Xanax Rehab in Kennesaw, GA
Overcome Xanax Addiction at North Georgia Recovery Center
Many people get Xanax prescriptions to help them deal with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. While Xanax is extremely effective in reducing the symptoms of a panic attack, it also creates addictive feelings of relaxation and euphoria.
Even prescription use can morph into a debilitating addiction. If you begin taking Xanax recreationally and feel your drug use spiraling out of control, North Georgia Recovery Center can help you get your life back on track.
If you are worried about yourself or a loved one, please call us at (678) 940-7873 today to learn about our Xanax addiction treatment program in Kennesaw, Georgia.
What Is Xanax?
Xanax is the brand name of a drug called alprazolam, which is a type of benzodiazepine medication. Doctors prescribe Xanax to treat anxiety and panic because the drug decreases abnormal excitement in the brain. Like other “benzos,” Xanax works by decreasing levels of Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Because GABA inhibits our pleasure receptors, lowering the amount of GABA in the brain can make us feel relaxed, euphoric, and uninhibited.
Xanax and other benzodiazepines create similar effects to alcohol, so drinking and taking Xanax is extremely dangerous. Other drugs, like opioids, can also increase the risk of overdose and death.
Getting treatment for Xanax could save your life. Start today by learning about admissions at North Georgia Recovery Center.
How Do I Know If I Am Addicted to Xanax?
Like any other addiction, a Xanax addiction can be hard to recognize. Often, friends and family members will be able to notice your addiction before you do. If you are worried about how Xanax is affecting your life, it may be time to get help.
Signs and symptoms of Xanax addiction include:
- Using or craving Xanax regularly
- Spending a lot of time getting, using, and recovering from Xanax
- Having multiple prescriptions or a stockpile of Xanax
- Spending money you don’t have on Xanax
- Neglecting relationships and responsibilities to use Xanax
- Continuing to take Xanax despite negative consequences
- Taking more Xanax than you mean to
- Needing more Xanax to get the same effect (tolerance)
- Feeling bad when you stop taking Xanax (withdrawal)
- Engaging in risky behavior while on Xanax
- Doing dangerous or illegal activities to get Xanax
- Trying and failing to cut back on or stop using Xanax
When you notice these behaviors in yourself or a loved one, our team at North Georgia Recovery Center is here to help.
How Do I Overcome a Xanax Addiction?
Getting over any kind of addiction is difficult and recovering from an addiction to Xanax or any other benzodiazepine is especially challenging. To stop using Xanax, you will need to detoxify your system by tapering your doses – or taking less and less Xanax over time.
Detoxifying from Xanax can create unpleasant and dangerous withdrawal symptoms, so you should not do it without medical supervision.
You could experience:
- Panic attacks
Although these symptoms are unpleasant, having the right treatment can help you minimize and manage them.
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North Georgia Recovery Center is home to licensed therapists and state of the art treatments and facilities. Although we provide you with a supportive community, we also make sure you get the personalized care you need – and we develop an individualized treatment plan for each client.
We are ready to find what works for you and help you beat your Xanax addiction, once and for all.