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Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

Every type of drug has their own signs and symptoms, but some of the common symptoms of abuse include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Unsteady walking
  • Sweating
  • Poor coordination
  • Low blood pressure
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Poor judgment

Withdrawal

Prolonged usage makes ones brain and body so dependent on Xanax that it becomes difficult to abruptly cease dosage. Immediately quitting xanax after a long period of use may result in undesirable consequences reaching all aspects of a persons life.

Some of these effects include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Hallucinations
  • Vertigo
  • Drowsiness
  • Agitation
  • Rage
  • Hostility
  • Increased risk of suicide

Certain personality disorders may also occur following abrupt withdrawal from a high dosage of Xanax. A person may find himself no longer interested in social interactions or career prospects. Avoiding extra-curricular activities may become a norm due to excessive fatigue and lack of confidence.

If you or a loved one is going through withdrawal symptoms, it is best seek a rehab center where you can be under the care of trained professionals.

Causes of Abuse

People abuse prescription drugs for a lot of reasons. Some of these reasons are as follows:

  • Feeling great and getting the feeling of being high
  • Helping themselves to relax and feel relieved
  • Increasing alertness
  • Preventing symptoms of withdrawal
  • Social and peer acceptance
  • Improving concentration and overall work performance

Symptoms of Opiate Addiction

Recognizing opiate addiction is easy!

Keep a look out for the following symptoms:

  • Excessive sleeping
  • Decrease personal hygiene
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of interest in life
  • Increased urge to consume opiates
  • Weight loss