Prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as any prohibited narcotic when misused, and their abuse can quickly lead to an overdose. While most overdoses are unintentional, it doesn’t change the fact that they often lead to irreparable physical damage or death. Xanax is one of the most commonly misused prescription drugs. A Xanax rehab program can help treat addiction before it leads to devastating consequences such as a Xanax overdose.
At Oceanfront Recovery, we understand the nature of prescription drug addiction and that it can happen to anyone at anytime. We are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones break free from Xanax addiction and reclaim your lives. Contact us today at (877) 296-7477 to learn more about Xanax addiction and treatment options.
Recognizing Xanax Overdose Symptoms
Xanax is the brand name for Alprazolam, a benzodiazepine and popular sedative commonly prescribed to treat anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, PMS, and panic attacks.
When Xanax is mixed with other substances, it enhances its effects, making it wildly popular and extremely dangerous when misused. When a person takes more than prescribed or mixes Xanax with another substance, such as alcohol, it can lead to an overdose. It’s important to know Xanax overdose symptoms so one can seek help if it happens. An overdose occurs when there is more of a substance in the body than it can handle. During an overdose, a person can experience irreparable damage to vital organs and systems.
The following are possible Xanax overdose symptoms:
- Confusion, extreme disorientation
- Impaired coordination
- Dizziness, the spins
- Slow or ineffective reflexes
- Slurred speech
- Nausea, vomiting
- Respiratory problems, difficulty breathing
- Erratic heartbeat
If you or someone you love is experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical help immediately. Never leave a person who is experiencing overdose symptoms unattended.
What to Know About Xanax Addiction
Xanax addiction can occur whether a person misuses the drug or not due to the flood of pleasure chemicals released in the brain due to taking the drug. Regular or prolonged use of Xanax can significantly increase the likelihood of developing an addiction.
A feature of addiction is physical dependence, meaning that the body comes to rely on Xanax or other drugs. Without the medication, the body falls into withdrawal which can be painful and even dangerous, depending on the severity of the addiction.
A person with a Xanax addiction may want to or even try to quit using the drug but remains unable to due to the intensity of withdrawal symptoms that come with dependence. Some key features that distinguish a Xanax addiction are:
- Cravings so intense that it’s impossible to focus on anything else
- Taking more of the drug or taking it for a longer time than intended
- Needing to increase the dosage to feel the effects of the drug
- Spending significant time focused on getting and taking Xanax
- Continuing to use despite negative physical, social, or financial consequences
- Giving up important relationships, hobbies, or interests to use
- Using in harm-promoting situations
- Being unable to retain responsibilities due to drug use
- Experiencing symptoms of withdrawal when trying to quit
If you or someone you love is experiencing any symptoms of Xanax addiction, help is available. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Overcome Xanax Addiction at Oceanfront Recovery
At Oceanfront Recovery, we understand the delicate nature of prescription drug addiction and are committed to addressing the root causes of addiction vital to successful recovery. Our clinicians evaluate every individual’s unique circumstances and create tailored treatment plans that flex to accommodate their full spectrum of needs, goals, and desires.
We offer clients the best residential treatment in a safe, sober, discreet, and comfortable facility in the heart of Laguna Beach. If you or someone you love is struggling with a Xanax addiction, we can help. Contact us by filling out our secure online form or by calling us at (877) 296-7477 today.