Doctors have been prescribing Xanax for a variety of mental health conditions over the years. Unfortunately, Xanax’s properties have inspired an entire generation of people to abuse this drug. Equally unfortunate are the side effects one encounters when they use this drug without a prescription or during recreational use. Most Xanax effects are severe enough to warrant close consideration from potential users.
In recent times, experts estimate that Xanax is one of the most prescribed drugs in America. Doctors will prescribe this medication for a variety of health conditions, including anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and phobic disorders.
The drug’s base narcotic is benzodiazepine. The drug acts on the brain as a minor tranquilizer. Its calming effects are a big draw for recreational users, who enjoy the opportunity to sit back and chill. The drug is also highly addictive and comes with a long list of Xanax effects.
The Xanax Effects
The side effects one encounters with the use or abuse of Xanax are quite severe. They can be categorically broken down into two groups–minor side effects and major side effects.
The minor side effects usually occur when the user first starts using the medication as prescribed. They are often temporary and will dissipate over time. The primary side effects one might experience include weight loss from a decreased appetite, abdominal cramping, blurred vision, increase or decrease in libido, increased salivation, and constipation.
The more significant side effects show up with Xanax abuse. The onset of these side effects can cause serious health issues. This group of side effects might include difficulty sleeping, slurred speech, irritability, moodiness, tremors, shakiness and difficulty with concentration.
It’s worth noting there’s another class of Xanax effects. These are the effects one might experience with addiction. Any attempt to cease using this drug during addiction could cause the user to experience rather severe withdrawal symptoms. Common withdrawal symptoms include muscle weakness, stomach pain, hallucinations and violent mood swings.
Xanax Detox at Serenity House Detox
At Serenity House Detox in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, we specialize in benzo detox. Our clinicians and medical staff can facilitate a medically monitored detox to assure the patient encounters minimal discomfort. We also offer the following detox services:
- Detox program for men
- Holistic detox programs
- Detox program for women
- Addiction counseling and therapy
- Detox programs for a wide range of substance addictions
You don’t have to live your life as an addict. If you have the strength to admit you have an illness and need help, that help is available. If you know that detox is necessary, your first call should be to Serenity House Detox. You can reach us by dialing 866-294-5306. With a quality detox at one of our centers, you should be ready for the rigors of treatment. From treatment, the road to recovery is well within your reach