How Long Does It Take To Recover From Xanax Addiction?


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Anonymous answered
It is possible that this is related to something other than the Xanax but you should consult your doc. Being sick to one's stomach isn't usually a symptom of stopping this drug ( not sure what you meant by "getting sick"), but there could be more serious affects if you don't taper off of it properly.

Alprazolam is the chemical name for the drug, and it can be habit forming, especially if taken over a long period of time and regular intervals. It takes a long time to safely taper off the drug --your body needs to adjust gradually to lower doses (and the withdrawals can be dangerous if done too quickly). Some plans include reducing the amount ingested by 0.25mg every 1-2 weeks, but only a doctor can help you decide if that is right in your case. Don't stop taking it suddenly, and let aphysician assist who knows you and your body/med history.

Good luck to you.
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Yoshii answered
It really depends how long you have been on xanax. If you have been on them for a long period of time the first week is going to make you feel like you are dying. You have to be supervised when you are trying to get off of them because you could die if you do it cold turkey. You shouldn't be doing this all by yourself. Seizures will come into trying to stop your addiction. This is the worst drug to overcome but think of it as an obstacle in your life you have to overcome. Make sure you go to the doctor. You need to be monitored everyday when you are coming off of it..I wish you the best on overcoming this obstacle in your life. Good luck
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cooper shannon answered
Bezo addiction is dangerous, maybe you might check in, so they can monitor, offer stabilizing amounts of xanax or valium, so you don't suffer detox as badly, again Think about impatient, Benzos are one of the hardest too kick mentally and physically. Good fortune.
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Check out or for more information.  It can take months to recover.
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Anonymous answered
I have been taking xanax for about 7 years. I quit taking it exactly 1 week ago. I was wondering when I will start feeling normal again? I don't feel like doing anything, I don't want to leave my house and I am feeling very jumpy and have only slept for a total of about 8 hours in the last week. When will I be able to sleep? I called my Doctor and told him that I was going to stop taking my medication and he did not suggest I do anything to help w the withdraws or my sleep or anything. Just looking for some info.

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