Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in America. Celebrities are not immune to this trend. In fact, it is common for celebrities that are struggling with addiction to have problems with prescription medication. Often, people begin taking a medication as prescribed but need to take more and more to get the desired effect, resulting in addiction. Others find out about a drug through people in their circle who may also be abusing the drug. Xanax is one of the most commonly abused drugs, including among celebrities.
What causes Xanax addiction?
Xanax is among a group of medications known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines have been prescribed since the 1960s to treat a variety of issues. Unfortunately, although benzodiazepines have been successful at treating a number of ailments, they also can be highly addictive.
Xanax works by depressing the central nervous system. The effect of Xanax can be seen in a number of physical and mental effects:
- Slowed heart beat
- Slowed breathing rate
- Increased anxiety
When a person has an addiction to Xanax, their brain has been depleted of the neurotransmitters that are a part of normal brain function. These neurotransmitters are responsible for being able to feel pleasure and happiness. Without the natural neurotransmitters, an individual can find it nearly impossible to experience pleasure. They, in turn, take more of the drug to achieve the feeling of pleasure. This cycle results in Xanax addiction
How do celebrities get treatment for their Xanax addiction?
Many celebrities that have substance abuse problems turn to luxury rehab centers. Luxury rehab centers provide a holistic approach to rehab with an individual focus. Luxury treatment centers, such as Summit Estate Recovery Center, often include a number of amenities to ensure clients feel comfortable and are able to focus on their treatment. These amenities include:
- Family and individual therapy
- Nutritional therapy
- Individual counseling
- Group sessions
- Offsite and onsite meetings
- Yoga therapy
- Art therapy
- Personal training
- Five star hotel quality accommodations
- Gourmet, freshly prepared meals
- Individual attention
Luxury addiction treatment is not limited to celebrities. Insurance coverage and financing options make luxury Xanax addiction treatment accessible to a variety of individuals.
For additional information on Summit Estate’s program for treating Xanax addiction, contact Summit Estate Recovery Center today. Please complete the form on this site or give them a call at 800-701-6997.