Abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise in the United States. In 2008, half of the overdose deaths associated with prescription medication were the result of benzodiazepines used in combination with other medication. Xanax is a commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, but its use can easily become an addiction. It can be nearly impossible to stop taking Xanax once you become addicted. In order to live a clean lifestyle, treatment in an inpatient facility is best. Summit Estate Recovery Center has had great success treating Xanax addiction and may be the right addiction center in California to address your needs.
Xanax’s Effect on The Body
Xanax has a depressive effect on the human body. At high doses, or when taken in ways it was not intended, Xanax can have a number of negative effects on the body including:
- Increased anxiety
- Slowed breathing
- Decreased heart rate
Xanax’s Path to Addiction
Taking Xanax decreases the amount of neurotransmitters that are naturally stored in the human brain. These neurotransmitters are responsible for positive feelings including pleasure, happiness and joy. Without the neurotransmitters, it can be virtually impossible for a person to have these good feelings naturally. In fact, many abusers find the need to take Xanax just to feel normal. This begins a cycle of addiction, because the only way the abusing person can feel good is by injesting the substance. The only way to break the addiction cycle is through personalized, intensive, inpatient therapy that focuses on getting sober and provides the skills to remain that way after treatment.
Treatment for Xanax Addiction
Summit Estate Recovery Center is conveniently located in northern California. Situated on 23 acres, the estate provides the ideal serene background for stepping away from stress and focusing on recovery. Treatment begins with a customized detoxification protocol that is specifically tailored the unique needs of each of our clients. Our unique, holistic approach continues with:
- An innovative diagnosis and treatment process
- Family and individual therapy
- Stress Management
- Physical fitness including personal training
- Educational therapy
- Nutritional therapy
- Individual counseling
To receive additional information on Xanax addiction and rehabilitation, contact us today. Our addiction counselors can answer your questions and gain additional information on you as an individual to begin customizing your treatment plan. To get started, complete the form on this site or give us a call at 800-701-6997.