Alprazolam can be a useful medication when used for a limited amount of time under a doctor’s care. However, using it recreationally can bring with it a host of problems. The addiction risk is high, and there are many potential side effects. Alprazolam abuse can also cause people to do things when under the influence of the drug that they later regret.
Common Problems Associated with Alprazolam Abuse
There are an almost unlimited number of problems that may be caused by alprazolam abuse, but the following are some common issues:
- Alprazolam affects thinking processes and decreases cognitive functioning. This can cause a wide variety of effects. People may make mistakes on the job or at school. They may hurt themselves by forgetting to follow safety precautions, like checking both ways before crossing the street.
- It’s very dangerous to combine alprazolam with alcohol or other drugs that depress the central nervous system. The cognitive effects of alprazolam can cause people to forget this fact or lose track of what they’ve already consumed. Alprazolam can slow breathing and heart rates, and combining it with other drugs can increase the risk of serious or fatal outcomes.
- Alprazolam commonly causes dizziness. This can lead to falls and broken bones. It can also contribute to the dangers of driving under the influence of the drug.
- Depression is a common effect of alprazolam abuse. Depression is linked to a wide variety of actions, including attempted suicide.
- Irritability, agitation, and aggression are common in those who abuse alprazolam. People may act violently, or say things that get them into trouble.
- Phobias and psychoses are an outgrowth of alprazolam abuse for many people. When people no longer see the world as it is, but have a distorted view of it and of people’s actions, it can lead to interpersonal, social, and legal trouble.
Alprazolam Addiction Help
The way to avoid making mistakes while high on alprazolam is to stop abusing the drug. This generally means breaking an addiction. If you’re ready to break your alprazolam habit, give us a call and let us answer your questions and talk to you about treatment options. Our toll-free, 24 hour helpline is always available, and our caring phone counselors can even check your insurance coverage, if you wish, at no cost or obligation. Don’t let alprazolam cause you to do or say something you’ll later regret. Call now.