Xanax Addiction Recovery in Birmingham, AL
Find Freedom From Addiction in the 12 Steps
Many people receive a Xanax prescription as a treatment for anxiety and
panic disorders, and the drug does help with these problems. Unfortunately,
many people feel sharp “rebound” symptoms when the drug wears
off, which leads them to take another dose (sometimes before another dose
is due). Similarly, many others become attached to the drug’s soothing,
sometimes euphoric effects. Before long, prescription use can morph into
abuse and addiction. People who use the drug recreationally describe the
feeling as sedating or calming, tend to take larger and larger doses,
and become addicted quickly.
If your Xanax use has gotten out of control, you may feel hopeless. Our team at
Impact Recovery Center is here to tell you there is hope within that hopelessness – and
we can help you find it.
All you need to do is call us at (205) 707-6950 today.
What Is Xanax?
Xanax is the brand name of a drug called
alprazolam, which works by decreasing abnormal excitement within the brain. Alprazolam
belongs to the class of drugs known as
benzodiazepines, many of which can be addictive. Not only is alprazolam the most commonly
prescribed benzodiazepine, but it is also the
most commonly prescribed psychotropic medication in the United States.
Addiction professionals argue that Xanax has a high “abuse liability,”
or potential for misuse. Even when used as recommended, Xanax can produce
physical or emotional dependence after
2 or more weeks of daily use.
Although addiction and dependence are not the same, dependence is one of
the most telltale signs of drug addiction.
What Are the Signs of Xanax Addiction?
According to the
National Institute on Drug Abuse:
“Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that
is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences.”
People who are addicted to Xanax may be unable to stop using the drug on
Signs and symptoms of Xanax addiction include:
- Using or wanting to use Xanax regularly
- Having intense urges to use Xanax
- Spending a lot of time obtaining Xanax, using Xanax, and recovering from
- Taking more Xanax than you mean to or experiencing its effects for longer
than you mean to
- Needing more and more Xanax to feel the same effects (tolerance)
- Abandoning activities you once enjoyed so you have more time to use Xanax
- Experiencing relationship problems because of your Xanax use
- “Doctor shopping” and getting multiple prescriptions to obtain Xanax
- Engaging in dangerous behaviors while under the influence of Xanax (i.e.
driving or having unprotected sex)
- Using Xanax despite difficulties, risks, and problems
- Feeling sick when you stop using Xanax (withdrawal)
- Trying and failing to stop using Xanax
If you are experiencing any of these problems, it’s time to ask for help.
Our teamat Impact Recovery Center has been where you are now, which means we will
not judge you when you call. We are here to help you reinvent your life
and get better for good.
Recovering From Xanax Addiction
Impact Recovery Center offers a
12 step program for addiction recovery. We help you immerse yourself in recovery and
create new solutions via spiritual awakening. Our program also focuses
on diet, exercise, and mindfulness and helps prepare you for the future
with workshops in financial literacy, goal setting, and resume building.
When you journey to
our lodge near Birmingham, AL, you will have the opportunity to connect with other
people who understand your struggle and form a recovery community. We
also hold family workshops once a month, host alumni events, and have
countless opportunities for fun and recreation.
Recovery doesn’t have to be stale.
Start your new life with Impact Recovery Center – call us at (205) 707-6950 or contact us onlineto get started today.
Your individualized drug addiction treatment plan will begin with a free consultation with our team. This conversation is an opportunity for us to learn more about you, and for you to learn more about us. We look forward to answering any questions you may have about our program and to guiding you toward the next step in your recovery.