How Does Xanax Work?

There could be any number of reasons why you’re wondering how Xanax works. Maybe you’re curious why it’s prescribed, or perhaps you’ve received a prescription yourself. Or, unfortunately, maybe you or a loved one have begun abusing Xanax and are suffering from benzodiazepine addiction. If that’s the case, there is help out there. Professional treatments provide the support and resources to help you detox from benzodiazepines like Xanax in the comfort of your own home. But before getting into that and understanding why it’s so addictive, here is some background on how Xanax works.

Xanax, generically known as “alprazolam,” is a benzodiazepine. It’s a strong medication used to treat mental health issues like panic and anxiety disorders. Like all benzodiazepines, Xanax has a direct effect on your brain chemistry.

Specifically, Xanax enhances the effects of a neurotransmitter called “GABA.” GABA is a type of neurotransmitter that helps produce a calming effect. Xanax enhances that effect. In other words, Xanax makes you calmer. That’s why it’s often prescribed to treat panic disorders and anxiety.

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There are certainly success stories for treating anxiety and panic disorders with Xanax. But it is also borderline-notorious for being so addicting. People become addicted to the calming effect and start abusing their prescriptions, often taking more than directed to maximize the feeling. Like any addiction, this is a disease, and an extremely dangerous one.

Xanax abuse can wreak havoc on virtually every aspect of your life. Causing debilitating mental health issues like:

  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Interpersonal and social conflict
  • Affects your health
  • Affects your vision, motor skills, and more

In-Home Benzodiazepine Treatment at Elite Home Detox

Addictions to “benzos” like Xanax are hard to beat. But with our expertise and support, you will get unparalleled, medically supervised at-home detox and treatment to make the process as easy as possible.

With your privacy in mind, our expert team will provide you with 24/7 in-home, on-call care when you are tackling your detox. And we’ll help you to stay healthy, giving you the aftercare support you need to stay sober. We offer the highest levels of professionalism, comfort, and discretion.

Contact us today to discuss in-home benzodiazepine addiction treatment. You can and will gain control back over your life, and we’re here to help.


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