Overdose from Xanax Abuse
Currently, in the United States, disorders resulting from abuse of substances are at an all time high, especially among teenagers. To a great extent this can be attributed to the availability of over-the-counter medications which are used outside of their intended context. Teens are the largest group affected when it comes to matters relating to the misuse of Xanax.
Government researchers have estimated that an average of 8.3% of the entire teen population from 12 years and above use standard medications incorrectly to elicit mental highs. There are several brands of these prescription drugs but, the one most abused is Xanax. Despite their recommended legal use, as well as easy availability these substances are very dangerous when consumed for purposes other than for what they were initially intended.
Xanax is medically prescribed to bring relief for anxiety, stress, and mild depression. However when consumed out of proper context Xanax can lead to severe body stress.
- Sleep loss
- Mental exhaustion
- Among other conditions
Nevertheless there are some abusers who become addicts without them even knowing that this has happened.
This occurs during appropriate medication, the body is unable to adjust to the correct dosage as needed. Consequently the addict feels as if their body can’t function without having a certain dosage amount each day. In such cases, the addiction to Xanax usually occurs when the user doesn’t follow instructions which were provided during the prescribing process.
Heavy Xanax abusers can experience quite excruciating and very treacherous withdrawal symptoms that may include: elevated anxiety, seizures and repetitive tremors. If one has an excessive overdose it can lead to a ‘blackout’ and in some cases it can result in coma or, even death.
When taken orally or pounded and rolled into a coil for purposes of smoking, this drug can lead to grave infections, especially when the chemical comes into contact with blood within your body. Howeover heart disease, coronary clogging, and numerous kinds of cancer, may affect the user.
Prescription medication abuse may vary from simple stimulants and depressives to more intense opiates as well as sedatives.Xanax is an anti-depressant drug that can lead to mental confusion and bouts of addiction when taken out of its proper context. A patient can have a physical dependency for Xanax to an extent that he or she would not be in any condition to carry on with daily routine chores without first taking a dose of Xanax.
Despite the false belief that these prescription drugs are much safer than the notorious street drugs, there are several thousand individuals who actually perish from abuse of these drugs every year.
In some cases, prescription medications can be potentially dangerous if consumed by children under a given age. This is mainly because their bodies are not able to adjust to the new chemical predispositions that are contained in Xanax.
The current upsurge of internet drug sales has made this drug more available for convenient sale and at cut-rate costs, there for making it more available within the United States.