At some point throughout the day, we like to turn to special “miracle substances” to help us cope with minor problems. Some of you may grab a cup of coffee or a caffeine-infused chocolate to give a lasting kick to get through work. On the other hand, hundreds of thousands of us will grab a Tylenol or another type of NSAID to deal with pesky headaches, menstrual cramps, or minor muscle pulls. Drugs can help under specific circumstances, but the situation becomes definitively dangerous when prescription pills are involved. For example, have you ever heard of someone “popping a Xanax” to relax before a date? Unfortunately, this is an all too common part of reality, as well as an extremely dangerous one. Let’s take a closer look at the “socially acceptable drug” called Xanax.
A Natural Appeal
Imagine hearing someone talk about how he took a mixture of benzodiazepines (like Xanax) and alcohol on a daily basis. In the back of your mind, you would probably think he is lucky to be alive. Based on the information about the drug itself, you can easily see why many people would be attracted to Xanax. For many people, “popping a benzo” is the equivalent of reaching nirvana, particularly if they have to endure stressful situations prior. After a while, though, this drug will start to eat away at the brain and force the user to consume more and more (creating a chemical dependency).
Deadly Coping Mechanism
In a terrifying yet (in a strange way) understandable twist, Xanax and other benzos have become a standard “socially acceptable drug.” After all, what would you protest more: prescription pill use or heroin use? Herein lies the dangers of Xanax. As people start to take these supposedly safe drugs, hundreds more are suffering from night sweats and fits of emotional terror. That does not sound like a “socially acceptable” situation.
Seeking Treatment for Prescription Drug Abuse or Addiction
Addiction recovery will never be an easy road to travel, especially for people who have formed a seemingly unbreakable bond with dangerous substances. In the midst of a drug crisis, no potentially addictive substance should ever be considered “acceptable.” Antidepressants, steroids, and opioids can all trigger similar forms of addiction and can wreak havoc on your brain and body. The good new is that you can easily find relief for your problem, no matter how severe it may be.
If you are suffering from a severe case of drug abuse or addiction or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process detox and withdrawal and guide you through each step of the rehabilitation process to help you overcome your attachment to dangerous drugs.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.