The Villa nurtures growth, teaches responsibility and restores hope among its residents. Its mission includes empowering children and families through strong community collaborations and teaching them to lead responsible lives and develop healthy relationships.

For more information visit PHMC’s website or call 215.643.7676.