The prescription drug Xanax is a benzodiazepine which is a class of drugs that depress the central nervous system and decrease excitement and stimulation in the brain's neurons. Another way this can be described is by sedating the brain so users feel calm and relaxed. Typically Xanax is used for patients that have extreme anxiety or panic attacks and can also be used to treat forms of depression. Although millions of people use Xanax as prescribed with no problems, there are many that choose to use Xanax recreationally and in excess. Many of these people report they have established a Xanax addiction through heavy use. Many people also wonder how a xanax addiction is treated or if it can be treated at all. The answer is yes.
After 2-3 weeks of using Xanax the calmness and relaxing effect it has lessens. Like some other drugs such as opiates, the body builds a tolerance for the drug and the effects of the same dosage may diminish overtime with continuous use. When people do not feel the desired effects as readily as they once did, they increase the dosage to achieve these feelings.
Xanax abuse in large doses can be extremely dangerous and a heavy user may begin to notice early warning signs such as nodding out, hallucinations, and lack of judgment because the depressant is actually slowing down the body's reactions. Side effects of withdrawal can also become present when Xanax is abruptly stopped, which is why it is recommended that Xanax users not abruptly discontinue use, but instead should wean down their dosages over several days or weeks. It is always a good idea to consult a physician when changing medications and/or changing dosages so you can learn the safe and proper way to detox so the body can properly restore itself.
Think of your own habits, maybe you're a coffee drinker; and you have a cup every morning. By now the process of fixing that first cup may be automated and you can make it half awake because it has become a habitual routine for you. That is why many users claim that their drug use happens without them even thinking about it. Now back to you, think about what happens if one day you don't have your morning coffee, you most likely will think about it throughout the day, and you may go to great lengths to have a cup. You can deny it or not, but that coffee will be on your mind all day! This is exactly the same for drug use in your teen; it may have become a habit that they think about repeatedly.
St Jude Retreats has had many guests in the past who have successfully completed the program and have safely overcome problem Xanax usage without substitute medications. Many drug rehab centers prescribe a myriad of medications stating that it will help people with their drug addiction. This process is harmful and may often leave people with a new drug problem; and because these people have not learned how to truly overcome a drug problem, they often will return to Xanax. These methods never solve the problem and those struggling with drug problems should educate themselves and ask questions before attending a detox or rehab program.
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