Prescription drug abuse is growing in prevalence in the United States. What often begins as prescribed use of prescription medications can turn into a mental and chemical dependence. Abuse of the medication Xanax continues to pose real health concerns, as much as 50 percent of drug overdose deaths can be attributed to ingesting Xanax along with other medications.
For people who are taking Xanax, it can be difficult to see the line between normal use of a prescribed medication and a Xanax addiction. If you can answer yes to any of the following, you may need to seek help for your Xanax addiction.
- Do you find yourself taking Xanax outside of the way it was prescribed for you?
- Do you have difficulty feeling normal without taking Xanax?
- Have you hid the amount of Xanax you take or the frequency in which you use the medication from others?
- Do you find yourself taking more of the medication than you initially planned?
- Has your use of Xanax had a negative effect on your personal or professional relationships?
- Have you lied to your physician to obtain Xanax or used multiple physicians to obtain the medication?
- Do you worry that you are becoming too reliant on the medication?
- Have your friends and family members expressed concerns about your use of Xanax?
- Have you shirked other responsibilities in order to obtain or use Xanax?
- Do you feel as though you are not in control of your use of the drug Xanax?
If you can answer yes to any of the above, you should contact a professional about a possible Xanax addiction. Once a person is addicted to Xanax, it can be virtually impossible to stop taking the drug on your own. In order to regain control of your life, it is important to get a handle on your use of the drug.
Summit Estate Recovery Center is a six bed addiction treatment facility conveniently located in Northern California. We provide individualized treatment in order to provide our clients with the specific support they need to become and remain clean. Contact a member of our staff today to help you determine if your Xanax use has become an addiction. Please complete the form on this site or give us a call at 800-701-6997. Thank you.