Anxiety May Not Need A Pill For Relief

We live in a society that sells a pill for each time we are the least bit uncomfortable. Therefore, it is not unusual that patients in chemical dependency treatment centers arrive addicted to all kinds of pills. One fairly common class of medications is those prescribed to treat anxiety symptoms. Although medication can help reduce anxiety symptoms, it comes at a cost. Many of the medications used to treat anxiety symptoms are addictive and anxiety medications do not fix anxiety problems, they simply manage the symptoms temporarily.

A number of patients who are How to Buy Xanax 1 Mg Online without Prescription prescribed addictive medication to treat anxiety become addicted Buy Xanax Online to that medication and eventually find themselves in treatment, perhaps even for an addiction to another substance. While in treatment, the staff has choices in helping reduce the patient/client’s anxiety:

1. Continue the anxiety reducing medication that the patient has become addicted to.

Certainly, the patient is already familiar with that drug and may experience less anxiety staying on it rather than anticipating a medication change. This is likely the least common option… trying to help a person who is addicted resume taking their addictive medication as prescribed by their physician. Let’s use Xanax, a common anti-anxiety medication, as an example. The generic name for Xanax is Alprazolam and it is classified as a “benzodiazepine tranquilizer, a central-nervous system depressant… [that] can be addictive… and drug withdrawal may develop if you stop taking it after only 4 weeks of regular use. (a)” For some individuals, it is difficult to use the medication only as prescribed. For some patients, this medication also appears to whet the appetite for other addictive substances, such as alcohol. As one might guess, addictive medications are rarely continued once a patient enters chemical dependency treatment. They are also very risky to use when a patient is in recovery, since using these types of anxiety medications can significantly increase the risk for relapse to not only other benzodiazepines, but also other addictive substances (e.g., alcohol).

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