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Xanax Addiction Treatment for Women
Alprazolam, also known as Xanax, is a short-acting benzodiazepine frequently used for its sedative effects. Doctors usually prescribe it to help treat medical conditions such as anxiety and panic disorder, or social anxiety disorders.
What happens with Xanax abuse is that when patients take it repeatedly or without prescription, they can get hooked on its sedating effects. Pain relief can quickly turn into abuse.
Xanax induces a calm, sleepy feeling and will give the user a sense of euphoria or a high. People will get addicted to the high Xanax produces, and once tolerance is built, they will continue to take more Xanax than prescribed, which of course turns into Xanax abuse. There are several tell-tale signs of addiction to watch out for if you suspect a loved one is addicted to Xanax:
- Running out or ‘losing’ their prescription frequently
- Acting sleepy or sluggish at strange times
- Acting secretive
- Mood swings
- Doctor shopping
The body absorbs the substance quickly and sends it to the brain’s tissue, leading to reinforcement and therefore inducing severe addiction. That is the reason why Xanax abuse is quite common and holds the title for one of the most addictive benzodiazepine anxiolytics in the United States.
Xanax Abuse Treatment
During the detoxification phase, patients may face severe withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Mild dysphoria
- Abdominal cramps
- Muscle cramps
As part of the detox process at Casa Capri Recovery, our team of medical Doctors may administer small doses of Xanax to suppress withdrawal symptoms and prevent additional seizures to help ween the patient off the drug.
Casa Capri Recovery
Our program offers the highest quality care for women struggling with addiction and co-occurring conditions in Southern California.