My Addiction to Xanax

Posted by on October 27, 2017

Addiction is not an easy thing to go through. As someone who has been addicted to Xanax, I would know. Becoming addicted to Xanax was incredibly easy, the doctors practically fed them to me. My anxiety was terrible, my life had gone into a downward spiral with the death of my fiance, losing my job,

Addiction is not an easy thing to go through. As someone who has been addicted to Xanax, I would know. Becoming addicted to Xanax was incredibly easy, the doctors practically fed them to me. My anxiety was terrible, my life had gone into a downward spiral with the death of my fiance, losing my job, and moving to a state where I knew practically no one. Life was looking bleak and I felt that I needed a way to escape it all, and my doctors told me that Xanax was the way to fix it. Little did they know, I had already fought many addictions in my past, alcohol and drugs being the worst. I knew this would not end well.

Signs of Xanax Addiction:

I never thought that I was addicted. I felt that if my doctors gave me the Xanax, I was fine. I could not have been more wrong. There are many signs and symptoms of Xanax abuse. They include, but are not limited to:

Drowsiness

Sedation

Dizziness

Blurred Vision

Headaches

Lack of Focus

Insomnia

Dry Mouth

Drop in Sexual Interest

Constant Confusion

I honestly thought that the dizziness and drowsiness were just side effects from the Xanax’s ability to relax me, I was wrong. I came to realize that I was addicted to the drug. I could not function at home or work without them and my anxiety was going crazy when I ran out. I felt like a drug fiend. It was a very hard time for me, for sure!

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms:

When I decided to stop using Xanax, I knew that there would be some withdrawal symptoms. Mine followed the standard list of:

Anxiety

Panic

Hallucinations

Insomnia

Moodiness

Tremors

Convulsions

Nightmares

Nausea

Vomiting

Much like withdrawal symptoms for harder drugs, coming off of Xanax is not something that is easy. Going cold turkey was the way that I went, but now I know counselors can help with that as well.

Finding help for your Xanax addiction is easy. You must find the right doctors and counselors that can guide you in a direction that will help you get your addiction and life back in order. Xanax is a drug that many people can use in moderation, but I was not so lucky. If you are one of those who has an addictive personality, seek help immediately.