Behavioral symptoms of Xanax addiction might include:
Those that have developed a physical dependency on a drug will find that they quit by themselves no matter how dire the consequences. Xanax addicts might lose their jobs or their friends and still find that they can’t find the motivation to put down the drug for more than a day or two.
- A lack of motivation or interest in activities and hobbies that used to be enjoyed
Those who are struggling with a drug addiction will begin focusing exclusively on the drug they’re using. Hobbies and activities that were previously enjoyed will fall by the wayside, and Xanax will take the spotlight.
- Legal issues that directly result from compulsive Xanax use
Those who struggle with drug addiction will face legal issues, especially when they run out of the money necessary to support their habit. Xanax abusers very commonly resort to stealing in order to continue paying for their supply, seeing as the street value of prescription medications is extremely high.
- In inability to stop using Xanax beside repeated attempts to quit and/or cut back
Those who are addicted to Xanax will have a multitude of reasons to stop using. Either they have suffered interpersonal issues, their performance at work or school has been compromised or they are facing legal or health-related issues. Still, despite every attempt to quit they find themselves unable.
Those who abuse Xanax on a regular basis lose their ability to engage in rational thinking – and all of their inhibitions. Xanax use leads to “blacking out” for periods of time, especially when used in combination with alcohol or other drugs. Xanax abuse can lead people to drive under the influence, engage in promiscuous and unprotected sex or do other things that they would never normally do.
Those who are abusing Xanax will want to continue abusing Xanax, therefore they’ll be extremely secretive about what they’re doing in their free time. One good way to determine whether or not someone close to you is abusing drugs is by gauging how much time they spend with others versus how much time they spend alone.
- Major changes in interpersonal relationships
Interpersonal relationships will suffer immensely. Those who were once close to their friends and family members will push them away so that they can keep their addiction as private as possible. If you know someone who suddenly began to neglect his or her friends and family members it might be because he or she is struggling with a substance dependency disorder.
This means that the person who is struggling with a Xanax addiction goes around to different doctors in hopes of getting more than one prescription at a time. Doctor shopping is very common among those who are abusing a prescription medication – specifically intended to treat a psychiatric disorder.