Xanax Summary

At DayBreak, we have treatment programs for people who have abused Xanax and other prescription drugs.  If you have a Xanax drug addiction and have stopped taking the drug and are experiencing withdrawal side effects, drug detox is one of the levels of care we have available. Taking drugs or alcohol in excess for recreational purposes can be very dangerous, and if you or one of your loved ones has become addicted to Xanax, call us today. We have many types of treatment and options for substance use disorders. Alcohol and drug addiction and abuse can cause damage in many areas of a person’s life and we are here to help as many people as we can with their addiction recovery.

What is Xanax?

Xanax is a benzodiazepine and is in the same family of other prescription medications like Clonazepam. Benzodiazepines, or benzos for short, are used for anxiety disorders and other mental health issues.  The generic name for Xanax is Alprazolam.  Taking the drug can be for panic attacks and other forms of panic disorders. Be sure that you speak to someone who can provide medical advice before taking medications, and never take it without a prescription. If you have been taking Xanax for legitimate purposes and you’ve stopped taking the drug and begin to experience Xanax withdrawal, contact your doctor immediately.

Xanax Effects

Xanax is used for panic disorders and other anxiety disorders as it works on the central nervous system and has a calming effect. Taking Xanax can be done with a dose as low as 0.25 mg and no more than 10 mg should be taken in a day.  There are Xanax side effects that can occur.  Some of these include:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • memory problems
  • slurred speech
  • blurred vision
  • dry mouth

If you are taking the drug as prescribed and experience any of these Xanax side effects, inform your doctor as your dose may need to be changed. Xanax should not be used with illicit drugs or alcohol.

Signs of Xanax Abuse and Addiction

When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, There are certain signs that all drug abusers will display in one form or another.  If one of your loved ones has been battling drug abuse and may have developed a Xanax addiction, prescription opioids addiction, or addiction to other illicit or prescription medications these are some signs of addiction you may be able to look for:

  • Changes in personality and behavior like a lack of motivation, irritability, and agitation.
  • Bloodshot eyes and frequent bloody noses
  • Shakes, tremors, or slurred speech
  • Change in their daily routines
  • Lack of concern for personal hygiene
  • Unusual need for money; financial problems

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

When you have stopped taking Xanax after becoming addicted to Xanax, you will experience Xanax withdrawal .  Xanax withdrawal can be dangerous if you’ve been taking the drug for a long time, and you should strongly consider inpatient rehab when you stop taking Xanax and take part in a medically assisted drug detox program.  Treatment programs can assist with managing symptoms and begin the behavioral therapy process. Here are some Xanax side effects you will experience during drug detox:

  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Troubling dreams
  • Awakenings while sleeping
  • Feeling tension in the morning
  • Auditory hallucinations
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Feelings of sadness or emptiness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Inability to sleep
  • Restlessness
  • Feelings of irritation of agitation
  • Inability to pay attention
  • Poor memory or forgetfulness
  • Muscle aches and tension

Long Term Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

Xanax drug abuse can cause a variety of problems in a person’s life, especially if they have abused Xanax for months or years.  Here are some long term side effects that can occur:

  • Seizures during withdrawal
  • Vertigo
  • Impaired coordination
  • Weakness
  • No longer engaging in former activities
  • Legal consequences
  • Missing school or work
  • Isolation
  • Drowsiness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sleeping for extended periods of time
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Sluggishness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Delirium

Xanax Addiction Treatment

At DayBreak Treatment Solutions, we have many types of treatment throughout our levels of care that can help someone in need of substance abuse treatment. If you or one of your loved ones has become addicted to Xanax or any other drugs or alcohol, we can help you find the inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab program that’s right for you. Call us today to talk about addiction and abuse, cooccurring disorders, management of withdrawal symptoms, or any other treatment for substance use disorders.

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