Xanax is Highly Addictive, We Can Help

In 1981 Xanax was released and within two years became a blockbuster drug. Xanax has a fast onset of action, reaching peak blood levels in 1.5 hours. Xanax is metabolized very rapidly versus other benzodiazepines therefore its effects are felt but also diminish quickly. This short half-life causes a rapid onset of tolerance, where the body calls for higher doses of the drug in an attempt to achieve a calm state.

Xanax, like all Benzodiazepines, exert its action on GABA, the most calming neurotransmitter of the human body.  By continually activating GABA, the inhibitory nature is down regulated, allowing Dopamine levels to increase. Dopamine is the pleasure chemical of the body that are held in check by GABA. The continued use of Xanax and subsequent spikes in Dopamine cause worsening dependency. Dependence down regulates the GABA receptors and the initial calming effect of Xanax is replaced with anxiety, fear, insomnia and pain as GABA, Serotonin and Dopamine levels reduce in response to the addiction. This may explain why so many experience serious depression in benzodiazepine withdrawal.

Xanax should only be prescribed for very short periods of time (7-10 consecutive days) and yet too many are given Xanax for months or years.

Recovering from Xanax dependence takes time and dedication, as natural GABA must be restored to feel normal again.  This process can be done under our careful guidance and is why our nonprofit was formed. Our team of benzodiazepine experts can help you recover as we have.

While a slow taper is crucial for success, many need relief from the withdrawals to taper at any rate.  This is why our program utilizes calming nutraceuticals to quiet the benzo fire. If you or a loved one is struggling with Xanax addiction, our nonprofit can help. 

Our team of experts utilizes slow titration schedules combined with calming Nutraceuticals to ease Xanax withdrawal symptoms. We have helped people in 73 countries over the last 11 years and we can also help you.

If you'd like our assistance to taper Xanax please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.

How Point of Return can Help You

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Xanax while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to ease symptoms.  Xanax is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Benzodiazepine withdrawals.

How Our Xanax Withdrawal Program Works:

  • Personal experience with Xanax withdrawal brings a compassion to our guidance.
  • Specially developed nutraceuticals allow a natural approach to help minimize troubling Xanax withdrawal symptoms.
  • Interaction items are outlined so additional Xanax withdrawal symptoms are avoided..
  • Xanax tapering does not have to be frightening. We taper slowly while supporting the nervous system.
  • Escape Xanax addiction and begin regaining your life today.



Included in Your Xanax Withdrawal Program

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*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper


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Xanax abrupt discontinuation symptoms may include:

anxiety, blurred vision, decreased concentration, decreased mental clarity, depression, diarrhea, headache, heightened awareness of noise or bright lights, hot flushes, impaired sense of smell, insomnia, loss of appetite, loss of reality, muscle cramps, nervousness, rapid breathing, seizures, tingling sensation, tremor, twitching, weight loss

Xanax side effects may include:

abdominal discomfort, abnormal involuntary movement, agitation, allergies, anxiety, blurred vision, chest pain, confusion, constipation, decreased or increased sex drive, depression, diarrhea, difficult urination, dream abnormalities, drowsiness, dry mouth, fainting, fatigue, fluid retention, headache, hyperventilation (too frequent or too deep breathing), inability to fall asleep, increase or decrease in appetite, increased or decreased salivation, impaired memory, irritability, lack of or decreased coordination, light-headedness, low blood pressure, menstrual problems, muscular twitching, nausea and vomiting, nervousness, painful menstruation, palpitations, rapid heartbeat, rash, restlessness, ringing in the ears, sedation, sexual dysfunction, skin inflammation, speech difficulties, stiffness, stuffy nose, sweating, tiredness/sleepiness, tremors, upper respiratory infections, weakness, or weight gain, Abnormal muscle tone, arm or leg pain, concentration difficulties, dizziness, double vision, fear, hallucinations, hot flushes, inability to control urination or bowel movements, infection, itching, joint pain, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, muscle plasticity, rage, seizures, shortness of breath, sleep disturbances, slurred speech, stimulation, talkativeness, taste alterations, temporary memory loss, tingling or pins and needles, uninhibited behavior, urine retention, weakness in muscle and bone, yellow eyes and skin


Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:

abdominal pains, aching, agoraphobia, anxiety, blurred vision, body vibrations, changes in perception, diarrhea, distended abdomen, feeling of unreality, flu-like symptoms, flatulence, food cravings, hair loss, heart palpitations, heavy limbs, increased allergies, increased sense of smell, insomnia, lethargy, loss of balance, metallic taste, muscle spasms, nightmares, panic attacks, paranoia, persistent & unpleasant memories, severe headaches, shaking, short term memory loss, sore mouth and tongue, sound & light sensitivity, speech difficulties, sweating, suicidal thoughts, tinnitus, unusually sensitive, fear

What is Xanax

(Alprazolam, Niravam, Xanor, Kalma, Tafil, Alprox, Frontal)

Xanax (Alprazolam) is a potent short-acting benzodiazepine that possesses anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), sedative, hypnotic, anticonvulsant and amnestic (loss of memory) properties. Xanax is the most misused benzodiazepine in the United States. Tolerance to the therapeutic effects can occur within a short period of time and long term use is greater than 10-14 days, necessitating higher levels of Xanax to produce the calming effect. Physical dependence commonly occurs as a result of using Xanax and is characterized by a withdrawal and rebound symptoms thus necessitate a gradual reduction in dosage to minimize any withdrawal symptoms.

Xanax Withdrawal can cause a multitude of debilitating symptoms. A slow titration is key to a successful benzodiazepine taper, as is eliminating interaction items.

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    Disclaimer: *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and must be done with their consent and support. More...

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People We've Helped

My healing began with Point of Return!

"It has been one year this month of September since I began the program and today I am free of drugs." -Laura S., (Colorado) Effexor, Mirtazapam, Xanax, Tramadol

I was a poster child for the program!

"I followed it religiously and strived to make every day count toward my success. Within a few weeks I was feeling better." -Wendy H., (Texas) Restoril, Klonopin, Xanax, Ativan


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