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Xanax Addiction: Effects, Signs and Treatments

Xanax which is the trade name of benzodiazepine is medication that is typically prescribed to individuals who are suffering from anxiety or panic disorders in Lawrence . The decrease in anxiety is brought forth by an increase in the use of GABA. GABA is a neurotransmitter in the brain which soothes an excited mind and calms it down. The resultant effect can be extremely pleasant which is what leads to abuse and Xanax addiction.

The effect of the medication is what has caused it to be listed as a schedule 4 medication. This means that the drug has a potential for abuse.

Xanax addiction takes place after it has been used for a prolonged amount of time or in excess. Additionally cessation of the drug can lead to symptoms of withdrawal.

Every substance abuse rehab program should be licensed by the state in which it is located. The program should have received the “Gold Seal of Approval” from the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations ensuring it meets a certain standard of care. These are the types of substance abuse programs that truly make a difference in the lives of all those who attend.

Remember, choosing the right rehab is not an easy task. Be sure to locate one that can individualize their treatment and be flexible in the services they provide.

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Opiate Withdrawal

Opiate withdrawal occurs after ceasing use of opiates dramatically. While dependency on the drugs varies from person to person, the recovery period is long and difficult, as the body takes time to recover from the effects of the drug and eliminate physical dependency on it.

Symptoms of opiate withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Agitation
  • Insomnia
  • Tearing
  • Runny nose
  • Excessive sweating
  • Yawning and fatigue

After these earlier symptoms, the addict may experience other symptoms at the later stages of opiate withdrawal such as:

  • Cramping
  • Dilated pupils
  • Goosebumps
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

The Cost of Substance Abuse Treatment

Perhaps one of the most important factors to consider is the overall cost of the substance abuse treatment.  Some facilities may accept your healthcare insurance or offer special payment plans. Just like anything else, you need to compare prices and services. It is possible to find a facility which costs less than another but still provides a high level of quality care.  

For more information on drug or alcohol abuse, or to locate a substance abuse treatment facility in your area, call us, toll-free, at ((508) 318-5561). Operators are standing by 24 hours a day to take your confidential call.

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