Xanax addiction is one of the fastest growing prescription drug abuse addictions in the United States. Doctors prescribe Xanax to help alleviate depression-related anxiety, anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Xanax prescription abuse is a serious and all-consuming addiction. Without intervention and professional help, addicts lose all interest in friend, family and work. Obtaining Xanax becomes an addict’s sole focus.
What is Xanax?
Xanax is an anti-anxiety medication that slows down the central nervous system. By slowing down the body’s rapid-fire fight or flight response, Xanax helps individuals better manage tension and stress. Many individuals who are prescribed Xanax become addicted to the medication’s depressive properties. Individuals begin to use Xanax to “take the edge off” a stressful situation. As addiction intensifies, more and more Xanax is required for the same release. As part of the benzodiazepines class of drugs, Xanax also acts as a muscle relaxant and sedative.
What it Does…
As a fast-acting medication, Xanax causes positive side effects within the first ten minutes of taking the drug. Xanax abuse, however, builds tolerance. Abusers no longer experience an instant high. Increasingly large quantities of Xanax are required to experience the same high. Many addicts lose control of their finances in a desperate attempt to obtain more medication.
Symptoms of Xanax abuse include:
- excessive sleepiness or disordered sleep patterns
- irregular or depressed heartbeat
- and strong cravings
Withdrawal symptoms include:
- mood swings
- restless leg syndrome
- and irritability
Xanax addicts may begin abusing other prescription painkillers to achieve the same physical and psychological effects
While Xanax withdrawal symptoms are not life threatening, the emotional rollercoaster addicts experience while detoxing from Xanax makes quitting extremely difficult. Successful treatment must address both the physical and psychological component of Xanax addiction. Without professional support, supervised detox and behavioral modification, the vast majority of addicts will relapse.
Our Facility Options
Blue Water Detox is an in-patient treatment facility that helps addicts overcome both their physical and psychological need for Xanax. A residential drug rehabilitation facility is the ideal environment to receive addiction help. Located in the beautiful, serene environment of Delray, Florida, Blue Water Detox is a complete change from an addict’s daily routine. This helps Xanax addicts form patterns of behavior, overcoming old habits that led to addiction.
Dealing With Withdrawal Symptoms
Professional detox is the most effective treatment for Xanax addiction. During supervised detox, the professionals at Blue Water Detox will help addicts overcome painful withdrawal symptoms. Detoxing removes all traces of Xanax that may linger in the body and cause the brain to crave more. During this time, addicts will experience withdrawal symptoms. Supervised detox is accompanied by psychological therapy and counseling. Counseling does more than simply help addicts cope with Xanax withdrawal symptoms. Therapy teaches addicts new patterns of behavior. This includes how to address situations or environments that trigger the addict’s craving for Xanax. During therapy, a licensed counselor will work closely with addicts to address underlying causes for their addiction, including depression and anxiety.
Blue Water Detox Can Help
Blue Water Detox recognizes that many individuals need more than a standard 28-day program to overcome an addiction. Time spent in Delray is an opportunity for addicts not only to conquer Xanax addiction, but also to find joy and happiness in life’s simple pleasures. The center’s spa-like environment creates a calming and relaxing environment for recovery. Supervised detox helps addicts through the most mentally and physically challenging aspects of drug addiction. Counseling and therapy then prepares recovery addicts to live full, active lives without the need for Xanax or other prescription medications.
Contact Blue Water Detox Today
If you or your loved one has found themselves in a losing battle with addiction, please seek help with Blue Water Detox. You are not alone in this fight. We understand what you are going through and we are here to help.
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