There are a few signs that the person you care about may be abusing Xanax. While every person is different, most people that abuse Xanax experience the same key symptoms.

  • Changes in the person’s behavior
  • Increasing the amount of Xanax that they take
  • Becoming isolated from friends and family
  • Obsessively thinking about how to get more Xanax if they are running low
  • Continuing to use Xanax even if it has negatively impacted their life
  • Compulsive redosing of the drug to prolong and intensify the effects

The symptoms listed above are just a few indicators that a person may be abusing Xanax and heading toward a road of Physical Addiction.  If you notice the signs above, you should encourage the person to seek help for their Xanax abuse issue.

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

If you noticed any of the following symptoms, the person you are noticing the symptoms it is likely physically addicted to Xanax. These symptoms are most commonly associated with Xanax withdrawal.

  • Shaking of the hands and arms
  • Insomnia
  • Severe rebound anxiety
  • Hallucinations and delusions
  • Seizures

The symptoms above indicate that a person is suffering from a serious physical addiction. People who exhibit the symptoms above when they do not have access to Xanax are in need of a medically assisted detox.

Xanax is one of the most dangerous drugs to withdrawal from alone. Neglecting to get the help of a professional when fighting a physical addiction to Xanax may result in serious consequences, and in some cares even death.

If you suspect that a person you know is abusing Xanax, it is worth it to attempt to have a discussion with them about it. Knowing that they have your support may help to make the recovery process seem less intimidating.

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