Xanax is a benzodiazepine applied to cure lack of sleep and agitation. This drug is highly addictive and should not be used unless prescribed by a doctor. Xanax is a potent benzodiazepine which is usually recommended to cure GAD or generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and lack of sleep. When used as a long-term medication it has the potential to become highly addictive. Xanax is the main recommended psychiatric solution in the United States. In comparison with Valium, Xanax is 20 times stronger. 70% of the teenagers who are addicted to Xanax commonly obtain the drug from the medicine cabinet of the family.
Once the user needs bigger doses to feel the same effects that he or she felt at the beginning, the addiction to Xanax has developed. 30 pills of Xanax can be taken by an addict each day.
Tiredness, shaking and lack of coordination are the symptoms an addict of Xanax will experiment if he or she quits the medication abruptly. If a person experiences withdrawal when they stop taking the drug, it means that they have become physically dependent on it. The advancement of resistance and withdrawal indicate addiction.
Getting the drug will be the most important thing for the addict, and commitments will be ignored.
Other behavioural indications of Xanax addiction include:
Despite the negative effects the person doesn't stop using it
Wanting to give up the drug but not being able to
Loss of enthusiasm for exercises once delighted in
Obsessing about getting Xanax and using it
Losing control regarding the number of Xanax to be taken
Legal problems which are resultant because of continued use of Xanax
Despite being under the effects of Xanax, the user does certain activities that he or she shouldn't do, like driving
To have healthy quitting of Xanax it is imperative counting on professional help from a doctor when the addiction has grown in the user. How severe the withdrawal symptoms will be varies from user to user but the symptoms are similar to those of people giving up alcohol or barbiturates. Xanax withdrawal can lead to death in case of convulsions.
The quitting can begin by decreasing the amount of Xanax consumed each day to later pass to a substance alike Xanax for a certain time. The acuteness of the withdrawal symptoms may be lowered by the gradual reduction of the dosage.
Xanax is the brand name for alprazolam, a medicine narcotic in the benzodiazepines family. Benzodiazepines were initially created as a replacement for barbiturates.
Both the central nervous system and the brain are affected by the use of Xanax. It can boost a chemical within the brain which is known as gamma-aminobutyric acid [GABA] which can slow down the nerve cell activity within the brain. The outcome is a calm and relaxed feeling.
Lack of coordination and irregular talking are typical effects of Xanax because it slows down the CNS.
Xanax is dispensed in 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2 mg strengths. The pills vary in shapes and colours according to the doses. The 2 mg pills are in the shape of a rectangle and white in colour. The other doses are oval in shape and coloured white for the .25 mg, orange for the .5mg, and blue for the 1 mg. Xanax is a regulated schedule IV controlled substance.
The peak effects of Xanax are usually fast within one or two hours after ingesting the pill. Xanax remains in an individual's body for twelve to fifteen hours since it is a moderate duration medication.
Duration Of Benzos In The Body
Halcion Xanax Librium
Length of action
Short-acting Intermediate long acting
Duration in hours
2-4 hours 12-15 hours 10-30 hours
Slang names for Xanax are:
Xannies or zannies
Common Xanax Drug Mixes
Xanax is usually taken together with liquor or other drugs, specifically opiates, to experience a stronger intoxication. Heroin clients consistently expend Xanax, as do methadone users. Additionally, an estimated 40% of people addicted to alcohol habitually misuse Xanax. Liquor is especially perilous when blended with Xanax since they are both depressants, which can prompt to an overdose and respiratory disappointment.
Effects Of Abusing Xanax
Using higher than the recommended dose or taking Xanax with no doctor's prescription is regarded as misuse of the medication. Yet, individuals who obey a recommendation could still be dependent to Xanax.
Xanax could be misused in various means, involving:
Taking more of the pills than is prescribed
Snorting the drug
Using blotter paper to take the drug
Using Xanax with other drugs or alcohol
Xanax is regularly abused as a result of the feeling of quiet and unwinding it causes in the user. A few people abuse Xanax by taking it in higher measurements and consolidating it with different medications or liquor so as to accomplish the sought high.
An excessive dose of Xanax could be deadly, particularly when the medication is used with another medication or liquor. Chewing the drug or crushing it can also lead to a lethal overdose. Signs of excessive dose of Xanax involve:
Slowed heart rate
Difficulty with breathing
The amount of the drug that was taken and whether it was mixed with alcohol or other drugs will determine how an overdose on Xanax will be treated. Healthcare providers may decide to pump the stomach of the user to remove any Xanax, which has not been absorbed in the event of an overdose. Pharmaceuticals, for example, flumazenil, may likewise be controlled as an antitoxin. Fluids may be provided by a doctor through an IV. At the moment of getting into the emergency room, it is necessary to be clear about what was consumed, so the medics can do the right things to save the life of the patient with the overdose.
Statistics Of Xanax Misuse
It may not be easy but it is possible to overcome Xanax addiction. Your chances of recovering from Xanax addiction are much higher if you go for a treatment program that offers medically supervised detox. Please call us now on 0800 772 3971 for help in finding a Xanax addiction treatment program.