Xanax Medically Supervised Detox

Xanax medically supervised detox servicesXanax, also known as Alprazolam (and often misspelled as “Xanex,” or “Zanax”) is a commonly prescribed depressant drug that is classified as a benzodiazepine. It is often prescribed to treat nervousness, anxiety, panic attacks and tension.

Xanax is unique because it is often a prescribed drug, unlike street drugs like heroin or cocaine. Some people genuinely need Xanax in the beginning—these people usually suffer from extreme panic attacks and panic disorder that are so severe they impact normal living. Panic and anxiety disorders like this take some time to heal, so drugs like Xanax are prescribed to help the person make it through until therapy can help. Once the person is feeling less anxious, he or she may be left with a Xanax addiction.

In other instances, Xanax is often abused when a person uses drugs or alcohol. Whenever a person takes Xanax recreationally, that person is gambling with his or her life. Xanax may cause irreversible reactions when combined with other substances, or cause overdose by increasing the effects of the Xanax or the other drug combined.

Xanax is fast-acting and can lower anxiety for short periods of time. The problem is, as soon as the Xanax begins to wear off, the user is often flooded with a rush of anxiety that is often worse than the original anxiety. For this reason, Xanax use can become a vicious cycle of abuse and addiction.

Common Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms and Effects

Xanax causes dependency, which means that it requires higher and higher doses in order for the user to achieve the same effect. On top of that, many people experience a withdrawal effect when stopping Xanax, often causing the user to feel panicked, stressed, shaky, ill, irritable or worse. The irony is that while Xanax is often prescribed for anxiety disorders, it can often cause severe anxiety once the user becomes addicted.

Some other withdrawal symptoms of Xanax include the following:

  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Chills and sweats
  • Fatigue, restlessness or sleeplessness
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Tremors, muscle weakness and shakiness
  • Paresthesia  (numbness of skin)
  • Myalgias or muscle pain, which is sometimes severe
  • Heart irregularities, stroke

As you can see, the risks of withdrawal range from mild to very serious. That is why most people choose to safely detoxify, or wean themselves off of Xanax under the supervision of medical professionals.

The Benefits of Xanax Medically Supervised Detox

There is a large number of benefits to choosing a medically supervised detox for Xanax and other substances, including the following:

  • Increased safety for you and your health
  • Increased chances of overall success
  • Follow-up treatment for complete wellness
  • Less pain and discomfort during your treatment
  • Ability to detox from more than one substance at once with less difficulty or discomfort

Help Finding Xanax Medically Supervised Detox Services

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