Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms and How to Overcome Them
Learn more about the symptoms of Xanax withdrawal and how to get the help you need to achieve long-term sobriety.
Xanax Withdrawal: Overview
What is Xanax Withdrawal?
Withdrawal from Xanax occurs when an individual who has been using it for an extended period of time stops or reduces their dose. The medicine works by enhancing the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA. This results in a calming effect on the nervous system.
When people take Xanax for an extended period of time, the brain becomes dependent on it to regulate GABA activity. Stopping or reducing Xanax use can cause the brain to become unbalanced. This leads to physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms.
Severity and Duration of Xanax Withdrawal
The severity of detoxification symptoms can vary from person to person. It depends on several factors, including how long someone uses the drug, the dosage, and their health.
The duration of Xanax-induced withdrawal can also vary, but it typically lasts for several weeks or even months. The symptoms of withdrawal can include anxiety, insomnia, headache, muscle pain, and tremors. In severe cases, it can cause delirium, fever, panic attacks, and suicidal thoughts.
Additionally, those who abruptly stop the medication or attempt to self-treat their symptoms are at risk of experiencing withdrawal. It is important to seek professional help to manage symptoms effectively and safely.2
Symptoms of Xanax Withdrawal
Xanax-induced withdrawal can cause a range of physical and psychological symptoms. These can vary in severity depending on the individual and their history of Xanax use. Withdrawal symptoms can occur within hours or days of the last dose. They can last anywhere from several days to several months. This depends on the extent of the individual’s dependence on the medication. An overview of the common withdrawal symptoms is detailed below.2
Mild withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Muscle pain
Moderate withdrawal symptoms can include:
- High blood pressure
- Rapid heart rate
- Panic attacks
- Suicidal thoughts
Dangers of Xanax Withdrawal
Potential Health Risks
The Dangers of Self-Treatment or Stopping Xanax Abruptly
The Need for Medical Treatment
Treatment for Xanax Withdrawal
Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Options
How Essence Healthcare Can Help Manage Xanax Withdrawal
Essence Healthcare is a specialized addiction treatment center. We provide comprehensive care and support to anyone going through Xanax withdrawal. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments and therapies to manage withdrawal symptoms, prevent complications, and promote long-term recovery.
Our team of healthcare professionals has extensive experience in treating addiction and withdrawal. We assist in individualized care and support to meet each individual’s unique needs. With our help, individuals can successfully manage withdrawal and avoid relapse.
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