Xanax Addiction

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.

Effects

xanax1Xanax is a fast-acting sedative that relaxes the body and induces sleep. In addition to this, it also has some harmful side effects like:

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Headache

People who abuse xanax may experience some more harmful side effects, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Double vision
  • Memory problems
  • Lack of coordination
  • Tremors

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.

Withdrawal Symptoms

If a user goes for a time without xanax, they may experience harmful withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms like:

  • Insomnia
  • Blurred vision
  • Anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Weight loss
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Seizures
  • Intense sweating

Withdrawal effects can be so severe that the user dies, either from health complications, or by committing suicide.

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