Signs of Xanax Abuse

woman with multiple pills in hand showing Signs of Xanax Abuse

Alprazolam (Xanax) is one of the most commonly prescribed benzodiazepines in the United States. It is also one of the most addictive. Like all benzodiazepines, Xanax is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant designed to treat patients with an acute panic disorder. It is not an antidepressant and not a pain killer (although people who become addicted to Xanax are commonly addicted to painkillers).

Using Xanax recreationally (or alongside other drugs) has severe consequences for many people. Xanax had a high misuse liability, meaning it is very easy to become addicted to it. Even taking it as prescribed by a doctor can lead to chemical dependency. Victims of abuse, PTSD, and sexual violence sometimes use Xanax to escape their emotional pain.

While this benzodiazepine might offer some temporary respite, it will not treat the underlying causes of anxiety (or help a person heal from them). Reach out to the Xanax detox center in South Florida to get the treatment you need and deserve.

Signs of Xanax Abuse

Xanax feels like a quick fix for acute anxiety; thus, it is common for people to habitually take the medication every time they feel anxious. It can affect different people in very different ways, but a common theme most Xanax users share is a rapid increase in tolerance with daily usage. A person who seems drunk but isn’t drinking might be on Xanax.

Signs that a person is “barred out” (on a high dose of Xanax) can include the following:

  • Slurring words
  • Forgetting conversation points
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Falling asleep randomly
  • Insouciance

Xanax withdrawal happens when a user suddenly stops taking the drug (or abruptly decreases the dosage). Higher regular doses result in more intense symptoms of withdrawal. If you suspect that a friend or family member has become dependent on Xanax, please encourage them to seek treatment at a South Florida medical detox facility as soon as possible.

To an outsider, moderate Xanax withdrawal symptoms can appear to be “worse” than the side-effects of the drug itself, but detoxing is the essential first step toward sobriety. A benzodiazepine detox program can make withdrawal symptoms more manageable.

You’d be amazed how much an IV treatment can help you detox. We can assure you, the sooner you seek treatment, the easier the detox will be. Give us a call today (888) 995-5265 to get started on the path to recovery.

How Does Xanax Abuse Affect the User’s Social Network?

Xanax is similar to alcohol in its effect on a user’s network of friends and family. People who first use the drug can appear loopy and entertaining, but this will not last. A person with long-term, high-dosage Xanax use is unpalatable to the general public. If you have a friend or loved one who has lost themself on Xanax bars, it’s never too late to get them back.

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

Common withdrawal symptoms after Xanax abuse include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Convulsions

Medical Detox for Alprazolam Withdrawal

Xanax withdrawal is difficult for a number of reasons. People who had been initially prescribed Xanax for anxiety can experience panic attacks when they withdraw and think that these panic attacks will be permanent. We can assure you, they are not permanent. If you are ready to begin your detox admissions process, give us a call to speak with a clinician.

The Best Xanax Detox in Southern Florida

Whether you suffer from Alprazolam addiction or just need a break from an unhealthy lifestyle, Summit Detox (south of LNA Airport in Palm Beach) offers Florida’s best detox amenities and medical detox programs. We offer the most extensive list of detox services in southern Florida, including:

  • Gradual detox options
  • IV treatments
  • Experienced, non-judgemental clinicians
  • Privacy with optional communal spaces

If you or a loved one is showing signs of Xanax abuse, a medical detox program can offer a safe and more comfortable detox experience. Contact Summit Detox today for more information by calling (888) 995-5265.

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