Xanax addiction has become a common problem in America. Xanax is normally used to treat chronic anxiety and panic disorders. As people continue to use Xanax, they find themselves dependent after extended use. Xanax should not be taken long-term to treat anxiety or panic disorders because addiction may occur.
Xanax, also known as alprazolam, is a benzodiazepine and is usually prescribed by psychiatrists or sometimes general practitioners. Many people find themselves “doctor shopping” (going from one doctor to another in order to fill a prescription) in order to feed their habit. Xanax addiction is very common and is one of the more abused prescription medications on the market.
Xanax should not be mixed with other drugs or alcohol as it can prove to be deadly. You can overdose from Xanax if not taken as prescribed, with other medications, or with illegal drugs and/or alcohol.
Stopping Xanax use cold turkey can result in excessive sweating, panic attacks, anxiety, diarrhea, vomiting, and seizures. You can die from the withdrawal symptoms of Xanax and should seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing either an overdose or a withdrawal.
The Watershed Treatment Program can offer a full medical detoxification of Xanax as well as other prescription pain killers that are stopping you from truly living. Panic attacks and anxiety disorders can be alleviated through proven methods of therapy and addiction recovery tactics. You, or your loved one, do not have to be a slave to Xanax as a means to cure anxiety any longer, there is another way.
For more information on how you can recover from Xanax addiction and panic attacks, call The Watershed today at 1-800-861-1768. We can help you heal.