Xanax Abuse and Intervention Services

Alprazolam is a drug better known as Xanax. This medicine is prescribed to treat those who suffer from anxiety, and is often abused heavily by some users. In  many cases, an addiction to Xanax goes hand in hand with an addiction to other drugs or alcohol. It is not uncommon for a doctor to prescribe a  depressed patient Xanax without realizing they are battling an addiction to either alcohol or additional drugs. When Xanax is mixed with drugs or alcohol it becomes dangerous and easier to overdose on. 

Intervention For Anxiety Suffers Who Abuse Xanax

There has been a call for families of patients addicted to Xanax to better understand the risks that come with this addiction. In the majority of interventions when a person is addicted to Xanax and other drugs, their family sees that they can't make their own decisions rationally. 

Those abusing Xanax are accustomed to being in control of their own drug use. The typical addict tries to convince his or her family that he or she will get better by stating their intention to quit the drug. The problem with this is that an addict does not get better just because they say they will. Yet they continue to reassure their family that they will quit, while continuing to take Xanax any chance they get. Of all the people who may consider an intervention for a loved one addicted to Xanax, the addict's family is the last of them to resort to this tactic. However, families must be the first line of defense in getting an addict to quit. 

What Goes Into A Xanax Addiction?

Used correctly, Xanax can be a medication that effectively helps people manage their depression or anxiety. Yet when an addict is abusing Xanax, their health is always in danger. 

Solo Xanax Addictions are less common than:

  • alcohol and Xanax abuse interventions
  • opiates and Xanax abusive interventions
  • cocaine and Xanax interventions 

In many cases a Xanax addict requires an intervention because they are taking the drug in conjunction with other drugs. The mixing of multiple medications makes it more likely an addict will overdose and possibly even die. For example, addicts who use cocaine will often rely on Xanax to take the edge off their high and to ward off depression, as well as to be able to sleep. 

Abuse Of Prescription Medications

When the majority of interventions are done on Xanax addicts it is because their cognitive function has been compromised and because they experience severe difficulty with motor skills or loss of them altogether. Many patients taking Xanax feel as if they can take as much of it as they want. Interventions are designed to show them that their thought process, in this case, is wrong. 

Requesting An Intervention For A Xanax Addict

The number of Addiction Advocates Interventions have risen in recent years, as using it can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. Most of the time, families of addicts wait so long to ask for an intervention that their loved one's addiction has become just as destructive to them. Every case of addiction is one in which there are many victims in addition to the addict themselves. Many people who engage in substance abuse falsely believe that their addiction is a victimless crime and this is never actually the case. 

Any family that takes the time and the initiative to seek out a Xanax intervention program for their loved one will have more success than those families who believe they can cure the addict themselves. Families have no power to make their loved one's drug addiction go away, as professional help is nearly always necessary. An interventionist can take the necessary steps to convince an addict to enter and follow a treatment program.