Xanax is a type of prescription drug used to help people who are struggling with panic disorder, anxiety, and other conditions. It is in a drug class called antianxiety agents and is a benzodiazepine. While this drug is very helpful to those who use it for these purposes, it can be highly addictive. Whether overused or misused by someone without a prescription, Xanax addiction is a very real and worrisome condition requiring professional help. Sunstone Recovery can provide this type of support for you.
Who Should Have Xanax Prescription Use?
Xanax is often used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It can be used on its own as a comprehensive treatment or used with other medications to create a more balanced outcome. The drug is considered safe for those who have symptoms of these conditions, but it is not recognized for use in children under the age of 18. The tablets contain alprazolam as the active ingredient.
It’s Easy to Get Dependent on Xanax
When prescribing this drug, doctors are likely to recommend using the smallest dose possible for the shortest period of time. That is because Xanax can be addictive when misused or overused. A person who does not have a prescription for this drug should not use it until they speak to their doctor. Xanax has a remarkable ability to settle the nerves, but it also prevents people from developing the self-soothing and coping skills they need in order to function.
While many people abuse prescriptions written for them, it is also possible to secure Xanax through purchases made between friends or through illicit means. What’s most important is to realize that it is not safe for just anyone to use even though it is a prescription medication.
Who Should Use Xanax?
Those who have symptoms of anxiety disorders are most likely to benefit from the use of this prescription drug. Those symptoms may include:
- Paralyzing irrational fears
- Shortness of breath
- Feelings of panic or uncontrollable thoughts
- Heart palpitations
- Trouble concentrating
- Difficulty with sleeping
Anxiety that interferes with various facets of daily life needs treatment. If a person has anxiety that causes them to isolate or no longer engage with family and friends, treatment through medication may be warranted. Some people struggle with trouble with social activities, relationships, careers, and school.
Panic disorders are another type of use of a Xanax prescription. Those who have panic attacks may benefit from the use of this drug. Some symptoms of panic attacks include:
- An overwhelming sense of dread
- Pressure in the chest
- Feeling of suffocating
- Tremors and shaking
- Heavy sweating
A panic attack or fear of the onset of a panic attack can also be very limiting to a person. Some people may no longer be willing or able to engage in life around them. They may also find themselves unable to do things they want and like to do because of the fear of what could happen.
How to Get Help for Xanax Addiction
Do you have an addiction to this drug? If you are using it and need to use more than you used to, or you are craving it when not in use, it’s time to get help. Our dedicated team of professionals can provide the support you need during that process. Xanax prescription use should not be stopped without the guidance of a professional.
Learn more about our programs, including:
- Telehealth addiction treatment
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Intensive outpatient program
- Addiction therapy program
- Young adult rehab program
Treatment Is Available – Call Sunstone Recovery Today
Are you ready to stop being dependent on Xanax? There are steps you can take today to start the healing process. Our team of professionals at Sunstone Recovery in Bend, Oregon, offers telehealth support and tools you need to start recovery today. Learn more when you call 855.833.9199 or reach out to us online.