Handful of pills may indicate Xanax abuse.People typically use Xanax in order to treat panic or anxiety disorders. When used as directed, Xanax can be incredibly helpful. There are some people that will abuse Xanax though, which can lead to a lot of mental, physical, and life problems. People who struggle with Xanax abuse can be treated, but only if they’re willing to get help.

Symptoms of Xanax Abuse

There are mental and physical symptoms of Xanax abuse. These symptoms vary in intensity depending on the person, how much Xanax they take, and how long they’ve been taking it. Some of the most common symptoms of Xanax abuse include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Slurred Speech
  • Sluggishness
  • Elation
  • Headaches
  • Nausea

Xanax works quickly. People often start feeling the effects of the drug in the first hour of use. After 6 hours, the drug will start wearing off.

People who struggle with Xanax addiction are dependent on the drug and will go through withdrawal when it wears off. Xanax withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous, even lethal. Some of the more dangerous symptoms include psychosis, seizures, and hallucinations. There are tamer withdrawal symptoms that will show up first, though, such as sleeping problems, irritability, trembling, muscle pain, headaches, anxiety attacks, or panic attacks.

Signs of Xanax Abuse

People who abuse Xanax will show signs of it in many parts of their lives. Those with an addiction will have a hard time hiding their drug abuse problems.

It’s common for people struggling with their Xanax abuse to have strained relationships with others. This includes close friends, family, and other loved ones. This strain can be brought on directly because of their drug use. It’s possible for the strain to come from other problems related to the drug abuse though.

People who struggle with their Xanax abuse may also have professional or school-related problems. Their use will make them sick, which will impact how often they go to work or school.

Financial problems are also common for people abusing Xanax. They will spend more on the drug, which can take up more of their funds. They may ask friends or family for money as a result. If they’re denied that money or feel they have no other options, they may choose a less than legal way to get the funds they need.

People who struggle with the drug abuse will also show less interest in activities that used to interest them. Part of that is due to the lack of energy common with Xanax use problems. Another part, though, is due to their focus on drug use. They won’t have the resources or the time to put into healthy interactions and hobbies.

Treating Xanax Abuse

Individuals who abuse Xanax can get help. There are addiction treatment programs that can help people recover from their addiction. Beaches Recovery is one of those treatment centers.

At Beaches Recovery, we aim to provide our clients care that will help them get and stay sober. We do this by providing our clients with personalized treatment plans that help them heal physically, spiritually, and mentally. We are known for our work with people having co-occurring disorders, like addiction and anxiety. However, we’ll help anyone struggling with alcohol or chemical addictions. We offer numerous programs including:

If you or a loved one is struggling with Xanax abuse, help is possible. Don’t try to start the journey to sobriety alone. Call Beaches Recovery at 866.605.0532 and talk with someone about personalized treatment options today.