Xanax - A Subtle Slide into Addiction

Xanax (generic name alprazolam) is the number one most prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. It is used to treat a variety of anxiety disorders as well as panic attacks. For those taking Xanax regularly a tolerance forms quickly, requiring additional dosages more often to achieve the desired effect. Therein lies the danger of relying too heavily on a Xanax prescription to manage stress in your life: a physical and psychological dependence can quickly form leading to abuse and ultimately addiction to alprazolam.

There are several physical indicators you will notice in the person you suspect to be abusing their Xanax prescription. Drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, and slurred speech are all signs of someone taking more than a recommended dose of alprazolam. In addition to these physical symptoms, you may notice some psychological changes in the affected person. These can include confusion, irritability, loss of memory, and manic episodes. All of these symptoms may indicate someone is abusing a Xanax prescription.

It is not at all recommended for a person to stop taking Xanax on their own after having been taking it regularly for a significant period of time. Detox from Xanax can lead to seizures which can be deadly. Instead, you should seek professional medical assistance in order to safely detox your loved one. At Evolutions Treatment Center, we offer the most up to date treatment protocols for withdrawal from Xanax and other benzodiazepines in a safe, comfortable setting designed to minimize the stress and anxiety of detox. Call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 and end the destructive cycle of addiction.


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or visitwww.evolutionstreatment.com