Xanax is the popular brand name for the drug alprazolam, which is one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. Xanax and other benzodiazepines work by slowing down the brain’s processing speed. Most often prescribed for short-term relief from anxiety, depression, and panic disorders, many people take Xanax every day without realizing it can be deadly. Knowing the dangers of Xanax can help you and your loved ones know when it’s time to seek professional support from an addiction treatment center.
Liberty Health Services provides comprehensive addiction recovery care at our Xanax addiction treatment center in New Hampshire. With only 24 clients at a time, our boutique medically-assisted detox provides clients with family-focused recovery in a serene landscape. Learn more about our dual diagnosis Xanax detox center today by calling us at 855.959.4521 to find the right program for you.
What Is Xanax?
Benzodiazepines like Xanax are developed in pharmaceutical labs for prescriptions across the United States. Xanax slows down the nervous system and promotes calm, helping someone sleep and avoid anxiety or panic attacks. Xanax can reduce stress and promote sleep by increasing GABA and dopamine levels in the brain. People naturally make GABA every day, and many take GABA supplements for sleep support. Xanax, however, releases high levels of GABA and dopamine, the “pleasure” chemical responsible for feelings of euphoria, joy, and motivation.
Because Xanax slows down the nervous system, it is designed for short-term use. Unfortunately, dopamine can make it difficult to stop using any drug, especially for people struggling with co-occurring mood disorders. When the brain lacks dopamine, it will crave more. Studies show that half of the people with addiction or substance abuse also have co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Treating mood disorders can reduce Xanax cravings and the need for Xanax altogether.
Is Xanax Deadly?
In short, Xanax can be deadly. Combining Xanax and fentanyl are currently leading causes of overdose and drug-related death. Because Xanax slows down the nervous system too much, Xanax can cause cardiac arrest and coma and can shut down organ systems. Combining Xanax and opioids or Xanax and alcohol can be deadly. Because all three substances act as depressants on the central nervous system, they can lead to overdose and death. When someone overdoses on Xanax, they become incapacitated and cannot seek help. This often leads to death. Signs of Xanax overdose include:
- Slowed breathing, which can occur if the drug has been taken with opioids and alcohol
- Drowsiness, slurred speech, and changes in mental state
- Balance and coordination problems
Someone who overdoses may not be able to stand up or walk. They may seem confused or highly intoxicated. If someone shows these signs, it’s time to call 911 for immediate medical attention.
Begin Xanax Addiction Treatment in New Hampshire Today!
If you or someone in your life is struggling with Xanax or other benzodiazepines, know you are not alone. Do not quit cold turkey. This can lead to difficult withdrawal and rebound symptoms. The team at Liberty Health Services can help. Our medically-assisted detox for Xanax and other benzos gives clients the tools they need to disconnect from their stressful lives in our serene, intimate New Hampshire Xanax treatment clinic. Along with Xanax detox, Liberty Health Services provides:
- Cocaine detox
- Synthetic drug detox
- Prescription drug detox
- Valium detox
- Alcohol detox
- Opioid detox
- Opiate detox
- Benzodiazepine detox
- Heroin detox
- Methamphetamine detox
Our medically-assisted detox programs can help clients safely detox, reduce the risk of relapse, and prevent the deadly effects of Xanax.
Avoid the Dangers of Xanax at Liberty Health Services Now!
Reach the staff at Liberty Health Services at 855.959.4521 to learn more about the benefits of our New Hampshire Xanax addiction treatment center and get started now.