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Xanax Withdrawal Treatment

Xanax is one of many of the prescription drugs that people can become addicted to even though it is a readily prescribed medication. Xanax effects the brain and central nervous system and is typically prescribed by doctors for patients who suffer from anxiety or other mood and emotional issues. Unfortunately, even the people who take their medication exactly as the doctor and prescription require can become addicted to the medication without intention or even realizing it.

Anyone has the potential to become addicted to Xanax especially those who misuse their prescription or use Xanax recreationally. Although at first Xanax produces a calm effect, after extended usage some people suffer from mood and mental changes, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, slurred speech, loss of coordination and memory problems. If you or a loved one are experiencing these types of symptoms, the time to call a Xanax treatment center is right now.

Xanax Treatment

Don’t Be Fooled By the Name

Like many other drugs, Xanax is known by other names.

  • Alprazolam – This is the clinical name for the drug.
  • Niravam – this is a variation of the Xanax that dissolves in your mouth rather in water.

It is the street names, however, that can make Xanax more appealing and not seem as dangerous as other drugs to some people. Some of the common street names include:

  • Xannies/Zannies
  • Handlebars/Bars

Do not be fooled by the pseudo-names of this drug. If you or a loved one are abusing or addicted to any of the above names, you need to seek treatment for Xanax immediately.

Physical Symptoms and Signs of Xanax Addiction

Every drug has some sort of sign or symptom of usage that can become recognizable over a certain amount of time, and Xanax is no different. Beyond regular and regulated usage, there are physical signs and symptoms of Xanax abuse and addiction. Some of those symptoms may include:

  • Constant drowsiness
  • Sleeping for long periods of time
  • Feelings of euphoria while on the drug and sadness when not
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Lack of memory recollection in the short and long-term
  • Sluggishness
  • Random nausea

There are also some social aspects of Xanax addiction that can infiltrate nearly every aspect of a user’s life. A strained relationship with family, friends and spouses is a common problem and a key indicator that a person is suffering from addiction. Many addiction specialists note that people who are struggling with Xanax addiction often miss work due to “not feeling well,” as well as sudden financial problems. This tends to be due to the increase in the amount of money being spent on the drug as well as the time missed from incurring income due to looking for or being on the drug.

Treatment of Xanax Addiction is Just as Important as Other Prescription Medication Addiction

Some users may try to make light of their Xanax abuse, but the truth is it is just as serious and as dangerous as any other prescription medication addiction, and it is important to seek treatment for this addiction. Many users need assistance getting off the drug safely and with professional help.

The right treatment centers will be able to help any patient through this process. It may be necessary for a person struggling with Xanax addiction to join an inpatient treatment program to ensure that their physical health is stable while they are getting the drug out of their system, along with having around-the-clock support and a temptation-free environment. Let the team at Chiron Recovery assist you in getting your life back today.

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