What Xanax Addiction Does to a Person

What Xanax addiction does to a personXanax compromises a user’s quality of life. Xanax creates physical and psychological effects that change an individual’s experience of the world. These effects can include the following:

  • Depression
  • Rage
  • Hallucinations
  • Trouble urination
  • Sleep issues

Rage and depression color the way we see things, making relationships and rational behavior difficult. Sleeplessness and hallucinations make concentration difficult and affect job or school performance.

How Xanax Addiction Affects Friends and Family

As the negative effects increase with continued Xanax use and abuse, the individual can become more distant from friends and family. A Xanax user’s focus begins to be all about the drug and attaining the next high. Good friends are often exchanged for fellow drug users, as drug chasing and the quest for a better high becomes a familiar topic of interest. The Xanax user may hide from friends and family, as these individuals may approach the individual about his or her drug use or express concern about changes that have occurred.

Financial and Legal Effects of Xanax Addiction

Money issues are often one of the side effects of addiction, as more Xanax must be purchased and taken to compensate for the body’s ever increasing tolerance. Deception becomes a form of self-protection for the addicted individual, as he or she begins to steal, lie, cheat or neglect family and loved ones for the sake of the high. Legal issues resulting from criminal activity and other acts of deception often enter into the picture. Financial resources become more limited, as medical, legal and drug costs increase. An individual may lost his or her job as a direct result of Xanax use.

Xanax Detoxification and Rehabilitation

Xanax users may find that only the addiction remains after family, friends and money have left. They must reach this realization and be willing to get help. Recovery is a choice, and rehab makes it a possibility. A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) accredited treatment center may be the best route for Xanax addiction treatment, though it is best to call ahead to be certain they specialize in this addiction. SAMHSA addiction treatment includes a variety of programs and approaches to help the individual deal with all aspects of the disease such as the following:

  • Self-care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Aftercare

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