Xanax detox is a treatment for dependence on alprazolam, part of the benzodiazepine group of drugs, prescribed for patients suffering from anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia, and acute stress reactions. Xanax is a central nervous system depressant working by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain, becoming unbalanced. This produces a calming effect in the body and brain and allows sedation to induce sleep or relieve anxiety.
Yet many people become addicted to Xanax without knowing it, and anyone who takes the drug can become addicted even when only taking it as prescribed. Long-term usage of Xanax can lead to tolerance, physical dependence, and withdrawal symptoms to reduce consumption. Individuals can find they need to take more to achieve the same effect the drug originally produced, and unfortunately, the risk involved with this kind of dependence can be extreme. Xanax abuse can result in toxic reactions, respiratory depression, hypertension, seizures, cardiovascular collapse, and lethal overdose.
When individuals find themselves struggling with a prescription drug addiction like Xanax, professional support is the best way to heal. Through proper, medically supervised drug detox, individuals can heal from their Xanax addiction while also getting the treatment and support they need for the underlying issues requiring the medication in the first place. At New Start Recovery, we understand that addiction is complex and are prepared to help.
How to Detox from Xanax
Whether taking the drug for prescription purposes or recreationally, Xanax detox will be necessary for treating the dependence for a full recovery. Some of the common post-acute withdrawal symptoms include:
- Blurred vision
- Sleep disorders (i.e., insomnia or excessive tiredness)
- Tingling in hand and feet
- Weight loss
The body’s responses to Xanax withdrawal can be life-threatening, depending on dosage and duration of use, so it’s essential for people with Xanax addiction to consult professionals. At New Start Recovery, psychological and medical support are available 24/7, which are important factors for recovery from Xanax dependence. When they stop, individuals with mental conditions or addiction problems who take Xanax can face a rebound of anxiety symptoms. This can be an upsetting stage in recovery, which puts patients at high risk for relapse. It’s important to be in a safe and comfortable environment that promotes addiction treatment and addresses mental health concerns to move forward in recovery.
What to Expect with Xanax Detox
Our Xanax detox program begins with a comprehensive evaluation of each client to gain basic knowledge about their history of abuse and personal lives. Part of the initial health assessment involves a physical examination, including a visual screening of the patient. Our team of professionals has experience working with clients detoxing from Xanax and has a keen eye for assigning a severity level to patients. Variables considered include:
- Number of years used
- The amount used per week
- Family history
- Any underlying mental disorders
When the initial health assessment is completed, our clinical staff members design a treatment plan with client input, incorporating daily individual and group therapy sessions.
Reach Out to New Start Recovery Today
Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone, even those taking prescription medication as prescribed and directed by one’s doctor. Each person’s unique physiology is affected differently and sometimes added environmental and personal stressors increase the risk of developing an addiction. If you or a loved one is struggling with Xanax addiction or you think is abusing the medication, there is support available.
Our certified addiction counselors will help you work through any concerns surrounding prescription drug addiction. We will teach you healthy ways to cope with anxiety so that you can begin living a life free from Xanax dependency. Reach out to us today at 833.433.0448 to learn more and begin healing.