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Xanax is a trade name for the drug alprazolam. It is one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States due to its short-acting anxiolytic effects. The drug is used alongside a variety of other psychoactive drugs when used for treating social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder. Xanax also possesses all six common benzodiazepine properties.

This short-acting drug is heavily used by chronic abusers due to the quick hit it offers. In the medical world, it is normally used alongside a variety of other drugs as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to treat the above-mentioned conditions. As it is so widespread in the medical world, it can also be found in large quantities on the streets.

Side Effects

Side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination skills, lowered energy levels, and affected libido. These effects do not cause too many issues, but it is easy to become dependent on the feeling of elation and the buzz gained from taking gradually higher doses.

Someone who decides to take xanax in exceedingly high doses can expect to be at risk from seizures, giant hives, liver problems, and suffering from extreme emotions. Many of these problems are long-term issues that can cause permanent damage to the body.

Xanax Addiction Treatment

It is tricky to treat an addiction to xanax as many people initially come into contact with it after being prescribed the drug for a genuine medical condition. If patients still suffer from this medical condition, it is up to the addiction treatment facility to find alternative substances and to manage the effects of both withdrawal and the existing mental conditions at the same time.

Healthcare practitioners might also decide to combine therapy for both mental health and addiction issues. These often interconnect and can help patients overcome both of these crippling conditions at the same time.

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