Many people who become addicted to alprazolam, also known as Xanax, have a chance to reverse and/or treat most of their symptoms. However, not all side effects of alprazolam addiction can be reversed and some may require lifelong maintenance such as medication management.
Symptoms of Alprazolam Use
Symptoms and side effects of alprazolam abuse are similar to the effects others drugs can cause. Included in the following are some examples of the most common symptoms of alprazolam abuse:
- Compulsive drug-seeking behavior
- Damage to liver and kidneys
Like other drugs, long-term use of alprazolam can cause a variety of negative consequences for the addict. Alprazolam, also known as Xanax, causes changes in the circuitry of the brain. This, in turn, can cause mood swings, compulsive drug-seeking behavior, and hostility. Prolonged abuse of Alprazolam can also cause damage to the liver and kidneys. Along with the above symptoms, addicts abusing alprazolam often experience a loss of interest in normal activities, difficulty meeting obligations, and a secretive attitude. The more severe the addiction becomes, the more family and work obligations and responsibilities fall by the wayside. Most addicts have a difficult time keeping a job, paying bills, and maintaining stable housing.
Recovery Options for Alprazolam Addiction
Treatment and/or recovery options for alprazolam addiction are similar to the approach of treating other addictions. Included in the following are some examples on recovery options for alprazolam addiction:
- Inpatient treatment
- Outpatient treatment
- Community resources/programs
Inpatient treatment helps addicts to comfortably detox and go through withdrawal while under 24 hour medical supervision. Addicts also have the opportunity to detox in a drug free environment while receiving prevention treatment. Outpatient treatment, on the other hand, allows addicts to maintain an independent lifestyle while receiving treatment, and usually consists of a one-hour appointment once per week. Some individuals may be court ordered to attend treatment while others willingly enroll in treatment. Communities often offer free and/or reduced fees for drug treatment groups and classes. These support groups can help attendees build connections with other group members and provide a support network for addicts in recovery.
Alprazolam Addiction Treatment
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