Alprazolam (Xanax)

Xanax is a prescription drug classified as a Benzodiazepine that is sometimes prescribed to treat individuals that suffer from anxiety or panic disorders. Xanax works by suppressing the inhibitory receptor in the brain and thus decreasing any abnormal excitement. Xanax can be addictive if taken in excess or if used for extended periods of time. In some cases, even individuals that follow their prescription exactly can become addicted to Xanax.

Xanax is widely considered to be one of the most addictive prescription drugs.

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

Symptoms of Xanax withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Hallucination
  • Insomnia
  • Moodiness
  • Tremors
  • Convulsion
  • Nightmares
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


Xanax Addiction Treatment

The best method for overcoming Xanax addiction is via a medically monitored period of “tapering down” the usage. This can take several weeks to many months. It is generally preferable, safer, and much less unpleasant than doing a “cold turkey” detox. The pace of reducing of one’s dosage generally depends on the amount of time the user took the drug, with longer usage requiring a slower reduction in the dosage.

Cold turkey Xanax detox is also an option with medical supervision, but even with the prescription of symptom controlling meds, a rapid detox can be extremely difficult and very uncomfortable. It is not recommended that Rapid detox be attempted without medical supervision. In rare instances, rapid Xanax withdrawal can lead to potentially fatal convulsions.

Call now if you or a loved one is suffering from Alprazolam or Xanax addiction. Our supportive team is here to help. We can discuss your individual situation and can help get you placed in an Xanax rehab facility that meets your individual needs.

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