Xanax (known generically as alprazolam) is a fast-acting prescription medication used to treat panic attacks and other anxiety disorders. Part of the benzodiazepine class of drugs, Xanax is intended as a short-term treatment because extended use can lead to addiction. People who abruptly stop taking Xanax after prolonged use often experience painful physical and mental symptoms known as Xanax withdrawal. Without medical help, Xanax withdrawal can be life-threatening. Symptoms include vomiting, tremors, and potentially fatal seizures.
The Risks of Stopping Xanax Cold Turkey
When it comes to Xanax (alprazolam), it can be a slippery, and even deadly, slope to fall into if an addicted user abruptly stops taking the drug (known as “going cold turkey”). To avoid possible seizures and death, it is extremely important to taper off this tranquilizer with the supervision of a medical professional.
If you or your loved one are thinking about quitting the use of Xanax or is in the quitting and withdrawal process, we insist that you reach out to Drug Treatment Center Finder to find a detox and treatment center so that you can get the safe help you need. These withdrawal symptoms don’t have to be worse than they already are. We can make this process less painful for you or your loved one today.
Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms
Common Xanax Withdrawal Signs and Symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms or benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms are a painful process when it comes to emotions, the physical body, and one’s mental well-being. With our help, we can guide you through withdrawal in order to avoid any permanent brain and/or organ damage, as well as death. Death is a huge possibility, as with any benzodiazepine withdrawal, and is to be taken seriously. Mood and mind-altering substances are not to be messed with it comes to withdrawal. If you or your loved one need help, please call our 24-7 hotline of drug and alcohol specialists at (855) 619-8070 today.
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Blurred Vision
- Heart Palpitations
- Numb Fingers
- Mood Swings
- Possible Death
Xanax Withdrawal Timeline
Xanax Schedule for Detox
Below is a summary of how long the timeline may be, and with help, the Xanax schedule for detox does not have to be so unbearable to endure. It is important to keep in mind that everyone is different and symptoms may be more or less severe than others, as well as more prolonged than others depending on how long the benzo was taken, how often it was taken, and what the dosage taken was for the user.
Xanax Withdrawal Detox and Treatment
Detox can be a dangerous process if it is not supervised by a medical professional. Described as a hellish and incredibly painful process, with the help of professionals, it does not have to be that torturous. Our detox centers and drug treatment facilities are packed full of tools and the means to go through this process as much ease as possible. If you or your loved one attempts to withdraw from Xanax alone, there is a large risk of seizures and possible death. For help, please check out our Find a Rehab section to locate a detox/treatment center near you or at your city and state of choice. You’re just a click away to freedom from active addiction. You do not have to endure this alone.