Millions of people around the world suffer Xanax withdrawal. If you’re one of them, Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you with your symptoms. Call 1 (800) 55-REHAB today.
Xanax’s legal status and common use may give users the impression that it’s a less harmful drug than others; however, it can be dangerous and addictive under the wrong circumstances. The lines between abuse and everyday use can often get blurred. If you suspect you or your loved one is vulnerable to Xanax addiction, look for these common Xanax withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, hallucinations and, in the most extreme cases, psychosis. These symptoms can last for weeks and develop in as little as 24 hours after the last use. Xanax users should never attempt to detox on their own.
Xanax users commonly mix their medications with alcohol in an effort to amplify the drug’s effects. This move can, and often does, lead to significant long-term health issues, including overdose. Both Xanax and alcohol are central nervous system depressants which means they can drastically slow down and even stop breathing. Both alcohol and Xanax are cleared from the body by the same liver enzymes. Because both drugs are broken down by the same compounds, it takes longer for the body to detoxify itself after you take Xanax and alcohol together. If you or a loved one have been simultaneously abusing alcohol Xanax, seek professional medical help immediately. Many of the Xanax overdoses, along with those of other benzodiazepines, directly involve alcohol.
Xanax withdrawal and abuse needs to be treated in a medical setting with trained doctors and nurses who are familiar with the symptomology of the condition. This is an extremely delicate procedure that can lead to complications best left to a trained and experienced doctor. Xanax withdrawal can last for months and may require ongoing medical care. Much like other medical issues, including heart disease, diabetes and chronic pain, Xanax withdrawal should be treated in a safe and compassionate clinical setting. Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you or your loved one battle back from Xanax withdrawal to reclaim your life from this powerful and addictive drug.