Addicted To Xanax
Xanax is a drug that is normally prescribed to people suffering from sleeplessness or anxiety disorders and it falls in the group of drugs called benzodiazepines. This drug is highly addictive and should not be used unless prescribed by a doctor. Xanax is a highly potent benzodiazepine which is quite often prescribed to treat general anxiety disorder [GAD], panic disorder and insomnia. Is quite addicting once taken for a prolonged period of time. In the UK, the medicine most prescribed by a psychiatrist is Xanax. In comparison with Valium, Xanax is 20 times stronger. Medicine cabinets at home are the leading source of Xanax for teenagers who are addicted to the drug.
The tolerance to Xanax can develop fast and push the user into taking more of the drug to achieve the desired results. Somebody with a Xanax addiction may take up to 20 to 30 pills for each day.
On the off chance that the client chooses to quit taking Xanax, they may encounter withdrawal impacts, for example, tremors, weariness and disabled coordination. The onset of withdrawal side effects is an indication that a physical reliance has created. The advancement of resistance and withdrawal indicate addiction.
Once a Xanax addiction has grabbed hold, every day duties, for example, school, work or family, are overlooked as vitality is diverted towards tranquilize looking for conduct.
Other physiological symptoms of dependency to Xanax involve
- Proceeded with utilization of Xanax despite the fact that it is adding to individual challenges
- The inability to stop using Xanax despite the desire to do so
- Not finding joy in things that once interested you
- Always thinking about using the drug and how you're going to get it
- Loss of control over the measure of Xanax being used
- Thanks to the consumption of Xanax, the user start having legal issues
- Engaging in behaviours that may be harmful while under the influence of the drug
Once an abuser wants to discontinue using Xanax after an addiction to the medication has begun, it is not suggested to quit all of a sudden or in the absence of professional management. 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. The process of quitting the addiction can be lethal if seizures occur.
The withdrawal process requires a gradual reduction of the dosage of Xanax and the eventual switch of the user to a form of the drug which is long-acting over a period of time. The slow lessening of this medication aids in decreasing abstinence signs.
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Getting To Know Xanax
Xanax belongs to the group of benzodiazepines and is sedative that must be taken under a medical order and its original name is alprazolam. This family of drugs was supposed to be an alternative to barbiturates.
Xanax can affect the brain along with the central nervous system [CNS]. It helps a mind synthetic called gamma-aminobutyric corrosive (GABA), which backs off the nerve cell movement in the cerebrum. This is why using Xanax causes the user to feel relaxed.
A person's speech may become slurred and they may become disoriented or lose coordination due to the depressing effect of the Xanax on the CNS.
Xanax is given at the doses of .25 mg, .5mg, and 2 mg. The pills vary in shapes and colours according to the doses. The white, rectangular ones are the 2mg ones. 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 controlled substance and is regulated under schedule IV.
The peak effects of Xanax are usually fast within one or two hours after ingesting the pill. It stays in the body for 12 or 15 hours, which make it in an intermediate drug according to its lasting.
How Long The Body Maintains Benzos
- Halcion Xanax Librium
- Length of action
- Short-acting intermediate long-acting
- 2-4 hours 12-15 hours 10-30 hours
Common street names for Xanax include
- Xannies or zannies
- Blue footballs
Common Xanax Drug Mixes
Xanax is usually taken together with liquor or other drugs, specifically opiates, to experience a stronger intoxication. Users of heroin or methadone habitually take Xanax. 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.
Xanax Impacts And Misuse
Taking more than the endorsed dose or utilizing Xanax without a remedy is considered abuse of the medication. Notwithstanding, the individuals who take after a remedy can even now get to be dependent on Xanax.
Ways to overuse Xanax
- Taking multiple pills
- Inhaling it
- Consuming it with dry paper
- Mixing Xanax with other substances
Xanax is usually misused due to the feeling of tranquillity and serenity it effects in the individual who uses it. The abuse of Xanax can also be noticed among people who could be ingesting a larger dosage and combining it with other substances or alcohol in order to achieve the desired results.
If it's used along with alcohol or other drugs, the overdose of Xanax can be lethal. Chewing the drug or crushing it can also lead to a lethal overdose. Signs of excessive dose of Xanax involve
- Slowed heart rate
- Severe sleepiness
- Having trouble breathing
- Fainting/ loss of balance
- Muscle debility
The combination and amount of drugs that were taken will tell the treatment for a Xanax overdose. Stomach pumping may be necessary in case of an overdose so as to get rid of as much unabsorbed Xanax as possible. To fight against the effect of a Xanax overdose, flumazenil can be administered. An IV may also be inserted by medical professionals to provide the body with the necessary fluids. It is imperative for a person experiencing an excessive dose to be truthful with the emergency medical professional regarding precisely the drugs that were used and the amount.
Statistics Of Xanax Misuse
Beating an addiction to Xanax isn't simple, however individuals do it ordinary. 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.