By Rhea Rosier
Anyone can become addicted to Xanax and easier than you think. Xanax is the brand name of a prescription medication that is known as benzodiazepine. Doctor’s prescribe Xanax to patients who are suffering from anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax works by stopping the inhibitory receptors in the brain which ends up stopping any abnormal excitement. Xanax is addictive if taken in large amounts or for a long period of time. Even people who take the medication exactly as it says to be taken can end up addicted to it.
The reason Xanax is taken as a recreational drug is because of the high or euphoric effects it produces. This means that people can take Xanax purely for fun and not because they actually have a panic disorder or anxiety. In fact Xanax addiction is a widespread problem due to this. The 2011 Treatment Episode Data set Report said 60,200 people who went into drug treatment were addicted to benzodiazepines. Teens are also using Xanax and finding themselves with a Xanax addiction. The 2011, Monitoring the Future Survey showed that 7.4 percent of teenagers reported using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons (to get high) in the past year. This includes all prescription drugs but Xanax is a very popular prescription drug of abuse.
Signs and symptoms of Xanax addiction are usually able to be seen in every part of a person’s life. It is very common for people with a Xanax addiction to have problems in their relationships with family, friends, and partners. It is also common for Xanax addiction to lead to problems within a marriage too. Xanax addiction can also hinder a person’s performance at work by causing them to either not feel well because they are going through withdrawal or because they are messed up or high from the drug. Other common signs of a Xanax addiction are financial problems, doctor shopping, weight loss, and neglecting family obligations or responsibilities.
A Xanax addiction has more than just an effect on the home and job front. Xanax addiction, when going on for a long period time can have many effects such as lack of coordination, slurred speech, and disorientation. Some people due to a Xanax addiction develop memory impairments especially of their short term memory. Sleepiness, drowsiness and sedation are also a common concern for anyone using Xanax.
A Xanax addiction is extremely dangerous not only because Xanax doesn’t mix well with other drug and alcohol but also because once a person is addicted the withdrawal could possibly be fatal. It is highly recommended for someone with a Xanax addiction to seek out Xanax abuse treatment and Xanax detox. A Xanax addiction an easily lead to overdose to its effects and also interactions with other drugs such as opiates and alcohol. Opiates and alcohol have a compounding effect on Xanax and most benzodiazepines and can easily cause someone to go into a coma and in the worst case scenario die. With Xanax withdrawal most of the time an inpatient detox or trip to the hospital is necessary because a Xanax withdrawal or detox can in the worst case scenario be fatal.
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