Is Xanax Addiction a Crime?

If you were prescribed Xanax and find that you are now accidentally addicted to this medication, you are not committing a crime. However inform your physician about your addiction and see if there are alternative treatment options available. Once you are addicted, you may find any means necessary to support this substance abuse problem, and this may result in criminal activity and legal consequences.

Potential Legal Consequences of Using Xanax

Xanax users may find themselves dealing Xanax, stealing to maintain their addiction, hurting others to get the drug or putting themselves or others at risk while high. The following are potential legal consequences of Xanax addiction:

  • Jail time
  • Probation
  • Legal fees and court costs

Addicts can receive jail time if they possess Xanax without a prescription, deal Xanax or steal the drug or other items. Jail time can differ depending on criminal record, specific charges and more. Most addicts will be placed on probation after jail, and this can include chemical dependency classes. This will be included on your criminal record, and a history of drug-related charges makes it extremely difficult to find a job.

Treatment Options for Xanax Addiction

Many addicts will try and fail to find sobriety on their own. Finding support from treatment programs can provide the success that at-home options will not. Inpatient treatment will help Xanax users manage withdrawal symptoms and uncover the causes of addiction. Outpatient treatment helps those who have completed an inpatient program maintain sobriety. Community support will further encourage a happy, healthy and Xanax-free life.

Xanax Addiction Recovery

If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction to Xanax, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your treatment questions and help you find the right recovery program for you. Your life is worth the call, so please call us today.

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If you are ready to beat a Xanax addiction and start a new life in recovery then we can help. We have admission counselors standing by 24 hours a day to take your email, live chat request, or phone call to get you in the addiction treatment center that best fits your unique & specific needs.