Many false beliefs have developed regarding addiction; stereotypes and stigmas have resulted, which complicate addiction awareness, prevention and treatment. For years people viewed addiction so negatively that they thought it only afflicted “bad” people, but this is because they underestimated the power of addiction. False views of addiction also cause addicts to avoid help because they fear shame, embarrassment and guilt. However, when people understand that addiction is an illness that affects anyone who abuses addictive drugs, they may realize that addiction is a physical matter that can be treated through professional help.
Profiles of Alprazolam Addicts
The generic form of Xanax, alprazolam is a benzodiazepine that is primarily used to treat anxiety, panic attacks and major stress. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, benzodiazepines are the most abused recreational pharmaceuticals, and alprazolam addiction is a dangerous problem that is growing rapidly.
While most people do not intend to become addicted to drugs, addiction frequently happens as people abuse prescription alprazolam or for recreation. While addiction is strongly associated with “bad” people, “good” people develop addictions all the time: many teenagers and young adults abuse drugs, but many alprazolam addicts do not fit this demographic. People from all walks of life become addicted to alprazolam, even after being prescribed the drug for legitimate issues. The primary reason for alprazolam misuse may be how readily available the drug is: with so many prescriptions to the drug, anyone can get their hands on it if they know where to look. In turn, people can borrow or purchase the drug from someone else and they can take larger and more frequent doses than needed, thus building an addiction.
Alprazolam is addictive, so users will eventually become tolerant to the drug’s effects, which means they will require larger doses to achieve desired results. For people with prescription alprazolam, they may want to misuse the drug to control their break-out symptoms, but this can easily lead to an addiction. Unfortunately, tolerance and addiction can occur to anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, occupation, social class or geographic location. Even recreational drug users have no boundaries in terms of demographics, so addiction is not a problem limited to “bad” people, but rather anyone.
Help for Struggling Alprazolam Addicts
If you or someone you care about struggles with alprazolam abuse or addiction, know that we can help. Whether you are have questions or want to learn about addiction from a professional, call our 24 hour, toll-free helpline now. Our admissions coordinators can provide confidential advice to help you through your struggles. If you’re ready, they can even connect you with the treatment services that are right for your individual needs. Call us now and begin your recovery as soon as possible.