Alprazolam, also known as Xanax, is commonly used to treat anxiety, depression, panic disorders and agoraphobia. Alprazolam is also used to treat mild to severe pain. This medication is highly addictive, even for users who use it correctly.
Alprazolam has addictive qualities that can impact any user. Even users who were prescribed the medication can find themselves struggling with an alprazolam addiction. The following are some reasons why an individual may become dependent on alprazolam after surgery:
- Patients may be prescribed the drug for a long period of time following surgery.
- Alprazolam is highly addictive and habit forming.
- Even if taken as prescribed, alprazolam can cause users to experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug. Because withdrawal pains can be so severe, many users continue to use the drug to avoid the pain.
Alprazolam addiction can occur after only two weeks of use. If you think you are at risk for addiction, consult a physician to monitor your alprazolam use or request a lower dose.
Dangers of Alprazolam Dependence
Alprazolam is known to cause mild to severe side effects. Most of these side effects are not long term; however, they can cause serious health consequences. The following are some of the most common side effects of alprazolam:
- Trouble breathing
It is important to note that not all users will experience the same severity and duration of side effects. Side effects vary between users according to the following factors:
- If the user combined other miscellaneous drugs
- When the drug was taken
- How the drug was administered
While side effects are not life threatening, they can result in accidents and injuries to the user or others.
Alprazolam Addiction Treatment
If you or someone you know is addicted to alprazolam, please call our toll-free helpline today. We are here to help you 24 hours a day. We can answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment available. Your life is worth the call, so call us today.