What is Xanax?
Xanax is a medication for treating anxiety disorders. Its generic form is called Alprazolam. The drug has a calming effect. Due to the difficulty patients have in dealing with anxiety and stress when off the drug, they become dependent thereby leading to Xanax addiction. When addicted, Xanax is a very powerful drug. Looking at a few side effects of the medication can help you understand why withdrawal is important and why you should persevere through the Xanax recovery process.
What are the main side effects?
Xanax addiction has tremendous effects on an individual’s mind, relationship and life. The side effects include:
- Short-term memory loss. Some people may have problems talking and may not even be able to put a single sentence together.
- Blurred or double vision
- Loss of sexual drive
- Lack of coordination
- Stomach problems
What to expect during recovery
As aforementioned, Xanax recovery may be accompanied by painful side effects; physical as well as emotional pain. Some people may also experience:
- Muscle and stomach aches
- Loss of coordination
- Headaches and migraines
- Intense flashbacks
- Mild paranoia
What is the best method available for someone with an addiction to Xanax to handle the recovery process?
Regardless of how tough that you might personally feel or of how supportive that your relatives and friends might be, professional help is essential regarding Xanax recovery. Due to how intense some of the recovery side effects can be, some patients may have had suicidal thoughts. Professional help will keep you from getting inflicting harm to yourself or someone else.
In many cases a physician is the best option in order to wean an addict off of the drug so they can become clean. He will assess the impacts of Xanax recovery and prescribe remedies to alleviate the symptoms. Even so, addicts will still need professional help after recovery because of the damage the addiction causes to the spirit, life, mind and body.