Alprazolam, also called Xanax, is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Whether taken recreationally or with a prescription, it’s easy for alprazolam to become habit-forming. Once you’ve developed tolerance, the feeling that alprazolam is no longer working, you may also experience withdrawal symptoms if you try to stop using alprazolam.
Alprazolam Withdrawal Symptoms
Alprazolam withdrawal symptoms may include the following:
- Mental impairment
- Abdominal cramps
- Convulsions, shaking or tremors
- Prickly, burning, or tingling sensations
- Sensitivity to light, pain and touch
- Hypersensitive hearing
- Profuse sweating
Home Remedies for Alprazolam Withdrawal Symptoms
Uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms can be the controlling force in a physical addiction to alprazolam, leading people to continue taking alprazolam to avoid the withdrawals. Those who try to stop using alprazolam alone may deal with the withdrawal symptoms by using over-the-counter medications. Interactions between medications may cause more problems than it solves, and not treat the underlying addiction itself is problematic. Stopping “cold turkey” is also not recommended since life-threatening symptoms can occur.
Instead of self-medicating or quitting cold turkey, some people try to taper their alprazolam use without the supervision of a medical professional. This can result in a decrease of your dosage, which can still result in withdrawal symptoms. Failing to overcome alprazolam withdrawal symptoms can be extremely discouraging and lead to a worsening addiction.
Treating Alprazolam Withdrawal Symptoms in Rehabilitation
Rehab is the best place to treat alprazolam withdrawal symptoms. Medical professionals can safely taper alprazolam through a process known as gradual detox and treat the indirect effects of long-term alprazolam abuse with other medications. This way you’ll avoid dangerous withdrawal symptoms and interactions between medications.
It is important to enter into rehab for reasons other than physical addiction. There are many aspects to addiction – physical, mental, emotional, psychological, spiritual. Rehab education workshops, behavioral therapies, group counseling and private therapy will help you address all aspects of addiction. By treating the causes of addiction, rehab works to prevent relapses in the future, preparing addicts to handle not only withdrawals but also sobriety.
Alprazolam Addiction Help
We can help you overcome alprazolam addiction or any other substance abuse problem. Feel free to call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline to start the recovery process. Don’t let financial struggles stop you from getting control of your life back. Call to find out if your insurance will cover the costs of rehab.