After telling you as to what does Xanax do and what are its effects and side effects, let us move to the most interesting and most important topic about it – addiction. Before we discuss about how a person can get addicted to the drug, let us discuss about what is addiction.
The term addiction means the compulsion to continue the intake of a substance or drug with or without being aware of the consequences of taking it regularly. By far, it is seen that if a person gets addicted to a drug and if the drug is taken away from him, he faces the withdrawal symptoms and may also go into depression, whose intensity may increase if he is already suffering from depression. Now we would like to talk about the addiction one develops while taking Xanax regularly.
As we already told you and we would like to tell you again that Xanax belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which are treated as central nervous system (depressants). They connect to the central nervous system part of the brain and helps a person stay calm. Usually, Xanax is prescribed to treat people having anxiety and panic disorders but only for a short time. This means that the drug should be only taken when the situation goes beyond control and not as per the person’s convenience. However, what many people don’t understand is that a drug should be always taken with the help of a prescription. This will not only enable them to get rid of their disorders but also prevent themselves from any kind of side effects.
Basically, there are two kinds of people in this world. One who take the drug to cure their diseases and forget about it afterwards. The other is who gets used to the intake of the drug so much that they do not like to stay away from it, even if they’re sleeping. In case of Xanax, if the drug is taken for more than four weeks, then it causes the body to begin producing less GABA (gamma-aminobutryic acid), which means that a person becomes tolerant to the effects of the drug and entirely dependent on the drug for survival. This also means that the person will feel the need of taking more of the drug to produce the same effect.
The biggest signs of addiction to the drug Xanax is the continued intake of the drug and inability to stop taking the medication without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms of addiction to the drug include:-
- Digestive problems
- Panic attacks or increased anxiety
- Sweating profusely
- Weight loss
- Heart problem
- Headache and pain in muscles
These symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and disheartening and often prevent the person addicted to the drug from stopping its intake. On the other hand, if a person who is struggling with addiction to the drug should stop taking the drug immediately. The best way to do this is by buying the drug from an online pharmacy which can provide the person with a prescription, so that they can consult the online pharmacy in case of a medical emergency. But as it is said that ‘prevention is better than cure,’ similarly, a person should understand the way a drug should be taken before needing the help of the online pharmacy and becoming a part of a medical emergency. In case you’re facing a problem of not being able to get rid of your addiction to the drug, you can contact a rehabilitation centre.