Xanax detox can help you or someone you love overcome the dependence on this prescription medication. At addiction recovery treatment centers, patients can undergo Xanax detox in a controlled and safe environment. Medical professionals are available to assist them through the process, and make sure they are managing the symptoms of withdrawal with the proper medication and treatment protocols.
Xanax detox can take several weeks. Patients are gently tapered off the drug while they are treated with medications for their seizures, insomnia, depression and other withdrawal effects. Following successful detoxification, patients receive intensive psychological and psychiatric therapy to help with the aftereffects of addiction, which can be long-lasting and complicated to overcome. With committed treatment at an accredited inpatient rehab facility, it is possible to manage the symptoms and address the issues that come along with substance dependence.
Xanax withdrawal symptoms include the following:
- blurred vision
- difficulty sleeping
- suicidal thoughts
These symptoms will typically subside with time. No medications currently exist to reduce withdrawal symptoms. However, tapering dosages can help to reduce these symptoms.
Signs of Addiction
While it is a drug prescribed medically, Xanax still manages to affect the brain in more or less the same ways as hard-core drugs when used in ways not medically advised. Just as with opioid abuse Xanax abuse causes addiction through its effects on the brain’s reward center. Drugs that act on the reward center tend to produce euphoria, and to also produce indelible habit.
There are many signs that a person has begun to abuse Xanax including problems with various types of relationships in their life, from co-workers to spouses to other loved ones and family members. This can occur with the abuse of many drugs, but if a person has access to Xanax, it may have become their drug of choice out of convenience or because their familiarity with the drug has made them comfortable in taking it for what they may see as justifiable reasons.
Due to the fact that this drug can slow the respiratory system, it is possible to overdose on the drug. Mixing Xanax and other medications can especially put a person at risk for overdose.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the White Sands Treatment Center at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.