Xanax Withdrawal

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Xanax Withdrawal

Withdrawal Symptoms

Xanax withdrawal can be scary, painful and even life-threatening, especially if experienced without medical supervision. Some beginning withdrawal symptoms are:

  • Weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness

This can progress to:

  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Uncontrollable tremors
  • Sudden movement of limbs
  • Confusion
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

People taking more than 4 mg per day are especially prone to being physically dependent and to experience seizures when they try to abruptly stop taking Xanax.
The severity of Xanax withdrawal symptoms is dependent on:

  • The amount being taken
  • The length of use
  • The frequency of use
  • Previous or current use of other drugs or alcohol
  • The physical condition of the patient

If you are taking Xanax and want to stop, a medically-assisted withdrawal at Novus Medical Detox will safely, effectively and comfortably assist you to become drug-free.


Overdose symptoms of Xanax can be mild to severe, depending on how much of the drug has been taken and if any other drugs have been taken, especially if alcohol is involved, since both depress the central nervous system.
Xanax overdose symptoms include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fainting when standing up too quickly
  • Shallow breathing
  • Impaired motor functions
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired balance
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fainting
  • Coma and death are possible if Xanax is combined with other substances

Xanax Dangers

According to the most recent statistics, Xanax (and its generic versions) is one of the top 15 drugs taken in the US, with over 44 million prescriptions written in one year. Some of the adverse side effects from taking Xanax with an ordinary prescription can include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Hallucinations
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Respiratory depression
  • Amnesia

And in some cases:

  • Aggression
  • Rage or hostility
  • Twitches or tremor
  • Mania or agitation

Xanax is among the most frequently used drugs for recreational purposes and accounts for 35% of all drug-related visits to hospital emergency rooms and urgent care facilities.

The Novus Solution

At Novus, we know you just want to get your life back, so we have developed the most innovative detox protocols that will help you do that in a relaxed, confidential, private, spa-like setting, on 3+ treed acres with walking paths, a workout gym, a game room, a private or shared room with cable TV and WiFi available throughout the facility. You can see our facility and learn more about the Novus program here.

There is hope for a new life. Call to speak to one of our experienced & caring detox advisors today!

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