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Xanax Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Xanax Withdrawal can cause rebound anxiety and insomnia and due to the short half life of the drug, Xanax is considered one of the more challenging benzodiazepines to come off.  If you want a safe and more comfortable way to come off Xanax, contact Our NonProfit. We have been helping people withdraw safely for over 14 Years and have Prescription Drug Experts on our team. Contact Us.

Me, my husband and my 2 children are so grateful! You saved me and I'm forever grateful for the work you put into this so people like me can have a quality of life during the taper and off the drug! I just can't thank you enough! - Gretchen - Xanax

Xanax (Alprazolam) was first released 1976 and became a blockbuster drug in the United States. Xanax has a fast onset of action with 90% of the peak effect achieved within the first hour. The time-released formation reaches full peak effect in approximately 1-1/2 hours. This short action also contributes to issues of tolerance, where the calming effect diminishes within shorter periods of time. For some, tolerance can occur within a couple of days, necessitating a dosage increase. Rapid withdrawal of Xanax can lead to the under activity of GABA which in turn causes the nervous system to become hyper-excited. Xanax is considered to be more toxic and have a higher overdose risk than other benzodiazepines, leading to more emergency room visits than other benzodiazepines. Insomnia and extreme anxiety are common during a rapid Xanax Withdrawal.  An abrupt or rapid withdrawal can be life-threatening due to the seizure and high blood pressure risk. Xanax must be tapered slowly to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Contact Us if you need help to taper off of Xanax or have questions. 

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Real Results for Xanax Withdrawal

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 help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Xanax withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Xanax correctly.  The success of our program over the past 14 years is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. 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. Read program FAQ page.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Benzodiazepine withdrawals.

We've helped people in 76 counties and every state of the United States


This is a low cost program with proven results. So don't suffer...


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Jessica (Virginia) Xanax

I just wanted to let you know that I'm doing well - thanks to your program. I don't think I could have ever done it alone. Please thank everyone in the office for me.  I am deeply grateful to you all. more...

Diane (USA) Xanax

Between my faith in God and the help of Point of Return, I have been Ambien and Xanax (Alprazolam) free! I am continuing to improve daily. more...

Jeff (USA) Xanax

Key Components of Our In-Home Program

  • Skilled Experts in Prescription Drugs guiding you throughout the process.
  • Professional, kind mentoring
  • Assessment at the onset to determine taper rates, potential interactions, etc.
  • *Nutraceuticals specially formulated to ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process 
  • Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact with any medications
  • Information, advice and direction
  • 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors
  • Email and phone access at no charge
  • Recommendations for addressing symptoms such as gut problems, headaches, pain, etc.
  • Experienced team of committed experts with over 14 years experience
  • Every person at Point of Return has a personal story with these drugs. You are never alone in the process

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Side Effects May Include

Dizziness, sedation (excessive calm), unsteadiness, weakness, agitation, change in appetite, depression, eye function disorders, headache, memory impairment, mental disorientation, nausea, skin problems, sleep disturbance, stomach, intestinal disorders, tolerance and dependency. 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

Abrupt Discontinuation

headaches, terror, increased anxiety, fear, depression, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, irritability, sweating, extreme fatigue, dizziness, derealization or depersonalization, over-sensitivity to sound, numbness/tingling of extremities, hypersensitivity to light or noise, physical contact/perceptual changes, involuntary movements, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, hallucinations, seizures, abdominal cramps, muscle pain, agitation, heart palpitations, tachycardia, panic attacks, over-responsive reflexes, short-term memory loss, and elevated or lowered body temperature, trembling, nausea

Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

sleep disturbance, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, tremor concentration difficulties, sweating, confusion, memory issues, nausea, weight loss, palpitations, muscular pain, stiffness, headache, hallucinations, seizures, psychosis, agoraphobia, blurred vision, body vibrations, changes in perception, diarrhea, distended abdomen, feeling of unreality, flu-like symptoms, flatulence, heavy limbs, increased allergies, increased sense of smell, insomnia, lethargy, loss of balance, metallic taste, muscle spasms, nightmares, paranoia, persistent & unpleasant memories, sore mouth and tongue, sound & light sensitivity, speech difficulties, sweating, suicidal thoughts, tinnitus, unusually sensitive, fear, chest pain, depresonalization, depression, restlessness

Break Free Today

At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 14 years helping people taper off Xanax correctly. With customized withdrawal rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to control your symptoms and properly taper off Xanax, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQs


" It has been one year this month of September since I began the program and today I am free of drugs. Free from Alprazolam which was causing me more Anxiety, - Laura  (USA) Alprazolam  more...

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Xanax History

In the late 1960s Xanax was created to be a sleep aid with muscle relaxant qualities, but when Dr. David Sheehan became involved Upjohn Pharmaceuticals presented the initial Xanax drug application to the FDA as an antidepressant to compete against Tricyclic Antidepressants, stating that Xanax was a safer and less toxic drug. The FDA initially approved the application, then changed their minds and told Upjohn they had to release Xanax as an anti-anxiety medication versus an antidepressant. Xanax was released in 1981and within two years became a blockbuster drug.

Pfizer Pharmaceutical entered the list of the largest mergers after increasing its global market share to 11% when Xanax was brought into their portfolio. Xanax is the number one prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States and between 2004 and 2008 there was an 89% increase in emergency room visits due to Xanax addiction. Michael Jackson was consuming between 30-40 Xanax a day prior to his death.

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 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. Xanax use and abuse has reached epidemic proportions among college students and recently the University of Alabama implemented a no-drug policy that includes testing for Xanax.

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*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 done with their consent and support. More...