Alprazolam is a prescription drug used primarily in the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic attacks. It is occasionally used in conjunction with anti-depressant and falls into the class of drugs called benzodiazepines.
Alprazolam has an almost immediate effect, making it ideal for “as-needed” use, but is ineffective for long-term treatment. Long-term or high dosage use almost assures addiction, as users will develop a tolerance and require greater amounts of Alprazolam to feel the effects of the drug. Long-term use also causes users to over-rely on Alprazolam, lose self-confidence, and begin to engage in drug-seeking behavior (such as visiting multiple doctors, “losing” prescriptions, forging prescription, etc.).
Side Effects of Alprazolam Use
In addition to physical and mental addiction, side effects of Alprazolam use include the following symptoms:
- Memory impairment and amnesia
- Irritability, aggression, or hostility
- Depression and suicidal ideas
- Fatal overdose if mixed with alcohol
While Alprazolam is an effective treatment for anxiety and stress, it is meant to be taken intermittently and as directed by a doctor. Those choosing to use the drug legally should consider their history of addiction and their medical need before beginning Alprazolam use.
Holistic Rehab for Alprazolam Addiction
Recovering from Alprazolam addiction requires counseling, therapy, medical attention, and a plan for continued care, all of which can be provided by holistic rehab. Holistic rehab focuses on the mind, body, and spirit. It treats the entire person, not just the addiction, by addressing both the chemical need for the drug and the underlying issues that may have led to drug abuse.
Former Alprazolam users must learn to contend with the anxiety or stress that caused them to start using the drug. In addition to the same services found with traditional treatment, holistic rehab can help those with stress or panic disorders by providing these options:
- A healthy, balanced diet
- Herbal therapy
- Massage therapy
- Exercise regimen
- Spiritual teachings or a focus on eastern philosophies
Holistic rehab facilities can either focus on traditional rehab while adding holistic elements such as eastern philosophy or yoga or can be rehab programs with a central focus on healing arts and use the provisions listed above to a greater and more prominent degree. Alprazolam addiction often carries with it insecurity about one’s ability to handle stress and daily life without the aid of drugs, and elements of holistic rehab can rebuild confidence and give patients a means to handle these daily problems without the use of medication.
Holistic rehab helps to ensure long-term success in remaining drug-free. It has a more successful track record of bringing users back to health than traditional treatment alone and provides former users with methods to handle future cravings and prevent possible relapse.
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