Xanax Addiction Treatment in Florida
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Many people take Xanax to help with stress, generalized anxiety disorders, and panic disorders. While the medication relieves symptoms of these conditions, it also produces addictive feelings of relaxation and euphoria.
Even if you start taking Xanax with a prescription, you can develop an addiction. If you or a loved one is worried about your Xanax use, you owe it to yourself to get help.
Call us at (727) 888-6623 today – together, we can reclaim your life.
What Is Xanax?
Xanax is the brand name of a drug called alprazolam, which is part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain, therefore easing restlessness and anxiety, and even relaxing the muscles. Taking Xanax can also cause feelings of relaxation and euphoria.
As the most widely prescribed psychotropic medication in the United States, Xanax has an unfortunately high risk of addiction. When taken as directed, Xanax can help people calm down during panic attacks, but any kind of off-label use or use outside of your prescription can quickly lead to an addiction.
If you think you have formed a Xanax addiction, Tranquil Shores can help with diagnosis and treatment.
Signs and Symptoms of Xanax Addiction
Using Xanax exactly as instructed can lead to drug dependency, which is slightly different than addiction. Physical dependency occurs when your body requires a drug to function or work a certain way. If you stop taking Xanax, for instance, you may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as:
- Panic attacks
Xanax is also associated with “rebound symptoms,” which occur when the symptoms you’re taking Xanax to treat reappear with greater severity when you stop taking the medication.
Although withdrawal and rebound symptoms are not the same as addiction, they can be a telltale sign of a Xanax addiction.
Other signs and symptoms of Xanax addiction include:
- Craving Xanax
- Losing interest in other activities because you’d rather be using Xanax
- Spending a lot of time obtaining, using, and recovering from Xanax
- Neglecting responsibilities and relationships so you have time to use Xanax
- Spending money on Xanax, even when money is tight
- Always having a supply of Xanax on hand
- Needing more Xanax to obtain the same effects (tolerance)
- Taking more Xanax than you intend to
- Continuing to use Xanax despite negative consequences
- Engaging in risky behaviors while using Xanax (driving, unprotected sex)
- Doing dangerous or illegal things to obtain Xanax (stealing, violence)
- Trying and failing to stop using Xanax
If any of these behaviors feel familiar, you may be addicted to Xanax. You are not alone, and your disease is not your fault, but you may need treatment to get your life back on track.
Luckily, our variety of treatments and therapies means you can find the solution that works for you at Tranquil Shores.
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Tranquil Shores is a Joint Commission Accredited rehab facility with a luxurious beachside location in Florida. We have a 3 to 1 client to counselor ratio, which means you will always get the personalized care and attention you deserve.
We also develop your treatment around you, specifically, so we can help ensure you get everything you need out of our programs.
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