Xanax is a popular drug typically used to treat anxiety disorders. However, this substance is also abused by crushing it and snorting it in a similar way that one would do with cocaine. It’s become one of the drugs of choice in this prescription drug epidemic age, and it often requires withdrawal treatment.
How Dependence on Xanax Starts
This medication, which is otherwise known by the generic name of alprazolam, often is first taken in moderation. Doctors usually prescribe it to patients suffering from anxiety or panic disorders. Sometimes, it is administered to patients struggling with depression. The purpose of it was to provide people with a safer way to calm down without having to use tranquilizers Valium, Librium or other drugs.
It was also preferred because it worked usually within about a week or less in people who used it. Its fast-acting results are probably the reason why alprazolam-related prescriptions written for patients increased by about 79 percent from 2006-2011.
However, many people who have taken this drug built up a tolerance to it. Then, they became so dependent on it that it disrupted their lives. Some people even overdosed on it, especially when mixed with alcohol or other drugs. This drug is particularly popular among young adults who might feel carefree when using it, not thinking about the consequences of their actions. However, anyone can have a need for Xanax addiction treatment at any age.
Are you Addicted to Xanax?
Sometimes, an addiction develops so gradually that you might not even notice it is happening to you. One of the number one signs you might benefit from treatment for Xanax withdrawal is if you are experiencing a lower productivity level at work. Moreover, you probably are dealing with these symptoms:
- Memory or concentration problems
Your need for more and more Xanax also could put you in financial jeopardy. The money problems you have could cause marriage or family problems as well because of the stress of supporting your habit. You might also experience mood swings, irritability or have temper tantrums if you cannot afford to have your Xanax “fix.”
Prolonged dependence on Xanax could cause health problems, too. For one, it can affect your breathing, and too much of this drug in your system could even induce you into a coma. You can even die right on the spot at a party when you overdose.
Hope for Xanax Sufferers
You do not have to continue to suffer. You can seek Xanax withdrawal treatment at one of our centers. We provide supervised detox monitored by medical staff in case of an emergency. Chances are, you probably will only experience minor withdrawal symptoms such as ones described above. Other withdrawal symptoms include:
- Sweating or clammy hands
As you withdraw, your body will be craving the drug. However, following detox , we’ll see you through a Xanax addiction rehabilitation phase. This includes a time of transitioning you from the secure environment of residential treatment back to your home, work, school and the public. The objective is to help you learn to complete all tasks, socialize and perform work all while sober instead of when on Xanax.
You will in time eventually find that you will be less stressed out once you break the Xanax habit. We also provide outpatient services at our Xanax treatment center. Your addiction treatment plan can be conducted on your own time and according to your own schedule. The outpatient rehab could benefit you if you still have a job and can still keep up with your daily responsibilities.
Before deciding on an outpatient or inpatient Xanax treatment program, please contact us. We offer a thorough assessment to anyone who needs help. Medical, as well as psychological evaluations, are provided.