Xanax is a prescription drug most commonly used to treat anxiety disorders and depression.  It can be highly addictive.

Often, addiction to the drug is completely unintentional. The addict often is unaware that they are becoming addicted to the drug.


Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

Once the user decides to face his addiction, the first step of recovery is a detox, or a complete cleansing of the substance from the user’s system. It is during the detox stage of recovery that withdrawal usually occurs. There are several effects that are common in the withdrawal stage of Xanax addiction.

These effects include but are not limited to the following:
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability

It is important to undergo the detox and withdrawal stages with the support of a rehab center or medical expert as the symptoms can often be quite severe.

Xanax Addiction

Drug Abuse is commonly acknowledged to have both physical and psychological aspects.  Physically an individual might continue to take a drug in order to get a “high” or to soothe the effects of withdrawal. However, many individuals take different drugs in order to deal with a past or current trauma in their lives. Since Xanax is a drug specifically used to treat depression and anxiety addiction often occurs for these reasons.

Addiction begins when the user develops a tolerance for the drug that is when they can no longer feel the desired effects. Often this causes the user to take larger doses of Xanax for longer periods of time. Eventually, the user becomes dependent. It is key for a recovering addict to have strong support during his time of recovery.

Group Support for Xanax Abuse Recovery


Counseling group

The goal of group support is to provide encouragement for the recovering addict as they attempt to live drug free.

People in support groups are encouraged to share their struggles in a judgment-free environment.

Often these groups meet on a weekly basis and attempt, by sharing their week by week experiences, to offer tips and advice to their fellow group members about how to live drug free.


Xanax Addiction Therapy

Often, individuals are encouraged to receive private therapy. It is believed that, often, individuals turn to drug abuse because of a past trauma. Unless this is addressed it is likely that the recovering addict will return to the drug in the future, or will have a much harder time “kicking the habit”. In one–on–one sessions the information shared is always confidential and only known between the individual and his/her therapist.

On-line Support for Xanax Recovery

The internet also offers a wealth of online support groups. These groups offer encouragement similar to a support group and also have information on rehab centers in specific areas near you.

Need Help Finding Xanax Support Groups or Rehab?

If someone you know is suffering from a Xanax addiction or if you need more information about a Xanax support group call our toll-free number. We will be available 24 hours a day to answer any of your questions and help you get the information that you need. Take the first step on the road to recovery. Call us today at 855-808-6212.

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