There are a multitude of short and long-term effects associated with abusing Xanax, especially if the drug is abused over a long period of time. Keeping an eye on the development of Xanax addiction symptoms is key to avoiding tragedy. These effects can cause a detrimental impact on your life, negatively affecting your mental, physical, and social well-being. People who misuse Xanax for extended periods of time generally experience the more severe effects, one of the most common long term-effects associated with Xanax abuse is memory impairment. Sedation is another common effect of Xanax abuse, users can experiences states of sedation for up to three or four days.
The Physical and Psychological Effects of Xanax Addiction
Being able to zero in on the particulars of Xanax addiction is critical to identify when substance abuse may tip into the realm of addiction. It's easy for those who are prescribed Xanax to fall into the lull of Xanax addiction and not realize the extent of their condition. Understanding and being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of Xanax addiction may help prevent permanent physical and psychological damage. Some of the effects associated with Xanax abuse includes:
Fluctuations in weight
Decreased reaction time/impaired reflexes
Increased heart rate
Decreased sex drive
Nausea and vomiting
Eyesight difficulties such as blurred or double vision
Lack of focus
Xanax Addiction and Your Personal Life
The effects of Xanax misuse goes beyond the initial symptoms caused by the drug, Xanax abuse can ruin an addict’s entire life. With Xanax being one of the most widely prescribed benzodiazepine drugs, there are numerous people suffering the effects of Xanax abuse. Recovering from the effects of a Xanax use problem can be both challenging and dangerous to go through on your own. It is highly recommended to be weaned off of Xanax with the assistance of a medical professional, preferably in an inpatient medical detox environment. It is also recommended to continue seeking treatment after detoxing from the drug to help prevent relapse and help recover from the damage caused to the mind, body, and spirit.
Xanax overdose and toxicity is a key concern regarding untreated Xanax use disorders. Many users who become addicted to Xanax will develop a tolerance to the substance, and try to make up for the deficit of resistance to the drug's typical doses by either double dosing or taking the substance with another, potentially harmful depressant drug. Because Xanax depresses the central nervous system combinations of Xanax and alcohol, or other drugs which also depress the CNS are especially fatal.
Harbor Village can provide you with a complete and successful recovery from addiction including detox treatment and addiction recovery services which will help you adapt new coping skills. if you or a loved one are in need of treatment for a Xanax use problem, Harbor Village can help! Give us a call today to get started with your life-changing treatment!
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