Alprazolam is a medication prescribed to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorders. People suffering from anxiety disorders and panic attacks seem to have overactive neurotransmitters, and by slowing them down, the drug tends to relieve feelings of stress and worry. Individuals enjoy the euphoric feeling that alprazolam initially produces and may begin to chase the feeling by taking more and more of the drug. Before they know it, an addiction has formed. Once addicted, individuals become consumed with getting more of the drug. Some addicts will take twenty to thirty pills a day. To break the addiction, individuals will see the most success if they seek the help from professionals to go through a detox and rehab program.
Alprazolam Detox and Rehab Programs
One of the hardest parts of drug rehab is admitting that you have an addiction. Once this is acknowledged, you must be willing to find and accept help. Statistics prove that when addicts try to detox and discontinue drug use on their own, the results will not last. A treatment center will provide a safe and structured environment to walk addicts through the long-term, multi-faceted process of breaking an addiction. The first step of treatment is detox. The dose of the drug is gradually reduced, and help is offered for all possible withdrawal symptoms. It is important to let your physician set the pace of your detox because suddenly stopping intake of the drug or reducing the dose too fast can be dangerous. After detox is complete, the focus will be switched to the emotional and psychological aspects of an addiction. Old habits and thinking patterns will be examined and tools will be offered to deal with situations and problems that led to your addiction.
During the detox process, individuals will experience mild to severe withdrawal symptoms. The severity of symptoms experienced will depend on factors such as the rate of withdrawal and the extent of time the drug has been taken. There is a higher chance of severe reactions if the patient tries to go “cold turkey” without allowing the body to adjust to a lower-dosage regimen. Some common withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Panic attacks
- Mood swings
- Heart palpitations
- Memory loss
Rare and more severe withdrawal symptoms include:
Alprazolam Addiction Help
Breaking an addiction can be very painful for not only the addict, but for everyone close to them as well.
There is hope. Thousands of people with addictions to alprazolam or other drugs have gone through treatment programs and have successfully broken their addictions. Entering into a treatment program can be scary, but don’t let fear stop you from making what could be the best decision of your life.
Call our toll free number today to speak with a counselor about finding treatment for your addiction. We are available 24 hours a day, so call now.
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