Xanax Addiction Treatment
Xanax is highly effective at treating anxiety, but many physicians recommend using the drug on an “as-needed” basis. The benzodiazepine doesn’t produce a “high” feeling often associated with marijuana and cocaine. Xanax increases your body’s levels of GABA – an inhibitory neurotransmitter. The influx of GABA causes individuals to feel calm and relaxed. Like barbiturates, benzos are a central nervous system depressant. Thus, it’s extremely dangerous to take Xanax with alcohol and other drugs, such as opioids.
Multiple studies have proved benzos are addictive. And even though they don’t produce the same effects as other mainstream drugs, they can cause serious side effects. At United Recovery Project, we provide personalized substance abuse treatment to help individuals end their Xanax dependency. Individuals suffering from Xanax addiction start their recovery journey at one of our two substance abuse detox programs. After detox, recovering addicts either stay at our luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation center or participate in one of our outpatient programs. Our seasoned staff has extensive experience treating addicts from all backgrounds, including those suffering from Xanax dependency.
Xanax Addiction At A Glance
- 20 percent of people who take Xanax are possibly misusing it
- Between four to five percent of adults take benzodiazepines
- Adults between the ages of 18 and 25 are most likely to abuse Xanax
- Benzodiazepines overdoses have increased more than sevenfold since 1999
- Approximately 30 percent of overdoses involve benzos, such as Xanax
The Dangers Of Xanax Addiction
Xanax can cause serious side effects and even death in the worst-case scenario. Although Xanax might make you feel good in the short term, there are various long-term dangers:
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Fatigue and weakness
- Problems breathing
- Noticeable changes in appearance
- Poor performance at work or school
- Heightened anxiety and insomnia
Xanax Addiction Withdrawal
Xanax addiction withdrawal is no joke. Most medical professionals recommend tapering off the drug, as quitting cold turkey can lead to adverse side effects. The first step of Xanax addiction recovery is to begin the detoxification process in a medical detox center. These facilities have licensed medical staff that provides 24-7 monitoring and care. Although you can’t wholly avoid Xanax withdrawal symptoms, you can mitigate them using medicinal and holistic remedies. During your time in a substance abuse detox program, you’ll flush toxins from your body as you work to halt your body’s Xanax dependency.
No two people experience the same Xanax withdrawal symptoms. The severity of your side effects depends on how long you’ve been using the benzo. Some of the most common Xanax withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Sleep disturbances
- Panic attacks
- Weight loss
- Frequent headaches
- Hand tremors
- Increased anxiety
Do You Need A Xanax Addiction Treatment Program?
We highly recommend a Xanax addiction treatment program if you’re taking more Xanax than prescribed by your doctor. In other words, you should seek treatment if you’re using Xanax recreationally or have noticed adverse side effects caused by long-term use. As mentioned, the most common indicators of Xanax abuse include increased anxiety and insomnia, poor performance at school and work, and changes in appearance. Unfortunately, Xanax is highly addictive, and you can’t stop taking the drug cold turkey. Furthermore, attempting to wean off Xanax yourself is not recommended, as the withdrawal stage requires professional care in a medical detox center.
The Xanax Addiction Treatment Recovery Process
Here at United Recovery Project, we treat addicts from all backgrounds, including individuals with Xanax dependencies. Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment consists of comprehensive detoxification, Xanax rehabilitation, and an optional sober-living experience. During your time at our luxury rehab center, you’ll work side-by-side with licensed counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists to create an effective Xanax addiction treatment plan tailored to your needs. You’re our number one priority, and we do everything in our power to ensure that you’re in a safe and healing environment that enables you to prosper.
We offer various drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs, including:
- Addiction therapy programs
- Extended residential treatment
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient addiction rehab
- Addiction relapse prevention
- LGBTQ addiction treatment program
- Men’s addiction rehab program
- Women’s addiction rehab program
After participating in one of our Xanax addiction treatment programs, many recovering addicts live in our sober living homes. What’s the benefit of sober living? Our sober living homes give you independence without throwing you into the “real world,” where triggers run rampant. You’ll continue to practice coping mechanisms learned in rehab and participate in healing therapy sessions. And even after leaving our sober living homes, you can always return if you feel like you’re on the verge of relapse.
We also maintain an alumni program that acts as the backbone of our community. The alumni program allows recovering addicts to network, share their recovery stories, and continue to build relationships with our staff members. While we hold regular events in our South Florida location, we also manage a Facebook group, allowing United Recovery Project graduates to stay in touch no matter where they are in the world.
Xanax Addiction Therapy
We recognize that individuals have different needs when it comes to Xanax addiction therapy. Our large team of licensed therapists enables us to offer a wide selection of Xanax addiction therapy programs. Some of our therapy options include:
- Group therapy
- Equine therapy
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Motivational therapy
- Nutrition therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Life skills training
Suffering From Xanax Addiction? Contact Us Today
If left untreated, Xanax dependency can cause severe side effects and can even be fatal. If you or someone you know is battling Xanax addiction, call us today at 888.809.9393. A member of our team will be happy to walk you through our various luxury addiction treatment programs.