The most dangerous Xanax withdrawal symptoms occur with a cold-turkey withdrawal, which describes the method of suddenly quitting the drug without a gradual stopping period or professional help. You may experience seizures, psychosis, hallucinations, heart palpitations, panic attacks and more.
What Are Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms?
People often assume that quitting a drug is as easy as just stopping use, but in most cases of prolonged use, it’s very difficult to simply quit and be done. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 50 million people engage in prescription drug abuse at some point in their life. Many prescription drugs such as Xanax have the potential for abuse and addiction, even if taken as prescribed.
Xanax classifies as a benzodiazepine drug, often simply called benzos. It is considered stronger than other benzos and thus tends to have stronger and more dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms result when the body becomes dependent on the drug’s effects. When drug use stops, the body has severe rebound effects. It kicks into overdrive and overcompensates. The following are typical withdrawal symptoms from Xanax:
- Sleep disturbances
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle aches and pains
Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms Safety
Withdrawal from Xanax can begin as quickly as five hours after the last dose. It might start even sooner for those who use it frequently. Xanax abuse itself can cause serious side effects, but withdrawal from Xanax can be very difficult to handle and may even cause death in extreme cases. Withdrawing from Xanax is best done under medical supervision to ensure that any dangerous symptoms are caught and mitigated. Overcoming Xanax addiction requires continuing care after a period of medical drug detox.
Managing Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms at Steps to Recovery
Manage your Xanax withdrawal symptoms safely at Steps to Recovery in Levittown, PA. Medical detox involves monitoring by professional and caring staff. You’ll be safe and comfortable.
At Steps to Recovery, you will experience the following:
- 12 step based addiction treatment
- Extended pre-admissions intake
- Treatment for co-occurring disorders
- Family therapy support
- Small intimate environment
Are you or someone you love addicted to Xanax? Help is available. Call Steps to Recovery today at 866.488.8684 and find out how you can stop addiction from controlling your life. The path to a lasting recovery starts here.