Xanax Treatment Program
Side effects of Xanax may be part of your or a loved one’s daily routine for dealing with panic disorder or anxiety. If so, you should be extra vigilant against possible Xanax addiction. More often than not, users of this prescription drug may not even realize if they have become dependent on it. Immediately contact New Creation Treatment if you or someone dear to you shows signs of possible addiction to Xanax. New Creation caters our Christian Xanax addiction treatment for women in a safe, welcoming facility. This includes medically assisted detox with gabapentin for benzo withdrawal.
What is Xanax?
Xanax is categorized as a benzodiazepine drug, basically acting as a sedative that depresses the central nervous system. It is usually prescribed for individuals with anxiety disorders. What makes it so popular is its very fast-acting onset, taking effect in as quickly as one hour after intake and lasting for around six hours.
On the other hand, the potential for benzodiazepine addiction is increased if it is not used as directed by a doctor. This abuse will progress to an increase in tolerance and dependence over time.
Xanax goes by different names:
- Alprazolam, which is its chemical name.
- Niravam is an orally disintegrating form of the drug, which means that you can dissolve it on your tongue instead of having to swallow it with water.
Its street names are:
- Xannies or Zannies
- Blue footballs
- Handlebars or simply Bars
Side Effects of Xanax
Suspect if your loved one has become hooked on Xanax if you observe the following symptoms.
- Depressed or slow breathing
- Feeling drowsy and sluggish
- Sedation (sleeping for three to four days straight)
- Feeling nauseous and light-headed
- Finding it difficult to concentrate
- Memory lapses
“Every three minutes, a woman goes to the emergency department for prescription painkiller misuse or abuse.”
– Vital Signs, CDC
Apart from the physical aspect, you might also want to be extra sensitive and watch out for the following behavioral symptoms:
- She starts to show poor relationships, even with her closest friends and relatives. Marital issues are also not uncommon.
- Failure to function normally on a day-to-day basis. She may start missing work simply because of feeling sick, due to having run out of her daily dose. This shows that she is in dire need of treatment for Xanax
- She may tend to spend huge amounts of money for hoarding a considerable amount of ‘stash’ to sustain her addiction.
- Her zest for life is also diminished by the drug. She will not show the same motivation she has for her usual daily routine. She may also appear sluggish, worn-out and less interested in activities requiring focus and concentration.
- She may also become more forgetful than normal since benzodiazepine drugs are amnesic. Her short-term memory may become impaired.
- Alarming as it is, cognitive issues may be developed. She may sometimes lack coordination, finding difficulty in articulating her words and thus resulting in slurred speech.
- She may also appear confused and disoriented.
Why Treatment for Xanax Addiction is Critical
The physical, mental and behavioral signs and symptoms above should be reasons enough to subject yourself or your loved one to Xanax addiction treatment ASAP. To add to the long list, Xanax is made even more dangerous when taken with other depressant drugs or alcohol, which is what most abusers often do. This deadly duo leads to fatal injuries, coma and ultimately death. Another important note is that you should never attempt to go ‘cold turkey’ as the unpleasantness of the withdrawal effects can verge on the agonizing, such as seizures. Xanax withdrawal treatment under medical supervision is the safest path to take.
“Sacred meditation is the greatest medicine for the body, soul, and spirit.”
– Lailah Gifty Akita
Do visit our medically-assisted Xanax treatment center immediately. New Creation Treatment incorporates into its Christian addiction treatment methods the respect, dignity, sensitivity and spirituality that the precious women in your life need in overcoming addiction.