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Does Xanax (alprazolam) work for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not a good idea

While Xanax (alprazolam) could help with some symptoms, it is never used this way in a medical setting.
Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting and one of the most addictive benzodiazipines. It itself has the highest risk of seizures if withdrawaling from it. Since not doctor who is familar with treating alcohol withdrawal would use it, i suspect you are trying to withdrawal yourself. Don't do it find a qualified physician.

In brief: Not a good idea

While Xanax (alprazolam) could help with some symptoms, it is never used this way in a medical setting.
Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting and one of the most addictive benzodiazipines. It itself has the highest risk of seizures if withdrawaling from it. Since not doctor who is familar with treating alcohol withdrawal would use it, i suspect you are trying to withdrawal yourself. Don't do it find a qualified physician.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Not good idea

Yeah, but then how do you get off the xanax, (alprazolam) whose withdrawal is actually far worse than alcohol? If you are having recurrent withdrawal symptoms, even mild ones, it tells me you have a moderately severe alcohol problem, which you are looking to treat by yourself.
You are the one who got yourself into this to begin with, you are not likely the one who will get you out. Get help. Talk 2 ur doctor.

In brief: Not good idea

Yeah, but then how do you get off the xanax, (alprazolam) whose withdrawal is actually far worse than alcohol? If you are having recurrent withdrawal symptoms, even mild ones, it tells me you have a moderately severe alcohol problem, which you are looking to treat by yourself.
You are the one who got yourself into this to begin with, you are not likely the one who will get you out. Get help. Talk 2 ur doctor.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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