Xanax Addiction Symptoms

Second to Valium, Xanax is the most abused prescribed medication. Xanax is the most often prescribed medication for short-term use to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks and moderate to severe stress. From the benzodiazepine drug class, Xanax is effective in lowering the excitement levels in the brain and giving a person a feeling of calm. While Xanax has been prescribed since the early 1960s, the increase of Xanax abuse and need for Xanax addiction help is reflected in statistics that show that Xanax has had a steady increase in the number of emergency room drug-related visits.

Physical Signs of Xanax Addiction

As with many prescribed medications intended to treat emotional and mental health issues, finding the right dosage amount for each individual person takes experimentation and time. With the right dosage of Xanax, a person may feel more relaxed, composed and peaceful. However, if a person starts demonstrating any of the following behaviors, there is a potential for abuse or potential:

  • Drowsiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Xanax addiction symptoms

    Xanax addiction symptoms

  • Lack of coordination
  • Memory impairment
  • Confusion
  • Slowed breathing and decreased blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Depression

Behavioral Signs of Xanax Addiction

Typically, a person starts towards Xanax abuse because they have developed a tolerance to the drug’s effects. Therefore, they start taking larger doses. While the increased dosage may not have been recommended by the physician, a person who has received benefit from Xanax will ignore the warning signs in an attempt to achieve the effects that they initially experienced.

Other behavioral indicators of potential abuse and addiction are:

  • A person may become compulsive about using Xanax and feel that they are completely unable to stop.
  • As their compulsion increases, a person becomes increasingly concerned about getting more Xanax, and may try to obtain prescriptions from various doctors or even by buying it illegally.
  • Because their focus becomes so centered on acquiring Xanax, a person may exhibit changes in habit or lifestyle, which may impact their ability to take on responsibilities associated with work, school, and home.

Get Help for Xanax Addiction

Recovering from Xanax with proper medical supervision and support services is possible. If you or someone you know is addicted to Xanax, call our toll free number today at (877) 571-5720. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Xanax addiction treatment. We are here to help.

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