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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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I know my addictions.my Xanax (alprazolam) is not an addiction.i take it as prescribed. On subox I don't take it. underlying issues are being helped.when will stims for ADHD be okay for me. Non stims don't work.

I know my addictions.my Xanax (alprazolam) is not an addiction.i take it as prescribed. On subox I don't take it. underlying issues are being helped.when will stims for ADHD be  okay for me. Non stims don't work.

Suboxone & ADHD : Extreme caution should be used when considering prescribing an addictive medication to a pt w/ history of addiction. History of addiction is a risk factor for developing any new addiction. History of addiction to stimulating drugs (ccn, meth) wld also point to even hier risk of developing addiction to rx'ed stimulants. Talk with ur doc about the specific risk benefits and side effects in ur case. ...Read more

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I have an addiction to xanax to where I have seizures will temazapam help get rid of withdraws and reduce chance of seizure?

I have an addiction to xanax to where I have seizures will temazapam help get rid of withdraws and reduce chance of seizure?

Taper,: Recommend tapering Xanax slowly. Duration of taper will depend on duration of use in the past. Would recommend taking phenobarbital short course to help with withdrawal symptoms ...Read more

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Almost 2 weeks in rehab and therapy for Xanax (alprazolam) alcohol , how does he feel at this point? I have read a lat abot addiction Xanax (alprazolam) , alcohol and i worry

Almost 2 weeks in rehab and therapy for Xanax (alprazolam)  alcohol  , how  does he feel at this point? I have read a lat abot addiction Xanax (alprazolam) , alcohol and i worry

Al-Anon: If he's in treatment all u can do is support him to do what he needs to do. One way u can do that & also get help for the way u are feeling @ the same time is by attending al-anon meetings & getting a sponsor to help u. Al-anon was started by the wives of the 2 co-founders of aa. They realized that even tho their husbands were sober they were not happy. Great support & info @ www.Al-anon.Org. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could rehab deal with a benadryl/xanax addiction?

Can you help? Could rehab deal with a benadryl/xanax addiction?

Yes: Xanax of course if a well known substance of abuse. However, the addiction Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not unheard of and is dealt with at any reputable substance abuse center or by any professional with experience dealing with the myriad presentations of addiction. ...Read more

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I have an Xanax (alprazolam) addiction what to do?

I have an Xanax (alprazolam) addiction what to do?

Great question!: Do not stop taking xanax (alprazolam) by yourself. Consult a professional about tapering off xanax (alprazolam) or other sedatives. Some people need to be hospitalized to safely detox from sedatives. You will need lots of support to recover from addiction. Aa and na are 2 possibilities. Smart recovery uses cognitive-behavioral principles. You can find these resources on the internet. Don't do alone - ask for help. ...Read more

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How could i identify a Xanax (alprazolam) addiction?

How could i identify a Xanax (alprazolam) addiction?

4 C's of addiction: Addiction is when you cannot consistently control your use (taking more than prescribed, buying off the street, etc.), are obsessed/compulsive about the use, have craving, and continue to use despite adverse consequences (legal, relationships, medical, etc.). That's the short version of a definition of addiction. Tolerance and withdrawal can occur in people who are or are not addicted. ...Read more

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What do I do to break a Xanax (alprazolam) addiction?

What do I do to break a Xanax (alprazolam) addiction?

Slow taper: Begin to taper off of the Xanax (alprazolam) very very slowly and at the same time create something in your life that might support you and protect you from anxiety. For example exercise is a great medicine for anxiety and can be very helpful when going through a taper. Also a well balanced diet, nutritional supplements, good sleep and relaxation exercises are helpful. You need a doctors help to taper off. ...Read more

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Do you think the Xanax (alprazolam) will help with my food addiction?

Not Good Idea: Many believe that some develop a relationship with food that triggers pleasure center in the brain in the same way that drugs like Cocaine do, causing Dopamine release & repeated patterns of reward & addictive seeking out of substance. Xanax (alprazolam) is also addictive & you would be replacing one substance for another or multiplying your addictions. Seek out 12 step program and counseling. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more