Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a fast-acting Benzodiazepine; its prescription name is Alprazolam.

Xanax is usually prescribed by doctors to treat cases of anxiety and panic disorders, but it is one of the most popular drugs of abuse, second only to the opiates.

Being a prescription drug, people may become addicted to it without their knowledge.

Xanax addiction and overdose becomes a serious possibility when combined with other depressants or alcohol.

Signs & Symptoms of Xanax Addiction

Despite being a prescription drug, addiction to Xanax has several negative impacts on an individual. People build up tolerance to this drug, and their consumption may increase drastically.

Some of the symptoms during the various stages of addiction are as follows:

Moderate Symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Memory problems
  • Lack of focus
  • Insomnia
  • Swollen hands or feet
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Lack of coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Tremors
  • Confusion

Serious Symptoms:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression
  • Hostility
  • Hallucinations
  • Chest pain
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements
  • Seizures
  • Hyperactivity

Treatment for Xanax Addiction, how we can help

Xanax withdrawal can be very painful and without proper medical supervision it may be difficult to cope with. However, with the help of proper Xanax detox it is possible to overcome the addiction. At AKUA Mind & Body, we provide holistic treatment programs combining the time-tested traditions of East with the scientific approach of West to help our clients safely beat their addiction.

Our recovery plans are highly individualistic in nature so that all the unique requirements of our clients are addressed, and they can overcome their addiction with relative ease.

Our dedicated staff is always there to help the clients whenever they hit a rough patch. At AKUA, we believe in perfection and strive to give the best possible care to those who seek help.

AKUA Mind & Body Treatment Program

AKUA Mind and Body is a full-service treatment program that offers a wide range of “east meets west” treatment modalities for many different populations struggling with Xanax addiction and substance use and mental health disorders. We offer both intensive inpatient programs as well as outpatient treatment. AKUA Mind & Body works diligently with each client and their family to ensure that their depressive disorder treatment plan is specifically tailored to their needs, and not just their disorder. 

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

The withdrawal symptoms of Xanax depend on the dosage, duration, and frequency of the drug’s use. It usually takes one week for the body to expel Xanax completely, and proper medical attention is of utmost importance to ensure safe and proper detoxification. Here are some of the primary Xanax withdrawal symptoms one may look out for:

  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tension
  • Paresthesias or numbness/tingling in the extremities
  • Digestive upset
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
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