What is Xanax?
Xanax®, which is also known as Alprazolam, is a short acting benzodiazepine that is normally prescribed to treat:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Panic Disorders
Xanax works by slowing down or stopping certain nerve signals in the brain. The effect of this drug is to decrease excitement in the brain.
How addictive is Xanax?
Xanax is a highly addictive substance and may be habit forming. Within a few weeks of consistently taking Xanax, the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and a tolerance develops. As an addiction to Xanax develops, the body requires more and more Xanax to relieve the symptoms the drug was prescribed to treat.
Xanax Withdrawal symptoms
Xanax Addiction Signs
- Overwhelming desire to take xanax at a specific time or several times a day
- Attempting to stop using xanax and failing
- Needing higher and more frequent doses of xanax to receive the same effect
- Symptoms of withdrawal from xanax if a dose is missed or reduced
Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing withdrawal from xanax. Patients may detox off of Xanax in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans consisting of a gradual taper off the medication until the medication is no longer needed. Outpatient Detox professionals will also use other non-addictive medications to help with the taper and to keep the patient safe, calm, and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period.