Many people would think that because their physician has prescribed them a medication, there is no need to worry about addiction. However, this is not necessarily true. Some of the medications that are prescribed by physicians can be just as dangerous as recreational drugs, if not taken properly. Alprazolam (Xanax) is one of these drugs. If you or a loved one is suffering with addiction to Alprazolam, contact Blue Water Detox to get the help you need and regain control of your life.
What Alprazolam is Prescribed to Treat
This medication is prescribed frequently by psychiatrists, psychologists and physicians. It is commonly prescribed to treat conditions such as, insomnia, anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax is used to treat these conditions because it possesses hypnotic, anti-convulsant, sedative and muscle relaxant characteristics. It is fast acting, providing the user with relief from the symptoms and conditions it is prescribed for immediately. This is what makes it such a popular medication among physicians. Alprazolam is also used as a recreational drug and is commonly abused.
Its Accessibility Makes it Popular Among Drug Users
The fact that Alprazolam is so accessible has caused its use to skyrocket over the past ten years. The body builds up a tolerance to Xanax rather quickly. This makes the onset of dependency or addiction nearly unnoticeable in some instances.
Whether you or a loved one is taking this drug for recreational purposes or as prescribed, if unable to get through a day without it, seek medical assistance. The Blue Water Detox facility can help eliminate the burden of addiction. The safe and peaceful environment, customized treatment plan and experienced, caring medical professionals at Blue Water will help make the detoxification and recovery process easier.
When an individual using Alprazolam is addicted to the medication and then tries to discontinue use, they may experience horrible withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be mild, moderate or even life threatening.
These symptoms include:
- Muscle spasms
- Suicidal ideation
- Grand mal seizures
Alprazolam addiction is a dangerous condition. Because of this, stopping this drug gradually and with the help of experienced medical professionals is crucial. At Blue Water Detox, the medical professionals are experienced in safely tapering their patients off Alprazolam.
The Dangers of Alprazolam
There are various dangers associated with the use of Alprazolam. This is especially true with long-term use or abuse of the drug.
Dangers associated with the long-term use include cognitive problems such as:
- Inability to concentrate
- Short-term memory loss
- Personality changes
- Increased anxiety
- Loss of emotion
Long-term Alprazolam users have reported that they felt zombified while taking the drug.
Dangers associated with the abuse of Alprazolam include:
- Intentional or unintentional overdose
- Overdose potential increases significantly, when this drug is combined with alcohol or opiates. This causes an increase in respiratory depression, which may lead to death.
- Dangers to an unborn child
- Upon birth, the baby suffers withdrawal symptoms.
- These children may suffer neuropsychological deficits and problems later in life, indefinitely.
Why People Abuse Alprazolam
This drug is usually abused for the intoxicating sedative high it gives the user. It is also used by drug abusers to ‘cushion their crash’ as they come down from the high produced by the use of stimulants.
Why Choose Blue Water Detox?
Blue Water Detox aims to provide patients with an environment where they can feel safe and comfortable, while completing the detoxification process. All Blue Water’s patients, undergoing the detoxification process, are supervised and monitored by medical professionals 24/7. This ensures that each patient receives the best care possible every moment of every day.
Contact Blue Water Detox Center Today
If you or someone you care for is currently caught up in the destructive grip of addiction, please seek help with Blue Water Detox. We are an addiction treatment provider that understands the struggle. We know the suffering of the addict and the heartache of the families involved.
Call us today at the toll free number at the top of the page. If you are fearful of voicing the problem, please simply fill out our form. Any measure of contact is a step in the right direction.