How to Prepare for a Conversation about a Loved One’s Xanax Addiction

How to Prepare for a Conversation about a Loved One's Xanax AddictionXanax addiction is a serious problem, not a way to relax or take the edge off. It is a disease with life-altering consequences, including overdose and death, so as soon as you see symptoms of Xanax addiction, talk to your loved one about getting help. Signs of Xanax addiction include the following problems:

  • Suicidal thoughts as Xanax wears off
  • Crushing the pills and snorting the powder for a more immediate effect
  • Anxiety when Xanax runs out
  • Loss of inhibitions
  • Mood swings
  • Taking a higher dosage of Xanax than prescribed
  • Taking the Xanax more often than prescribed
  • Claiming to have lost the prescription so the doctor writes another

As soon as you see these warning signs, speak to a professional about how to confront your loved one about addiction.

Talking to a Professional about Confronting a Loved One

Because confronting an addict about her addiction can be a difficult, talk with a professional who is trained in this field, like an interventionist or mediator. If you are unsure about who to contact, ask your physician, as he should know of professionals in the area. An interventionist will walk you through the process of talking about a loved one’s Xanax addiction. This professional can also prepare you for how your loved one may react when confronted. In addition, an interventionist can attend the meeting to mediate the conversation. Because she is objective in this situation, she can guide the conversation toward a good end.

What Happens in an Intervention?

Talking with your loved one about his Xanax addiction may be a simple conversation. However, depending on the depth and the length of the addiction, you may need to hold an intervention. This is a meeting during which you and other loved ones confront the addict with the symptoms of his addiction and examples of how his behavior has damaged others. Then, the addict has two options: enter rehab or face consequences (withdrawal of financial and emotional support, removing children from the home and etc.). Because the intervention will depend on the nature and depth of the addiction, consult a professional about how best to talk with a Xanax addict. An interventionist wants your conversation to succeed in persuading your loved one to find help.

Help for a Loved One’s Xanax Addiction

Getting help for your loved one’s Xanax addiction is difficult, but we can help.  Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline anytime, and we will talk with you about your loved one’s options for recovering from Xanax addiction. Recovery is a lifelong process, but you can help your loved one begin that journey by calling us today.

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