Addiction Treatment

Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

Written By:

Becky Babb

mixing xanax and alcohol

It’s mind-blowing to think anyone would mix two depressants without a clear understanding of what might happen. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what people are doing when they mix Xanax and alcohol. If that sounds like a bad idea, let us assure you it’s a very bad idea.  In the sections below, we will discuss the dangers of mixing Xanax and alcohol. We’ll also take a look at combating the kind of addiction that would drive someone to do something so dangerous, that would need intervention at a drug detox program.

What Can Happen if You Mix Xanax and Alcohol?

Most people in their teens or older are aware of the effects of drinking alcohol, but few know about the prescription medication Xanax. Doctors and psychiatrists prescribe this drug to treat anxiety disorder and panic disorders because it acts on the central nervous system to calm the patient.

Interestingly, that’s exactly the same thing that happens with alcohol, which also suppresses the central nervous system. You have probably started to realize that this sounds like a problem. Indeed, it’s a big problem that can put someone physically in harm’s way.

The combination of two suppressants like Xanax and alcohol will do two things. First, it will increase the effect of both substances, essentially rendering the substance abuser lethargic and confused. Second, taking both substances simultaneously will lengthen the amount of time it takes the body to fully metabolize both of them. In a nutshell, mixing Xanax and alcohol will result in twice the effect, lasting twice as long as either substance by itself. Does that sound dangerous? We should all be able to agree that it does.

Taking Xanax With Alcohol Addiction Can Have Serious Side Effects

The worst thing that could happen is you falling victim to both these substances at the same time. We know that people who mix Xanax with alcohol are usually doing so for the desired effect. They want to intensify the effects of one substance or the other. That’s addictive thinking.

If you are thinking that way, it might be time to consider an alcohol addiction treatment program. With a focus on treating your addiction and keeping you from making any more bad decisions, we can help.

When you enter the facility, our staff members will want to question you about your addiction. The information you provide will give them a better idea of what kind of addiction treatment program will serve you best.

You can expect to spend your first few days in a medical detox center. This is necessary if your addiction runs deep enough to expose you to potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. If we can help you safely detox past your cravings and withdrawal, you’ll be in a better frame of mind for therapy.

During therapy, it’s great if you can open your heart and soul to your therapist. The best chance they have of helping you is knowing the truth about the causes of your addiction. With that information in hand, they’ll be able to help you build the life skills you will need to stay sober.

Getting Treatment for Xanax and Alcohol Addiction

Upon entering our rehab facility, you’ll see that we take a very modern approach to treating addictions. Our goal is always the same. We want to make sure our clients get the right treatment so that they can experience the best possible results. Here’s a partial list of our treatment services: evidence-based therapies including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Group Therapy Program
  • Family Therapy Program
  • Individual Therapy Program
  • Holistic Treatment Program

If you have been mixing Xanax with alcohol, we beg you to stop. The probability that you have an addiction to one substance is more than enough for you to deal with right now. What you need to focus on is getting treatment for your addiction before it’s too late. At The Last Resort, we can surely find a treatment option that delivers what you need. Start the treatment process right away with a call.

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