Finding Accountability to End Xanax Use

Finding Accountability to End Xanax UseTo end Xanax use, recovering users need encouragement and accountability for bad choices. While some people may prefer to depend on themselves through recovery, at some point they will need external support.

Xanax is a habit-forming benzodiazepine that treats anxiety and panic disorders. It is a mild tranquilizer that produces a calming effect, but as anxiety decreases, users may feel dependent on Xanax to control themselves. The problem is that Xanax is short acting, and the body builds a tolerance to it quickly. This may motivate someone with a legitimate prescription to abuse the drug. Those who use it recreationally may resort to taking dangerously large doses to avoid anxiety.

Accountability for Xanax Recovery

To achieve long-lasting results, recovering addicts must hold themselves to a standard, and they must have other people hold them accountable. A lack of accountability can enable Xanax abuse and addiction, while having accountability can bolster recovery. These are some ways that people can keep recovering addicts accountable:

  • Physicians – Because of its potential for abuse, physicians ought to prescribe Xanax carefully. Two to four weeks is the recommended amount of time for ongoing Xanax treatment, during which time physicians should monitor the frequency of prescription refills to ensure that the patient is not taking it longer than recommended. A patient who knows that her doctor is supervising treatment will be less susceptible to Xanax abuse.
  • Friends and family members – Those who have always been a stable influence in a recovering addict’s life are more likely both to recognize the signs of drug abuse and also to approach him. They may more readily detect when the user is hiding something, and they are more likely to feel comfortable demanding honesty. If anything reflects the damage of Xanax addiction, it is the lives of loved ones. They may give addicts a sense of responsibility that they may not feel if the drug use affected only themselves. Solid relationships are a crucial source of encouragement when going through treatment and continuing recovery.
  • Other former addicts – 12-step programs and other support groups can offer a unique type of accountability that cannot be found in other relationships. Recovering addicts may feel more vulnerable and willing to share their feelings in each other’s company, because they know that everyone else has similar struggles. At this point in recovery, some recovering addicts find that they can only relate to those who understand firsthand what they are going through.

With the right resources, recovering addicts can find accountability for their sobriety.

How Accountability Works

An essential step in deciding to recover is facing the damage that addiction caused. Accountability demonstrates that there are consequences for addiction – not only for the drug user, but also for any deception or alienation. Recovery is enough of a challenge on its own, so there is no reason to do it alone when addicts could have support.

Help for Xanax Use

If you or a loved one abuses Xanax, find the support and accountability you need through an individualized treatment program. Call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline to speak with a counselor about your options for overcoming addiction. All of the information and support you need is just a phone call away.

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