The opiate abuse may have grabbed most of the lives in recent years. Drug abuse, addiction, overdose result in severe effects and death. Like opiates, benzodiazepines are also potent medicines, most probably when misused.
What is Xanax?
Xanax is a medicine sold under the brand name Alprazolam. It comes from the class of Benzodiazepines, and it is a prescription medicine. It works on the brain chemicals that may are unbalanced in those who suffer Anxiety. It enhances the effect of GAB chemicals to give a calming effect.
What conditions does Xanax treat?
Xanax is used in the treatment of a Panic disorder, Anxiety disorder (Mainly generalized anxiety disorder). Another condition that Xanax treat is agoraphobia.
The off-label uses of Xanax are insomnia, agitation, and PDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).
Ways people Abuses Xanax
To enhance the effect of Xanax, the abusers or addicts often take larger doses, crush the pills, and snort them.
Why people Abuses Xanax?
The primary reason is depression or recreation that people abuse Xanax. Some people who use Xanax even with proper instructions get addicted to Xanax. When individuals abuse a benzodiazepine or other opiates for a longer time, the brain starts to forget how to function effectively in its absence.
It is the high-stress world, and people seek various means to escape them. They want to forget their reality, and this takes them to take the different forms of drugs or alcohol.
A medical report appearing in “Psychology Today” talked about a patient who is on the medication of Xanax to treat insomnia, even after the medication completion, he was unable to stop the medicine. Xanax is the commonly prescribed medication all over the world and highly abused by individuals. Individuals use them for any number of reasons, and some don’t need it at all, but they continue the medication due to dependency.
What is the worst that can happen during Xanax abuse?
Individuals are taking benzodiazepines such as Xanax in a larger dosage or in combination with alcohol or other medications, proved deadly. The heart can stop working; the abuser can suffer a seizure or can go in coma also.
Xanax abuse can also give memory loss, not remembering what happened before taking the drug or blackouts. An abuser may engage in risky behaviour, creating spur-of-the-moment choices that are not thoroughly considered out.
Xanax Withdrawals and treatment
Withdrawals occur when an individual takes Xanax regularly and suddenly stops the medication. This sudden giving up the drug can cause Seizures. When the prescription no longer needed, consult with a doctor for the safe ways to stop the medicine. Your doctor will slightly reduce your dosage until it is safe to stop the treatment.