What is Xanax Addiction?
Xanax is a benzodiazepine similar to valium. This anti-anxiety drug is prescribed even more widely than valium, making it one of the most commonly-abused prescription drugs on the market. Many individuals who suffer from xanax addiction originally started as patients with a proper prescription.
- Inability to concentrate
People who abuse xanax may experience some more harmful side effects, such as:
- Double vision
- Memory problems
- Lack of coordination
But the most damaging effect of extended xanax use is the development of physical and mental addiction. It is very easy to develop a xanax addiction, even if you are closely following your doctor’s prescription.
If a user goes for a time without xanax, they may experience harmful withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms like:
- Blurred vision
- Aggressive behavior
- Weight loss
- Suicidal thoughts
- Intense sweating
Withdrawal effects can be so severe that the user dies, either from health complications, or by committing suicide.