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The Dangers of Taking Xanax Frequently

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Somehow when we get a drug through a prescription, we tend to think of that drug as being safer. That’s not always true. Even if the drug is safe, it’s only considered safe when taken in precisely the manner it is prescribed. One example is the dangers of taking Xanax outside of the parameters specified by your healthcare provider. If your healthcare provider instructs you to take one pill per day and you take three, you are abusing the drug. Even if taken as prescribed, using Xanax still requires caution because it can be dangerous when mixed with other drugs, including alcohol. Laguna View Detox, we understand how easily you can become dependent on or addicted to drugs like Xanax, and we are here to help. 

Is Xanax Dangerous if I’m Prescribed It?

The short answer is that it depends. While taking Xanax can be relatively safe, it is safer when taken for a short period of time. For example, if you are going through an incredibly stressful time in your life and your healthcare provider prescribes a few days’ worth of Xanax, you will likely not become dependent or addicted. However, if you take Xanax daily over a longer time, you will find that you become dependent on the medication. You may even find that you require more of it to continue to function at the same level. Additionally, if you mix Xanax with other substances such as alcohol, it can be quite dangerous.  Both alcohol and Xanax are depressants and can depress your central nervous system. The mixture of these two drugs can result in slower breathing and possibly death. To know if your prescription Xanax is dangerous to you, you should speak to your healthcare provider or an addiction professional for more information. In the end, you may already know that Xanax is dangerous to you. Often, if we question whether we have become too dependent on a substance, the answer is yes. 

What Should I Do if I’m Addicted To My Xanax Prescription?

If you are addicted to taking Xanax, the first thing you need to do is to get honest with yourself and someone else about your use. If you’ve been kidding yourself about how much you depend on those pills, talking to your healthcare provider or another person can be especially helpful in facing the problem.  It is critical to note that you should never stop taking Xanax without tapering down your dose. Withdrawing from drugs like Xanax can be quite dangerous and, in an ideal world, should be done under medical supervision. Your brain has been rewired while you’ve been using Xanax, and it will need some time to adjust to your stopping. While withdrawing from Xanax, you may experience symptoms, including shakiness, seizures, insomnia, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, elevated body temperature, hallucinations, seizures, and overactive reflexes. A healthcare provider can help you detox in the safest way possible and help to manage your symptoms. Detoxing on your own is not only tricky, but it is also dangerous. 

How Laguna View Detox Can Help You With Addiction

At Laguna View Detox, you will get round the clock professional care for your addiction. As one of the leading private drug rehab centers in Orange County, we provide luxurious, inpatient rehab treatment. With some of the industry’s best staff, we will design a holistic treatment plan catered to you. We are committed to assisting you in getting onto the road to clean and sober. We’ll guide you from detox to inpatient treatment to aftercare in one of the most beautiful areas in California. Contact us today, and let us help you get free of your addiction!  

Dangers of Taking Xanax Frequently

Even if taken as prescribed, using Xanax still requires caution because it can be dangerous when mixed with other drugs, including alcohol. 

Is your or your loved one’s Xanax use dangerous? Read our informational page about this drug and how to get help.

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