Xanax Addiction Rehab
Xanax is a Central Nervous System (CNS) depressant known as benzodiazepine. Xanax is prescribed for treatment of panic attacks, stress and tension. Used as a tranquilizer since the 1960s, Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is now estimated to be used by three million Americans(1.6 of the adult population) on a daily basis for up to 12 months. Using Xanax over an extend period of time will lead the body to develop a tolerance to the drug. An increase of dosage will be required to achieve the original desired affect. As dosages are increased, the risk for physical and/or psychological dependence also increase. At this point, the addiction to Xanax may have reached such a degree, that some type of treatment is necessary to break the habit.
- Other benzodiazepine medications include Valium, Klonopin, Restoril as well as others.
How to Treat Xanax Addiction
The first step in treating an addiction to Xanax will be detoxification. Immediate discontinuation of Xanax should not be attempted. CNS depressants work by slowing the brains typical functions. Immediate discontinuation of Xanax will restore normal brain activity rapidly and can lead to seizures. This reason alone stresses the importance of a medically supervised detox. Beachway Therapy Center will assist with alleviating the withdrawal symptoms and safely monitoring the individual during the detox stage. Beachway Therapy Center offers a residential as well as an outpatient Xanax rehab. During the outpatient rehab the individual will attend our daily treatment programs and will return home or to one of our Sober Living Facilities. The individual opting for residential treatment is afforded care 24/7. The residential treatment allows for complete focus on the individual’s recovery and helps to ease the day to day pressures of life. residential treatment offers medical exams, psychological exams, psychiatric evaluations and private as well as group counseling, to name a few of the services we provide.