Xanax Addiction

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Xanax, a benzodiazepine often used for anxiety and panic disorders, is currently the most prescribed psychiatric drug in the US. Unfortunately, long-term use can be an issue and over time Xanax dependence is developed. Xanax addicts cannot control their consumption of the drug and find that they cannot function in their daily lives without it. Addicts compulsively take the drug, regardless of possible negative consequences, impaired mental function resulting in poor motor skills, slurred speech, and damaged nerve cell activity. Transcend Recovery Community works directly with individuals seeking Xanax dependence treatment.

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What Is Xanax Addiction?

When using  Xanax for extended periods, the body develops a tolerance at a remarkable rate. Tolerance is one of the common signs and occurs when the medication's prescribed dose stops being effective, meaning more pills are required to achieve the desired effect. Substance abuse on Xanax develops when people require the medication beyond its intended use. People abuse Xanax more than prescribed, with the motivation being to feel high as opposed to treating the targeted medical diagnosis.

When a person becomes addicted to Xanax, substance-seeking behavior slowly begins to consume time and money. Other responsibilities and essential areas of life, such as relationships, work, or school, are neglected and the addict’s primary focus is to obtain and use the medication.

Does Transcend Provide Xanax Addiction Treatment?

Transcend believes in holistically supporting our clients so that they can be motivated and equipped to walk the road of recovery. In partnership with our sister program, The Heights Treatment, Transcend currently offers treatment for people who abuse Xanax and assist those in need of support and guidance. Our program focuses on the development of life skills, self-care, community, and spirituality, which are all essential building blocks in any comprehensive rehabilitation offering.

During our program, clients will also have access to a certified addiction therapist who has been trained under the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and or Betrayal Trauma training. Dr. Patrick Carnes, who created IITAP is one of the worlds leading experts in addiction recovery. He developed the 30-Task Model we frequently use while treating our clients, especially when identifying common signs or behavioral signs with Xanax dependence, such as the emergence of panic disorders.

Unfortunately, Xanax dependence also adversely affects the loved ones of substance abuse suffers. These people often experience trauma and feelings of betrayal while watching a loved one sink progressively deeper into their addiction to Xanax, and may even incur mental health issues of their own due to these personal circumstances. Transcend recognizes that these people also deserve healing from their mental health issues; in addition to working with addicts, we also provide support and assistance to the addict’s loved ones.

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How Does Xanax Addiction Begin?

Xanax use typically begins to treat a medical condition, such as common signs of a psychiatric disorder, such as anxiety, panic disorder, or insomnia. It is usually prescribed to be a short-term solution for the central nervous system; issues of abuse on prescribed Xanax tend to arise with prolonged use of the medication. A person may also use Xanax recreationally without being fully aware of the risk of abuse.

Those who live in active addiction often experience self-esteem issues and possible health problems. Though addicts may feel hopeless and helpless, recovery from sex addiction is more possible than ever with extensive treatment.


What Are the Short and Long Term Effects of Xanax Addiction?

While prescribed Xanax is used by most patients to treat anxiety and other central nervous system issues, the substance is being abused in many ways and may bring in short and long-term effects characterized by various behavioral signs.

Short-term effects may include slurred speech, appetite changes, fainting, swelling, breathing pattern changes, and urinary retention. Meanwhile, long-term effects may include damaged nerve cell activity, liver damage, depression, cognitive impairment (especially when withdrawal effects kick in), and libido changes.

These psychiatric symptoms and behavioral signs alongside withdrawal effects must be addressed immediately to avoid further damage.

What Are Xanax Abuse Signs?

As is the case with any addiction, chronic abuse of Xanax manifests in various ways. The symptoms that each addict presents tend to vary. However, some of the most common signs of Xanax dependence include:

• Obsessive thinking about how to get more of the substance

• The progressive loss of interest in what used to be enjoyable activities

• Using Xanax despite having awareness of the personal and professional difficulties it is causing

• Slurred speech

Are There Xanax Addiction Treatments Near Me?

Transcend currently offers treatment for Xanax abuse through our sister program, The Heights, located in Los Angeles and Houston. We provide an individualized treatment plan that involves understanding the client’s state of addiction and your specific needs. We identify key areas that need focus so that our healthcare partners can recommend proper programs that can help treat anxiety and other underlying co-occurring disorder.

Allow us to be a pillar of strength for you as you reclaim your life from addiction. If you or a loved one are suffering from Xanax abuse, please call us to learn more about our treatment programs.

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Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 or use our contact us form and see how our Xanax addiction rehabilitation programs can change your life.

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