Prescription drugs are given to treat a variety of physical and psychological health conditions. Those prescribed drugs, such as Xanax, do not start using it with the intentions to abuse the drug, “It just happens.”
Their body develops a tolerance and many will adjust their dose with out medical advice to feel the drugs effects. This is always a big mistake, in higher doses, prescription drugs such as Xanax can have serious side effects some of which can be fatal, as well as resulting in a physical dependence on the drug. Others may use prescription drugs for recreational use, with the sole intention of getting ‘high’. When taking prescription drugs, such as Xanax, in high doses they can also have effects such as euphoria, that in itself can be addicting.
According to The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that 48 million Americans over the age of 12 have used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. Regular prescription drug abuse can cause damage to the body and often lead to a serious addiction.
What is Xanax?
Xanax is the trade name for benzodiazepine, a Central Nervous System (CNA) depressant. Under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA), Xanax is a Schedule IV controlled substance. Xanax is typically prescribed to treat panic attacks, nervousness, and tension.
Xanax is a helpful drug when used properly however many choose to abuse it. Regular use of the drug leads to the body developing a tolerance where they need higher doses to achieve the desired effects. In a short time they may become physically and psychologically dependent on the drug. They may experience strong cravings for Xanax as well as withdrawal symptoms such as; Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Anxiety, Irritability, Insomnia, Fatigue and more.
Central nervous system depressants such as Xanax slow down brain function. When taking Xanax in high doses regularly it can cause increased body temperature that can be extremely dangerous, irregular heartbeat, anxiety, paranoia and possibly seizures. When mixing Xanax with other drugs and/or alcohol it can cause a dangerous decrease in ones heart rate and respiration.
Stop making excuses
It is easy to make excuses for everything you are going through as a result of addiction. Its easy to say its not your fault, things are just stressing you out and driving you to abuse drugs. When it comes down to it, ignoring an addiction and not seeking help is your own fault. You are slowly killing yourself, it is not just hurting you either, it is hurting everyone around you.
It is just as if you cut your hand and it wouldn’t stop bleeding, you would seek help then right? Well think of addiction as a cut that wont stop bleeding, if you do not get help for it addiction is going to eventually kill you.
We are here to help
Why allow a drug that was once used to help you to live now destroy your life. There are Doctors and Staff at an Addiction Treatment Facility waiting for your call. They will help you take back control and mend broken relationships. You do not need to allow yourself to be a victim to addiction any longer. You have options and contacting an Addiction Treatment facility is a step in the right direction.
There you will go through a medical detox process to cleanse your body of any chemicals and toxins. Counseling will help you understand your addiction and teach you how to manage your health and life in a sober fashion. You can once again enjoy life to the fullest as a sober productive member of society with the help of a treatment program.