Xanax Detox & Withdrawal Treatment
What is Xanax Addiction?
Xanax is a benzodiazepine which is typically used to treat symptoms of anxiety disorders. It is highly effective and most individuals become quickly dependent upon it. Even if Xanax is taken as prescribed, the body will adjust and require a higher dosage to be effective. Individuals may become unknowingly addicted and require a medical detox to eliminate use.
Addicts will use Xanax in combination with other drugs such as OxyContin and alcohol to enhance euphoric effects. Many accidental overdoses and deaths are the direct result of this deadly mix. Addicts who want to stop using Xanax should seek an inpatient medical detox and drug rehab program due to the long lasting withdrawal symptoms.
Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms
An addict who has abused Xanax will often appear with slowed gait, groggy in appearance, slurred speech and stoned. It is frustrating for friends and family to watch as Xanax dependency engulfs the addict’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. When the addict attempts to stop using Xanax, physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms can be overwhelming.
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Addicts may experience Xanax withdrawal symptoms for an extended period of time which can contribute to an increased chance of relapse.
It is suggested that an addict who is addicted to Xanax enter an inpatient medical detox program to assist with successfully completing the detox process. Cravings from stopping Xanax use can be overwhelming and cause an addict to stop the process prematurely. Lakeview Health System's team of doctors and nurses are able to dispense medications to decrease physical and psychological symptoms during detox.
Symptoms of Xanax withdrawal can last much longer than most drugs; therefore addicts should consider entering inpatient drug rehab for stabilization. It is highly recommended to not leave treatment prematurely when quitting Xanax.
Xanax Addition Treatment
Most addicts who take Xanax will require dual diagnosis treatment to learn how to manage symptoms of anxiety without the use of addictive substances. The misuse of this medication is dangerous and when Xanax is combined with alcohol it can be deadly.
In dual diagnosis treatment, the addict will receive education about mood management, self-awareness skills, management of triggers and relapse prevention skills. Each addict will receive an individualized treatment plan which will be developed collectively by the treatment team and themselves.