Xanax is a benzodiazepine, or a Central Nervous System depressant often prescribed to treat anxiety, nervousness, panic attacks, and tension. Xanax can be found in the generic form called, Alprazolam.

Xanax (Alprazolam) is a Schedule IV drug as per the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). According to the Drug Enforcement Agency of the United States Department of Justice and CSA, controlled substances are given a five-schedule rating systems for their potential for dependency and abuse. The lowest is schedule V and the highest is Schedule I. 

Being a Schedule IV Drug, Xanax contains the following characteristics:

  • Low abuse potential
  • Limited physical and psychological dependence
  • Accepted medical use for treatment at present in America

However, the irony is that in spite of many benefits of Xanax and its Schedule IV traits, an increasing number of people in the U.S. suffer from Xanax addiction.

Withdrawal Symptoms

After prolonged abuse the body will become addicted to Xanax. This means that if it does not get its daily dose of the substance, the body could potentially go into shock. According to the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 25 percent of patients who stopped using Xanax reported withdrawal symptoms like dizziness, headaches, vomiting, nausea, irritability, anxiety, chills, insomnia, moodiness, lethargy, tiredness, crying, tremors, parenthesis, dystopia, myalgia, and vivid dreams.

Getting Help

Xanax addiction is rampant in America today.  Xanax addicts need to be treated with care. Once a person has become addicted to benzodiazepines, it can be extremely difficult to kick the habit alone.

A medical detox is the best way to eliminate the body's physical dependency on Xanax as well as curb the cravings. If you or your loved one need help finding a rehab program for Xanax then give us a call today.

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