Doctors prescribe benzodiazepines to treat anxiety and panic disorders. On the street, the drug goes by names like nerve pills, benzos, and downers. Xanax is the brand name for generic alprazolam. It works quickly to lower the level of activity in the brain. Large doses can lead to euphoria, making it a target for abuse.
Introduced in 1981, Xanax was first thought to be safe, but its potential for abuse soon became clear. Even patients who take it as prescribed may have withdrawal symptoms if they stop suddenly, so doctors should recommend a gradually reduced dose over time.
Doctors prescribe benzodiazepines to treat anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia, muscle spasms, and seizure disorders. Xanax is the brand name for generic alprazolam. It works quickly to lower the level of activity in the brain. Large doses can lead to euphoria, making it a target for abuse.
Introduced in 1981, Xanax was first thought to be safe, but its potential for abuse soon became clear. Because patients who take it as prescribed can have withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly stop, doctors recommend gradually reducing the dose over several days or weeks. Even prescription use can lead to addiction.
Although symptoms show up a few hours after the last dose, Xanax withdrawal timelines are different for everyone. Factors that determine severity include amount taken, length of use, method of use, combined use with other drugs, and user's health.
Xanax leaves the bloodstream faster than most other benzodiazepines. General withdrawal symptoms show up hours after the last dose and peak in a few days. Detox and rehab are safest when they're done under medical supervision.
Common symptoms of withdrawal include:
Because symptoms like delirium and seizures may be life-threatening, detox with medical supervision is recommended for acute withdrawal. A new option, holistic rehab, and detox, integrates traditional medical care with alternative practices like yoga and meditation.
Holistic detox is the first step of the journey to Xanax rehab. At Enlightened Solutions, we offer medical supervision and counseling, but we also know the key to sobriety comes from healing the mind, body, and spirit.
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