Reasons Not to Take Xanax Recovery for Granted

Xanax is in a group of drugs called psychotropic medications, which means drugs that affect the emotional state. A psychotropic can be an antidepressant, sedative, stimulant or tranquillizer. Alprazolam, the generic name for Xanax, is a very strong benzodiazepine that is prescribed for moderate to severe anxiety disorders and panic attacks, and for moderate depression.

Because the drug wears off quickly, people are at risk of taking additional doses to enhance the therapeutic values. Classified as a schedule IV controlled substance, Xanax is a highly addictive medication.

Recovering Xanax Users Are Susceptible to Relapse

There are several factors that make Xanax users susceptible to relapse including the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feelings of unreality/detachment from self
  • Abnormal sensitivity to sensory stimuli
  • Obsessive negative thoughts
  • Impairment of cognitive functioning
  • Suicidal thoughts

Research sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has found that Xanax is one of the top give painkillers in the United States, is used predominantly by people between the ages of 18 and 25 and is more often by females than males.

How to Avoid Xanax Relapse

Where there are symptoms, there is a core problem. In the case of people who use Xanax, anxiety and panic are symptoms of a set of underlying issues that are causing these emotions. The best course of action to avoid Xanax relapse is to delve into these issues, identify them, resolve them, or find healthier ways to deal with the issues. By seeing a therapist or counselor after you leave a drug addiction treatment facility, you can benefit in the following ways:

  • Learn more about how a mental health issue and addiction are considered a co-occurring condition that has unique recovery factors
  • Explore underlying issues and come up with viable methods for handling them
  • Get support to deal with relapse and understand your triggers and cravings
  • Learn about group-therapy resources that support recovering addicts. It is very helpful for a person recently out of rehab to hear from people who have been in recovery for many years; it provides encouragement, hope, as well as practical ideas on how to maintain recovery

Whether you seek individual counseling or a group counseling environment, it is important for you to learn to avoid situations that can increase your stress level, including the following problems:

  • Daily life stressors such as financial issues, unhealthy relationships, or exposure to Xanax users
  • Issues that can bring about depression or anxiety
  • Lack of a support system
  • Lack of meditation, relaxation, or hobbies

Xanax Recovery Help

Relapse is a step backwards, but it does not have to be the beginning of your self-destruction through drug abuse. You can recover from a relapse and we can help, so please call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about relapse treatment. We are here to help.

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