Xanax Abuse and Dependency
Doctors prescribe Xanax for anxiety, which can be a debilitating condition for many sufferers, as well as for insomnia. Xanax and drugs like Xanax are often prescribed to help individuals relax and give them relief from the challenging symptoms that come with anxiety and insomnia. Other familiar brands of benzodiazepines — the class of drugs to which Xanax belongs — include Versed, Valium and Ativan. Xanax usually comes in three strengths to treat the severity of the symptoms patients have.
Unfortunately, patients can quickly become addicted to the euphoric and relaxing effects of the drug. Tolerance develops rapidly, and individuals will need larger dosages of the drug to achieve the same highs. If they cannot obtain more drug via prescription, many will turn to street versions of the drug — even if they might face legal consequences — and they most certainly will incur more health risks since the quality of street drugs are unregulated. Users who take Xanax along with alcohol or other drugs face even greater risks which can include coma or even accidental death. Only detox coupled with a comprehensive rehab program, like the one offered by Bayview Recovery, can help users end their Xanax addiction.