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Xanax Abuse, Other Prescription Drugs Combatted in New Jersey

Federal agencies are teaming up with local police departments in an effort to educate the community on prescription drug abuse and offer opportunities to clean out expired and unused medications. Operation Take Back is headed by the New Jersey division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

Xanax abuse is a serious problem that can transition into addiction. If you or a loved one is abusing prescription drugs such as this, call drug rehab centers Belleville today.

Health Effects of Xanax Abuse

Xanax is a central nervous system depressant that affects how the brain functions. The side effects of Xanax abuse include:

–       Headaches

–       Blurred vision

–       Drowsiness

–       Dizziness

–       Fatigue

–       Nausea or vomiting

–       Lack of coordination

–       Slurred speech

–       Tremors

–       Memory problems and amnesia

–       Confusion

–       Lack of focus

–       Loss of libido

Chronic abuse of sedative medications can also cause severe psychological disorders, including:

–       Depression

–       Psychotic episodes

–       Aggression

–       Delirium

–       Impaired cognitive function

It is possible to overdose on alprazolam medication, which can cause some severe symptoms that require emergency medical assistance. Symptoms of overdose include:

–       Low blood pressure

–       Fainting

–       Loss of balance

–       Muscle weakness

–       Shallow breathing

When taken on its own alprazolam has a low risk of causing death by overdose. Approximately 1 percent of drug overdose deaths where the patient mentioned Xanax were the result of taking large doses of Xanax alone.

Approximately 50 percent of overdose deaths were the result of combining either cocaine or methadone with Xanax. Combining the benzodiazepine medication with alcohol also resulted in a large percentage of overdose deaths. Other drugs commonly combined with Xanax include antidepressants and opiates.

Treatment for Addiction or Intense Abuse

Attendance at group meetings helps people in recovery recognize they’re not going through their ordeal alone. In fact, group meetings also allow the person to develop strong support networks and social connections among like-minded peers all aiming towards sobriety.

In order to prevent relapsing back to drug abuse, it’s important to contact drug rehab centers Belleville. Make this crucial step and take your life back today. Dial  (973) 547-8142

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