Alprazolam, commonly called Xanax, is a benzodiazepine approved by the FDA for panic and anxiety disorders. Alprazolam is one of the most abused prescriptions in the world. While alprazolam addiction itself is legal, the activities that contribute to the addiction almost always involve criminal acts of drug abuse.
Both prescription and non-prescription users can easily create an addiction because of the drug’s intense hypnotic effects on the central nervous system. Users can develop a tolerance and dependence to alprazolam which requires larger and more frequent doses of the drug. To avoid withdrawal symptoms and overcome tolerance, alprazolam addicts usually resort to many forms of abuse: seeing multiple doctors, lying to doctors or pharmacists, forging or stealing prescription pads, using someone else’s medication, buying drugs on the black market or over the internet and breaking into or stealing drugs from pharmacies, hospitals, medical offices and etc. Alprazolam addiction can cause people to think, feel and behave in ways they would never contemplate sober. Any form of prescription drug abuse is considered illegal, whether the user has a prescription or not.
Does Alprazolam Rehab Have Legal Consequences?
Anyone buying or selling alprazolam on the black market faces criminal punishments, as well as those practicing prescription drug diversions and other criminal activity like stealing. TheUSis taking the problem with prescription drug abuse quite seriously and the legal penalties have increased. While jail time, steep fines and other penalties vary from case to case, alprazolam addicts can lessen their punishments if they agree to get treatment help.
Alprazolam abuse activities are criminal because they pose a serious danger to users and others. The effects of alprazolam can seriously compromise judgment, inhibitions, motor coordination, memory and thought process. While intoxicated someone’s behavior is highly unpredictable and can lead to many dangerous consequences. While it may seem like the government is trying to punish drug users or infringe on individual rights, the goal of punishing drug abuse is to keep people safe, including the user.
The longer alprazolam abuse continues the more likely someone will face criminal trouble. To avoid legal problems altogether, people can seek professional recovery help as soon as they recognize they have a problem. Addiction is a disease and seeking help is not a crime.
Help with Alprazolam Abuse
If you have an alprazolam addiction or abuse problem that you are ready to end, we can help. Please call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline to speak with a trained addiction counselor about your recovery options. Our counselors can assist you with all of your needs when it comes to finding treatment and recovery services. We are here to answer questions, address concerns and provide information on anything and everything you will ever need to know about addiction and recovery. If you are ready to quit alprazolam, we are here to help.