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Withdrawal from Xanax

Addiction and Abuse
Xanax, also called Alprazolam, is one of the most well-known drugs for treating anxiety, bipolar disorder, and many other mood disorders. However, just like most other pharmaceutical drugs, this benzodiazepine can be incredibly addicting. Tolerance is basically when a person becomes so used to the drug that they need more and more to achieve the same high. Tolerance to Xanax happens quickly. It is so available to teenagers that it is currently the number one most abused pharmaceutical drug by teens New Jersey Drug Rehab Programs. This is a sad fact because it is available in almost every medicine cabinet. If you are no longer using your Xanax, please dispose of it properly and keep it off the street.

Symptoms and Warning Signs
The main sign of Xanax abuse is the overwhelming obsession with using it and obtaining it. It is so addicting that a person's entire life can become consumed in getting the drug. Another prominent symptom that there is a problem is if someone is starting to have legal or life-issues in conjunction with the overuse of the drug. Often, driving high or being caught with non-prescription pills can land an addict in legal problems. That is a clear sign there is a problem. Another symptom of a problem is if a person is taking the drug any way other than orally. If the person is injecting or snorting the drug, then you can know for sure they are addicted because that is not the proper way to take Xanax.

Treatment
The first part of treatment is a family member getting involved and helping the addict find an inpatient treatment center. Withdrawing off Xanax can be super painful and even deadly if it's not done correctly. Treatment in an inpatient center will start with the initial weaning off of the drug, but they will also go into the other problems that started the addiction in the first place. Having an addictive personality is a problem for some people.

Withdrawal and Detox
Withdrawal from Xanax is incredibly painful. Withdrawal symptoms involve insomnia, panic attacks, and a gamut of other mental problems. As well as physical problems such as seizures, sweating, heart palpitations, and seizures. When detoxing off of Xanax, it should be done similar to most other benzodiazepines. The drug should slowly be removed from the body to ensure that the person does not have seizures or go into shock. Detoxing from any benzodiazepine is not a fun experience and is the main reason most users continue to use is so that they do not have to experience the detox symptoms.