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Xanax Addiction and Treatment

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Xanax Addiction and Treatment

Xanax is a prescription drug that's prescribed for the treatment of anxiety disorder and panic disorders. Xanax is the brand name for Alprazolam and is in the class of drugs called benzodiazepines. When Xanax is prescribed for the patient it calms down the activity in the brain that's causing the symptoms of fear and worry. Sometimes alprazolam (Xanax) is prescribed for the treatment of depression, agoraphobia which is the fear of open spaces, and premenstrual syndrome.

Xanax is a Central Nervous System depressant that helps to slow down the brains activity relieving the symptoms of anxiety and panic feelings. When Xanax or also called Alprazolam is prescribed to treat these symptoms it's a very successful treatment. When misused or abused there are serious consequences that the user may experience.

Xanax Addiction and Dependency

Prescription drugs like Xanax can be addictive so they should never be misused or abused. Many people have become dependent on Xanax and due to tolerance have to increase their dose to get high.

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Xanax Abuse Risks

Combining Xanax with other central nervous system depressants, alcohol or other drugs can cause serious consequences and even lead to death. CNS depressants slow down your heart rate and breathing which can lead to death so taking Xanax in high doses or combining it with other drugs and alcohol can be deadly.

Xanax is Referred To On The Streets As:

  1. Candy
  2. Downers
  3. Sleeping pills
  4. Tranks

Xanax (Alprazolam) Overdose Symptoms Can Include:

  1. Drowsiness and sleepiness
  2. Confusion
  3. Coordination problems
  4. Unconsciousness

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