How to Deal With a Family Member With a Xanax Addiction

One of the most heart breaking things to deal with is a Xanax addicted family member. Xanax side effects can vary amongst persons but include the following:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Floated or disconnected sensation
  • Depressed heartbeat
  • Depressed breathing
  • Excessive sleep and sleepiness
  • Mental confusion
  • Memory loss

When a family member is addicted to Xanax it is hard for them to just stop without help as the withdrawal symptoms can be excruciating. They may experience rapid heartbeat, shaky hands, insomnia, sweating, irritability, anxiety and agitation. Family members while they want to help members with a Xanax addiction often find themselves feeling overwhelmed and helpless and some even give up.

You can help your family member beat their Xanax addiction but it is important to continue to show love and support for your Xanax addicted family member. Xanax addicts who have no support system are twice as likely to continue their abuse as in their mind they have nothing to live for. Always encourage them to get help and be patient with him/her. Consider doing an intervention with a certified and getting them enrolled in a Xanax treatment program.

The Beachcomber treatment center in Delray Beach, Florida offers a unique targeted program for Xanax addiction and other prescription drug addiction. The program includes individualized assessments and treatment plans to meet specific needs following detoxification. Our Center has specialized in addiction treatment since 1976 and is the oldest operating residential program in Florida.