Don’t let the pain of withdrawal, or the fear of failure, keep you trapped in the downward spiral of Xanax addiction. Our detox professionals can keep you safe and comfortable as you take your first steps on the path toward long-term recovery.
Learn More About Xanax Detox
Xanax is a prescription medication that is typically prescribed to treat symptoms that are consistent with anxiety disorders. The active ingredient in Xanax is alprazolam, which is a benzodiazepine.
When someone consumes Xanax, he or she will experience feelings of sedation and relaxation. When used as prescribed and under the care of a certified prescribing professional, Xanax can be a safe and effective medication. Sadly, the pleasing effects of Xanax also make this substance very popular in those who are attempting to self-medicate, as well as those who are looking to achieve a recreational high.
Regardless of why an individual starts to abuse Xanax, doing so places him or her at greater risk for suffering a number of negative consequences, including addiction. When an individual becomes addicted to Xanax, he or she will start to lose the ability to control how frequently he or she abuses this drug and how much of the drug he or she takes. It is at this point that it is imperative to seek detox services at an addiction treatment center, such as Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery in Georgia.
Xanax addiction, which is clinically referred to as benzodiazepine use disorder, is characterized by a strong desire to use the drug and the development of tolerance, which means that an individual will need to consume greater doses in order to achieve the desired effects. Those who become addicted to Xanax will often place their use of the drug above all else, including meeting their responsibilities on an academic, personal, and professional level, which can cause severe consequence in nearly all areas of their lives.
Sadly, ending a pattern of Xanax abuse can be very challenging once an individual has become dependent on it.
What Happens During Xanax Withdrawal
When an individual has developed a Xanax addiction, his or her body will get used to the presence of this substance and will respond in an upsetting manner when he or she entirely stops or decreases his or her abuse of the substance. This is known as withdrawal.
Regardless of whether the absence of Xanax is due to one’s efforts to stop use, or because the individual has been unable to obtain more of it to use, he or she can experience withdrawal symptoms that include the following:
- Heightened heart rate
- Nausea and vomiting
- Excessive perspiration
- Anxiety and agitation
- Intense cravings for Xanax
- Tremors and twitches
When someone is trying to end his or her Xanax abuse without the help of professional detox services, the severity of these symptoms can quickly stand in the way of the effort. When attempts at quitting fail, the feelings of shame and failure that come from it can cause an individual to go right back to his or her pattern of Xanax abuse. In addition to aggravating the Xanax abuse itself, this failure can also prevent an individual’s next efforts to end the cycle of addiction. Thankfully, a much better option of medically assisted detox treatment is available.
Detoxification at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center
When someone cannot clear his or her body of Xanax prior to starting rehab at a treatment center, he or she can benefit from completing detoxification, or detox, at Blue Ridge.
At the time of beginning detox at Blue Ridge, an individual will be treated by compassionate professionals who have exceptional experience in helping individuals through the process of ridding their bodies and minds Xanax. Depending on the severity of one’s symptoms of withdrawal, these professionals might utilize medications that can alleviate and/or significantly decrease mental and physical upset.
In addition to being a more comfortable experience over all, detox at Blue Ridge in Georgia is safer than attempting to withdrawal from Xanax abuse independently. The professionals at our center monitor the physical and emotional wellbeing of clients who are detoxing on a 24/7 basis, and they also ensure that no one is able to access the Xanax used to abuse prior to treatment. Therefore, an individual can be assured of completing detox without running the risk of relapsing.
Long-Term Benefits of Detox for Xanax Addiction
Security, safety, and comfort are the first benefits that completing detox at Blue Ridge can provide. In addition, our detox program also offers the following long-term benefits:
- Completing detox at Blue Ridge can provide an individual with a valuable sense of accomplishment and success. Following the pain of addiction, the short-term victory of completing detox can help an individual establish the positive mindset that will add to the progress that individual achieves during his or her time in treatment and beyond.
- During detox, one’s mind and body will begin to heal from the destruction of Xanax addiction. The process of regaining clarity, focus, and strength is a vital aspect in the treatment process that will work to empower the individual towards overcoming the many challenges that he or she might need on the path to recovery.
- When an individual finishes detox at our treatment center, he or she can then transition into residential care without having to leave the Blue Ridge campus. This promotes continuity of care, prevents gaps in treatment, and safeguards the individual from the stressors, pressures, and other triggers as he or she gains his or her footing in recovery.
To gain more information about Xanax detox, residential care for addiction, or other aspects of our programming options, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you or a loved one obtain a brighter, drug-free future.