I've been taking Gabapentin (100 mg) before bed off and on throughout this whole ordeal. It does help me sleep better when I have nerve pain. 100 mg is an extremely low dose. My original dose was 300 mg from the neurologist. That knocked me out.
I think addiction is person to person. I have been able to just quit quite a few drugs without problems (Xanax, Klonipen, to name a few, but I've never been on very high doses of anything either, so maybe that is why.
My herbal cocktail is: Passion flower, Lemon Balm, Mother wort, Oats and Valerian (1 dropper of each from extract of 1:2). I am also menopausal ha!