Over 40 million adults in the United States struggle with anxiety, and many of them seek treatment. Xanax is one such treatment, and when used as prescribed, it is incredibly effective in managing the symptoms of anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Unfortunately, Xanax also carries the potential for misuse and abuse, and as a benzodiazepine, can be extremely addictive.
If you started using Xanax as part of a prescription, you can still become addicted. Anytime your drug use spirals out of control, do not hesitate to contact Atlanta Treatment LLC.
What Is Xanax?
Xanax is the brand name of alprazolam, a drug designed to treat stress, anxiety, and panic disorders. Alprazolam is one of the most widely prescribed benzodiazepines in the United States, but it has a high “misuse liability,” meaning the potential for misuse and addiction is high.
Over time, patients may become more and more physically and psychologically dependent on Xanax, which is why many doctors prescribe it for short-term use only. The drug not only relieves symptoms of stress and anxiety but can also create feelings of relaxation and euphoria.
When people stop taking Xanax, they sometimes have “rebound symptoms,” where the stress and anxiety they were suffering from comes back, worse than before. They can also start to crave the feelings of calm and happiness they experience while taking the drug.
Long Term Effects of Xanax
- Cognitive problems
- Impaired motor skills
- Liver damage
Why Choose Atlanta Treatment LLC?
At our treatment center, we understand addiction and aim to educate and support any individual who walks through our doors. Atlanta Treatment LLC prioritizes trust and the CORE values of compassion, open-mindedness, revitalization, and education. With us, getting sober does not mean life becomes stale – it means life becomes better.
We care for you as a whole person and craft your journey around who you are as an individual and where you are in your life. No matter where you’re coming from, we help you build a foundation for a new life. We are ready when you are and look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Addiction is a disease characterized by compulsive substance use despite negative consequences. Feeling bad when you stop using Xanax (physical dependency and withdrawal symptoms) may be a sign of addiction, but signs of obsession are more indicative of substance use disorder.
Signs of Xanax Addiction:
- Slurred speech
- Poor motor skills
- Visiting many doctors to get Xanax pills
- Asking friends and family for Xanax
You may be addicted to Xanax if:
- You are constantly using or wanting to use Xanax
- Your urge to use Xanax makes it difficult for you to focus on anything else
- You need more and more Xanax to achieve the same effects (tolerance)
- You use more Xanax than you mean to or remain “high” for longer than you mean to
- You prioritize using Xanax over responsibilities and important relationships
- You keep using Xanax despite negative consequences
- You spend money you don’t have on Xanax
- You develop dangerous behaviors to obtain Xanax (multiple prescriptions, stealing, etc.)
- You engage in risky behaviors while you are using Xanax (driving, unprotected sex, etc.)
- You try and fail to stop using Xanax
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