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:
Lack of Focus
Drop in Sexual Interest
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:
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.