Xanax Abuse Possible in Son of Missing Connecticut Man

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Xanax Abuse Possible in Son of Missing Connecticut Man

A raid on the home of Kyle Navin, 27, allegedly turned up bottles of the prescription drugs Xanax and oxycodone, as well as two firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition. Navin’s parents, Jeffrey and Jeanette of Easton, have been missing since last month. Police recently learned that the couple owed more than $2 million, even though relatives have denied that the debt was related to their disappearance.

Xanax abuse is characterized by taking higher doses of the sedative medication than the doctor prescribed. Of course, taking the medication for recreational purposes or taking pills that were prescribed for someone else also constitute Xanax abuse.

Xanax abuse can cause adverse side effects in many people, including dependence, tolerance and addiction. 

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What is Xanax?

Xanax is the trade name for alprazolam, which is a benzodiazepine medication commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It may also be used to treat sleep disorders and epilepsy in some patients. The sedative drug is a central nervous system depressant that binds to specific neurotransmitters within the brain.

Alprazolam is a Schedule IV drug under the Controlled Substances Act due to its accepted medical uses and its low potential for abuse relative to other controlled drugs.  Similar drugs in the same family as Xanax include diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), and lorazepam (Ativan).

Xanax is the most frequently-prescribed benzodiazepine drug and the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medication in America. It is also the most commonly abused benzodiazepine medication. Common street names for Xanax include zannies, zanny bars, bennies, downers or X’s.

Xanax Abuse and Addiction

Xanax is an addictive prescription medication. The US National Library of Medicine states that Xanax can be addictive if it is used for a prolonged period of time. The warnings also point out that taking the medication precisely as the doctor prescribed can also result in addiction.  The risk of developing dependence or addiction to the drug is greatly increased if the person doesn’t have a valid medical reason for use.

Getting Help

There are many drug treatment centers in the New Britain area, highly qualified to treat your Xanax abuse problem. In addition, attending a Narcotics Anonymous meeting (http://ctna.org/) will let you bond with fellow and recovering addicts.

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