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    College Female Struggling With A Xanax Addiction

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    College Female Struggling With A Xanax Addiction

    Caller: A 19-year-old female friend

    Problem: Addiction to Xanax and Alprazolam

    Seeking: Drug rehab that will get rid of her addictions

    Reason(s): A 19-year-old female in college calling about her best friend of the same age that is struggling with a Xanax addiction. After speaking with her best friend, she determined that the female struggling with addiction was worried about heading to a college where none of her other friends attended. Instead of prescribing proper nutrition and exercise and further diagnosing, the doctor immediately prescribed Xanax. Even though she admits the instructions were to “take one when you are feeling anxious,” she quickly started taking more than prescribed, eventually needing them throughout the day to calm her nerves. Even though the prescribing physician agreed to increase the prescription by a few each month, it was not even close to enough. The caller is worried that the college atmosphere makes it easier for her friend to get prescription medication for only a few dollars. She is worried that the addiction is only going to keep increasing after reading more about Alprazolam online. After talking to her friend, she says it is clear that she wants help, but does not know where to turn. She is also afraid of turning to the university’s health center because she is afraid something will go on her record. Because her friend’s parents are unaware of the addiction, she would like to know if there is a way to receive treatment that could be scheduled around classes or while she is on break.

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    2 Responses to “College Female Struggling With A Xanax Addiction”

    1. Our doctors need to get their heads screwed on straight! They are not helping people solve anything by medicating for every little worry…just lining their pockets for years to come by making more addicts. I wish you the best in finding help for your friend.

    2. My brother went through something similar to this. I wanted to pound the doc’s fingers to pieces for even prescribing xanax without going further into the details of my bro’s condition! I agree with you there, dragonfly398… many docs need to get their heads screwed tighter … or they screw some more peeps like my bro – who seriously just need to get emotional support, change of lifestyle, nudge towards learning how to relax and de-stress and all. but no, the wacko docs find it easier to give these folks xanax and other prescrip meds and push them towards addiction! fools! they ought to be sued!!!

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