Xanax Addiction: How to Spot the Signs and Seek Help

Xanax Addiction: How to Spot the Signs and Seek Help

Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is an anti-anxiety medication that people sometimes abuse because of its ability to produce strong feelings of relaxation and euphoria. If you or someone you know abuses Xanax, it’s important to recognize the symptoms of Xanax addiction and know when to seek help. Xanax dependency can cause serious health problems, including extreme withdrawal symptoms and death, so it’s important to seek help at the first sign of trouble.


What is Xanax?

Xanax is a highly addictive prescription drug used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, and alcohol withdrawal. Xanax—or ‘zanny’ as it’s often called by teens—is also used recreationally among teens and young adults. It’s easy to see why. Xanax has a powerful effect that gives users a sense of euphoria or well-being, calmness, relaxation, drowsiness, or anti-anxiety relief. In fact, Xanax is very similar in effect to other widely abused drugs such as Valium (diazepam) or Rohypnol (flunitrazepam). These drugs have been referred to as downers because they lower inhibitions for sex and violence.

 It should come as no surprise then that prescription drugs such as Xanax are easy to abuse. They’re also dangerously addictive, even if used as prescribed by a doctor. Because of their power, drug control agencies around the world have classified Xanax with many other types of dangerous substances like cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. Just like with these other drugs, you can become hooked on Xanax after just one use. Moreover, abuse leads to tolerance, which means you may need more and more of it to feel high or get relief from anxiety. If you or someone close to you is abusing a prescription drug—especially Xanax—it’s time to seek help. But where do you start?

What Happens When You Become Addicted to Xanax?

Xanax, a benzodiazepine drug, is prescribed for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and panic disorders. When you take Xanax as prescribed by your doctor—or even when you use it just once or twice a week at first—you can develop a tolerance. That means your body will grow accustomed to Xanax’s effects. You’ll want more to get high. You might end up taking an overdose of Xanax if you don’t keep tabs on how much you take.

If you suspect someone you love is addicted to Xanax, don’t hesitate. Call +27 12 1111 739 right away. Our rehab specialists can connect your loved one with treatment options, starting today. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Let us help you get rid of Xanax addiction today.

How Do I Get Clean from Xanax Addiction?

Xanax is a type of benzodiazepine that works by inhibiting certain receptors in your brain. Unfortunately, long-term use of Xanax can lead to physical dependence—meaning you need it just to feel normal. If you are ready to get clean from Xanax addiction, you must know how to go about doing so safely.

The first step is to talk with your doctor about how you can stop taking Xanax safely. Then, gradually lower your dosage by no more than .25mg at a time until you’re off. You should also keep in mind that if you stop taking Xanax too quickly, you might experience withdrawal symptoms like seizures or muscle cramps. It’s best to talk with your doctor about tapering off slowly so that these symptoms don’t become problematic.

Once you’re clean, you must maintain your sobriety by continuing to practice healthy habits. Work with a doctor who specializes in treating Xanax addiction and attend support groups. The longer you remain sober, the more confident you’ll feel about maintaining your sobriety in times of stress or temptation.

 Most importantly, remember that Xanax is a drug. It can be incredibly difficult to recover from any type of addiction alone. Recovery from Xanax addiction takes time and effort, but you can beat it with hard work, dedication, and proper treatment.

Is There a Long-Term Recovery Plan?

The key to Xanax addiction treatment is getting help as early as possible. Patients suffering from addiction will be assigned a care coordinator who will help them decide on an inpatient, outpatient, or intensive outpatient program that fits their schedule, needs, and budget. The medical team will also create a long-term recovery plan based on specific goals tailored to each patient’s unique case. Outpatient programs have been proven effective at helping individuals maintain sobriety by providing them with consistent access to treatment services over time.

There are three main types of recovery plans. The first is inpatient rehab, which is where patients live at a facility while undergoing treatment for a full-time period. The second option is outpatient treatment, where patients come into a facility or visit for weekly or monthly appointments for therapy sessions. The third type of plan is intensive outpatient rehab, which involves coming into a treatment centre daily from 9 am-2 pm for specific hours.

Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery at Freeman House 

Many people don’t realize that individuals with prescription drug addictions can get help. The recovery specialists at Freeman House Recovery have helped thousands of people recover from their addictions to prescription drugs. For more information on Xanax and prescription medication addiction, please call us at +27 12 1111 739 or contact us online. We look forward to talking with you about your options for getting help from us today.


Xanax Addiction: How to Spot the Signs and Seek Help

Xanax Addiction: How to Spot the Signs and Seek Help

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