Xanax Addiction and Treatment Information

xanax addictionIn pop culture Xanax is often referenced in regards to “taking a chill pill” or relaxing. The perception of suburban housewives popping Xanax, Vicodin’s and Percocets are no laughing matter and the prescription pill epidemic is very much real. If you are addicted to Xanax you might feel like you have no options for detoxing and living a Xanax free life but you do. Let’s take a look at what Xanax is, what it can do to your body, how to determine if you’re addiction and your options for detoxing and treatment.

What is Xanax?

Xanax (alprazolam) belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. It works by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced. This results in a reduction in nervous tension (anxiety).

Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, anxiety caused by depression and nausea from chemotherapy.

What can Xanax do to your body?

Xanax can cause you to experience some of the following:

  • Sleepiness

  • Disinhibition

  • Change in libido

  • Dry mouth (infrequent)

  • Ataxia, slurred speech

  • Urinary retention (infrequent)

  • Skin rash, respiratory depression, constipation

  • Anterograde amnesia and concentration problems

  • Drowsiness

  • Dizziness

  • Lightheadedness

  • Fatigue

  • Unsteadiness and impaired coordination

  • Vertigo

  • Death (especially when combined with other drugs like alcohol)

What are the symptoms of Xanax Addiction?

If you become addicted to Xanax your addiction symptoms may be similar to the following:

  • Strong cravings for the drug

  • Irregular or depressed heartbeat

  • Sleeping constantly or always being sleep

  • Withdrawal symptoms when not on Xanax

  • Financial, emotional, physical and social consequences as a result of your Xanax use.

Are you addicted to Xanax?

After you take a look at the symptoms of Xanax abuse and apply them to your own life you can begin to ask yourself whether you are addicted or not. Although others may see and feel your addiction before you realize it, you are the only one who can come to the final decision that yes you are addicted and need Xanax detox and Xanax treatment. Here are some signs of addiction that can also help you determine for sure if you have a problem:

  1. You’re neglecting your responsibilities.

  2. You’re using Xanax under dangerous conditions or taking risks while high.

  3. Your Xanax use is getting you into legal trouble.

  4. Your Xanax use is causing problems in your relationships.

  5. You’ve built up a drug tolerance.

  6. You take Xanax to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms.

  7. You feel powerless to Xanax.

  8. Your life revolves around getting and use Xanax.

  9. You’ve abandoned activities you used to enjoy in order to use Xanax.

  10. You continue to use Xanax; despite knowing it’s hurting you.

Xanax Addiction and Treatment Options

If you’ve come to the determination that you do have a Xanax addiction then you’ll want get into a detox facility as soon as possible. Do not focus on all the reasons why you can’t go to detox or rehab because in the end your life is what’s at stake here. The road to recovery from Xanax addiction includes

  • Intervention

  • Detox

  • Inpatient Residential Treatment (begin individual and group counseling)

  • Outpatient Residential Treatment

  • Aftercare Services

  • Halfway Housing

  • Meetings

  • Recovery Plan

If you or a loved one is in need of Xanax Detox or Xanax Addiction Treatment we can help. Please contact The Florida House Experience at 855-441-2449.

Sources:

https://www.drugs.com/xanax.html

https://www.promises.com/articles/xanax-addiction/

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