Alprazolam is the generic name for Xanax, a powerful prescription sedative used to treat anxiety and sleep disorder. It is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States and can render patients addicted in a very short time. Patients can become addicted to alprazolam through both recreational abuse and by using the drug in a manner inconsistent with their prescribing physician’s guidelines. It’s very common for alprazolam users who are prescribed the drug for a legitimate medical condition to use larger doses of the drug at more frequent intervals than is advisable. If you or your loved one is in danger of developing alprazolam addiction, RU Encore is ready to provide expert, comprehensive treatment.
Effects of Alprazolam Addiction
A Serious and Urgent Condition
While many may regard alprazolam as a comparatively harmless drug because of its widespread use for legitimate medical conditions, abusers are vulnerable to a wide range of symptoms during both active abuse and withdrawal. Some of the more common effects of Alprazolam addiction include:
Abdominal Pain and Cramping
Fatigue and Tired Feeling
Disorientation and Confusion
Tremors and Shaking
Discouragement and Melancholy
If you or your loved one is experiencing these or any other symptoms associated with your alprazolam use, get professional help now to mitigate the prospect of any further damage.
Treating Alprazolam Addiction
The Path Forward
Alprazolam and other benzodiazepine addiction should be treated using a targeted and customized combination of detox, withdrawal management and long-term rehab. Each patient’s treatment program will vary based upon the scope and severity of their addiction, which is why treatment centers should provide customized treatment options that address each patient’s unique care needs. RU Encore uses traditional behavioral rehabilitation methods merged with our musical medicine approach which allows patients to open up, learn about why they use, and forge a path of lasting recovery.