Xanax Relapse

Xanax relapseXanax (alprazolam) 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 can lower anxiety for very short periods of time. The problem is, as soon as the Xanax begins to wear off, the user may be 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.

Despite this addictive effect, Xanax has been a popularly prescribed anxiety treatment since the 1960s. Right now, Xanax is one of the top five prescription drugs in the U.S. Unfortunately, Xanax is also one of the top drugs related to overdose deaths and addiction in North America.

Many people who have overcome Xanax addiction may experience relapse. There are many things that might lead to Xanax relapse, including:

  • Life stress
  • Traumatic events
  • Depression, anxiety, or mood disorder
  • Exposure to Xanax or to friends or family who have Xanax problems
  • Lack of happiness in life, missed goals, anger or loneliness
  • Economic stressors such as lack of employment
  • Lack of a support system
  • Inadequate follow-up with therapy or groups
  • Lack of meditation, relaxation, or hobbies
  • Untreated medical or nutritional issues that require help from a physician

How to Recover from Xanax Relapse

As you can tell from the list above, there are many reasons why relapse happens. The truth is, once a person has experienced a strong addiction, relapse does happen on occasion. If you have relapsed, don’t worry; it doesn’t mean that you are a failure or that there is no hope, there is Xanax treatment.

On the contrary, Xanax relapse may be an indication that it is time to re-evaluate life and re-establish goals. Perhaps it is time to build a new support network. Or perhaps it might be a good idea to return to treatment for a “refresher,” a time to get away from regular life and return to your original goals.

Take a deep breath. Listen to your own heart and mind, and ask yourself these questions:

  • How do things stand right now? Can I be honest with myself about how serious this problem is?
  • Who or what gives me strength? Can I call on my loved ones or meditate on my spiritual beliefs?
  • Should I consider talking with a trained professional about this situation?
  • I only have one life. Am I taking care of the life I have? Am I enjoying life right now? What can I reasonably change to make my life better right now?

Xanax Relapse Help

If you or a loved one is experiencing Xanax relapse, please call our toll-free 24 hour helpline. Our trained counselors can assist you through this challenging time. We can help you learn more about addiction, assist with interventions, or help you get the assistance you need. Call today.

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