We will explore our comprehensive database of Long Island Xanax addiction treatment centers and find the option that is best for you.
Xanax is a brand-name form of the drug alprazolam. It is a powerful benzodiazepine (sedative) that is also extremely addictive. The drug is especially deadly when mixed with alcohol. Commonly prescribed to treat severe anxiety and sleep disorder, Xanax should only be taken under the guidance of a trained medical professional that can monitor and regulate dosage. It is dispensed in .25, .5, 1 and 2-miligram doses and is regulated schedule IV controlled substance.
Xanax is abused by people of all age groups and backgrounds, from teenagers to senior citizens, and is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. The drug works by boosting gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and slowing nerve cell activity in the brain. In addition to withdrawal, Xanax abuse causes a number of immediate risks, like impaired judgment and motor skills.
Xanax addiction causes a number of serious withdrawal symptoms, including:
The scope and duration of each person’s withdrawal period will vary based upon how long and how frequently they’ve been abusing the drug; however, it’s always best to detox from Xanax with the help of a trained professional who can help mitigate withdrawal symptoms and handle any medical emergencies. Detox is the first part of the Xanax addiction treatment process and should be immediately followed by rehab and behavior modification.
Many make the mistake of thinking that because Xanax is a used to treat medical conditions, it is somehow safer than “illicit” drugs like heroin or cocaine. The reality is, however, that abuse and death due to Xanax has exploded in recent years. It’s common for users to mix Xanax and other benzodiazepines with alcohol, creating even more of an imminent threat of overdose. Users who take a combination of Xanax and alcohol often slip into a coma and simply never wake up again. If you or your loved one have started abusing Xanax, get help now before it’s too late.
No matter how long or how much you’ve been abusing Xanax, or any other drug, help is always available. Xanax addiction treatment facilities routinely work with insurance companies to make care more affordable for those that need it. Long Island Addiction Resources can walk you through the insurance verification and outline your options for paying for treatment. Don’t let money get in the way of your health and your future. We’re standing by to help you.
Improper Use of their Prescription – It’s unfortunately common for patients taking Xanax for a legitimate medical condition to use the drug in a manner inconsistent with their doctor’s orders. They start taking more of their prescription to experience the same initial effects and wind up developing tolerance and dependency.
Improper Use of Somebody Else’s Prescription – It can be as simple as taking a pill from a friend’s prescription for stealing from a loved one’s medicine cabinet; improper use of prescription drugs commonly leads to abuse and addiction. It’s especially common for teenagers to take them recreationally without knowing the gravity of their symptoms.
Pre-Existing Substance Abuse Problem – Many who wind up addicted to Xanax are battling another substance abuse problem like marijuana or alcohol. It’s not uncommon for these individuals to graduate to pills from marijuana and wind up battling a full-blown addiction problem.
Today is the day you can start fighting back against Xanax addiction. Call Long Island Addiction Resources today at 855-213-4447 to take the first crucial step toward recovery. Our experienced and representatives are ready to pair you or your loved one with a quality Xanax addiction treatment program on Long Island.
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|“Before I knew it, Xanax had completely taken over my life. I was in danger of losing my job and my kids because I just couldn’t put these pills down. It was a nightmare that ended with a phone call to Long Island Addiction Resources.”||“You think you can handle it. After all it’s just a few pills, right? Before you know it, you’re entire life is turned upside down. Thankfully I was able to get the help I needed after calling Long Island Addiction Resources.”||“I never through I would ever fall victim to Xanax addiction. It took three tries at treatment and a call to Long Island Addiction Resources to help me pull myself back from the brink of total hopelessness. I’m so thankful for their help.”|