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When an individual abruptly stops use of Xanax then they might start experiencing withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms are very similar to alcohol withdrawal. The intensity of the symptoms varies from individual to individual based on the longevity and amount of intake. The manner in which dosage is reduced also takes a part in how severe the symptoms will be.
Withdrawal symptoms of Xanax addiction may include:
Xanax is a prescription drug given to people with high anxiety and panic disorders. It works by reducing the abnormally high brain activity and calms the mind by creating the feeling of euphoria. Sometimes, people abuse the drug by taking higher dosages, or mix the drug with alcohol to increase its effects.
Individuals in Corpus Christi that consume opiates may be susceptible to nerve damage which may ultimately lead to a decrease in the production of endogenous opiates by brain cells. These are more commonly known as endorphins. Endorphins are responsible for reducing the perception of pain. As endorphins are reduced, the body loses the ability to stop pain. Since opiates also release endorphins into the pleasure centers of the brain, they need to be consumed more in order to reduce the pain and increase dependability on the drug as an external source of endorphins.
Xanax dependency increases with continuous usage. It is one of the highly addictive drugs and users becoming dependent on it start increasing dosages because the body becomes accustomed to the drug quickly. Because of this, a user is now forced to constantly raise the dosage amount just to achieve a euphoric feeling.
Xanax addiction is very common nowadays and the 2011 Treatment Episode Data Set Report stated that 60,200 people were addicted to benzodiazepines. This meant that there was a huge increase from the 1998 report of 22,400 addicts. People in Corpus Christi suffering from this addiction can find this article very useful.