Impacts of Xanax on your Brain 

May 8, 2023 | Rehab

Benzodiazepines are excellent medicines to cure illnesses like anxiety, depression, panic disorder, PTSD, etc. Out of all types of benzos available, Xanax is the most effective form of the drug. It works as a nervous system depressant and helps you calm down during anxiety or panic attacks. 

However, there’s one downside to consuming Xanax. It is that the drug leaves a permanent impact on your brain. Also, Xanax is one of the highly addictive prescription drugs. Thus, it is always advised to use the drug wisely. 

Let us read further to learn more about the impacts of Xanax on your brain

What are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines are a form of prescription drug that is given to ease brain activity. These work perfectly in times of excess stress like anxiety and panic. Benzodiazepines function by producing larger amounts of GABA and dopamine. These chemicals, which are otherwise produced naturally by your brain are responsible for sensations like happiness, pleasure, etc. 

Repeated doses of benzodiazepines lead your brain to lose its ability to produce GABA and dopamine naturally. In other words, your brain becomes dependent on benzos to produce these chemicals. This can also be termed a dependency or addiction. 

Benzos addiction can be one tough battle to fight. Thus, it is always recommended to stay away from the drug until extremely necessary. 

Effect of Xanax on your Brain

Xanax is one of the common forms of benzodiazepine. It is frequently prescribed to handle anxiety and panic disorders. However, Xanax too can leave you dependent on itself. A few other effects of Xanax include: 

  1. Panic attacks 
  2. Paranoia 
  3. Confusion 
  4. Losing focus or reduced attention span 
  5. Memory loss 
  6. Trouble comprehending languages 

Prolonged use of Xanax can also impair other brain functions. Some users are also seen losing their ability to understand objects, people, scenarios, etc. This can be an overwhelming experience for the user as well as the people around them. Hence, it is always advised to stay off the drug as much as possible. 

How to Treat Xanax Addiction? 

One of the biggest consequences of consuming Xanax is addiction. The drug holds a high potential to develop an addiction. Unfortunately, it is more difficult to treat Xanax addiction than to treat other disorders. But there’s a way to deal with it too. 

You can enroll in a specialized Xanax addiction treatment program at Taylor Recovery. The center is located in Houston, Texas, and offers multiple specialized drug addiction treatment programs. All our programs are guided by professionals who are also available 24 by 7 to help you.

You can visit our center to get a closer look at our treatment modes and facilities. Contact us now to schedule an appointment!