Xanax withdrawal is painful and confusing because
xanax withdrawal heightens the symptoms that the user was trying
to suppress to begin with. Xanax withdrawal can create anxiety as
the mind races in reaction to not getting xanax. The brain adapts
and adjusts to any prescription drug and quickly begins to adjust
back when it is taken away as in xanax withdrawal. The brain which
was sedated and calmed by xanax now begins to race too fast causing
anxiety and xanax withdrawal can cause anxiety more intense than
originally experienced. This effect on the brain is one of several
very serious complications of xanax withdrawal which is why it is
critical that xanax users stop taking the drug under the medical
supervision and assistance of a qualified rehabilitation facility
like Spencer Recovery Centers.
Xanax is a benzodiazepine which is a central nervous
system depressant used to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks
and insomnia. To minimize the effects of xanax withdrawal, the prescription
should always be followed per doctors supervision and dosage. Unfortunately
one of the major dangers of xanax and all central nervous system
depressants like barbiturates and valium, is that they have a high
propensity for addiction.
This happens when the individual does not feel he
or she is getting the desired effect of the drug and takes more
of it to achieve the effect. The body has an amazing ability to
adapt to increasing amounts of the drug through a process called
tolerance. The same way the body accepts increasing amounts of the
drug over time, it takes at least the same amount of time to ease
the body off of xanax once you decide to quit.
Just stopping cold turkey is nearly impossible as
the body revolts by experiencing twitching, seizures and loss of
appetite. The most dramatic occurrence due to xanax withdrawal is
the overcompensation of the brain. After spending days, weeks, months
or even years suppressing brain function for a calming effect, the
brain can feel like it is spinning out of control leading to a lack
of mental clarity, reduced concentration and extreme sensitivity
to noise or bright lights.
This withdrawal process is extremely uncomfortable
to those experiencing it that it is easy to give up and continue
taking the drug rather than suffer with xanax withdrawal. Blurry
vision, diarrhea and loss of smell feel very serious when suffered
and become big deterrents to quitting.
This is precisely why Spencer Recovery Centers offers
medically supervised detoxification programs to make xanax withdrawal
as comfortable as possible. With both pharmaceutical therapy and
behavioral therapy, our clients are treated with the best of both
treatments as the mind and the body are eased into recovery.
If you have suffered from xanax withdrawal you may
already understand that it is a condition beyond your control. Your
mind and body have physically changed making it nearly impossible
to return to normal without doctors supervision. Xanax withdrawal
due to addiction explains why otherwise normal members of society
find themselves breaking the law, juggling several doctors at once
or even faking prescriptions in order to get more xanax. This vicious
cycle always ends in disaster for the individual and his or her
Call Spencer Recovery Centers today to explore your
options. You'll be happy to know that continuing to suffer as you
do does not have to be an option.