Alprazolam is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Alprazolam can be highly addictive. You should always use caution when prescribed alprazolam to follow the dosage instructions carefully. You should never take alprazolam when you are not prescribed it. All of these factors can lead to alprazolam addiction. Many aspects of alprazolam make it addictive so you should always consult your doctor before making any changes in your dosage of alprazolam (even discontinuing its use). If you or someone you love is already struggling with alprazolam addiction, we urge you to take action against your addiction now. Left untreated, alprazolam addiction can cause serious physical and emotional damage.
Physical Effects of Alprazolam Addiction
Alprazolam has many physical effects that can be harmful and habit-forming. Because alprazolam works in your brain by blocking receptors to relieve certain anxiety symptoms, discontinuing its use abruptly and without medical observation could result in highly overactive anxiety receptors and panic. These kinds of effects make it imperative that you attempt detox with medical supervision.
Also, alprazolam may be prone to causing tolerance and enticing you to take more alprazolam than you should for longer than you should. This may have lead to the addiction that you’re in right now. It also means that in your addiction you might be taking massive amounts of alprazolam, which can be detrimental to your physical health.
Alprazolam Addiction and Emotional Damage
If you go untreated for your alprazolam addiction, you will see many life-changing effects relatively early in the addiction. More than likely, alprazolam addiction will interfere with your job in some way and you will wind up having to work a job that is beneath your qualifications. This means you get less money working at a job that you don’t really want to be at. Also, you are probably spending a pretty large amount of money for alprazolam (especially considering tolerance and your probable need to take large amounts of alprazolam). Addictions put up barriers between you and your friends and family. Your friends and family want to see you healthy and happy. They don’t like seeing you trapped in a gripping addiction to alprazolam and this can cause intense emotional distress in both parties.
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If you or someone you love is struggling with alprazolam addiction, there’s no time to waste in getting treatment started. Alprazolam addiction shouldn’t have control over your life; you can start getting it back now with a simple phone call. Our toll-free helpline is operated 24 hours a day by abuse and addiction counselors ready and waiting to help you in any way they can. They can answer some of your questions, help you find the right treatment for you, and even help you find out if your insurance will help cover the cost of treatment. Don’t wait to make this first step. Call us today.