Xanax addiction is on the rise in the United States. Commonly prescribed to treat anxiety issues and panic disorders, Xanax use can easily become an addiction when taken in large amounts or outside of the way it is prescribed. This abuse comes at a high cost. In 2008, half of the deaths attributed to overdoses of prescription medication involved Xanax with other medication.
Xanax depresses the body’s central nervous system resulting in a number of physical effects including increased anxiety, slowed respiration and decreased heart rate. When taken in excess, Xanax can result in death, especially when used in combination with other medications.
Abuse of Xanax decreases the amount of neurotransmitters in the brain. Without these transmitters, it can be nearly impossible for a person to have pleasure or feel happiness. Therefore, they use additional Xanax to feel normal and more to achieve the feelings of pleasure they’ve been unable to have on their own.
The first step in Xanax addiction treatment is detoxification. Detoxification is the process by which a person’s body is cleansed of the substance and the related physical addiction. Often times, people continue taking Xanax and other substance to avoid the pain and discomfort associated with withdrawal. By having an individualized, medically controlled, detoxification plan it is possible to detox without discomfort.
After detoxification, clients are able to begin their intensive treatment program. Treatment includes:
- Intensive inpatient treatment focusing on the unique needs of each individual
- Graduated treatment beginning the transition back into everyday life
- An outpatient program that provides continued support
- An extensive after care plan that provides continued support after leaving treatment
Summit Estate Recovery Center is conveniently located in northern California in a natural setting on 23 acres. Our campus includes orchards, gardens, hiking trails and a fishing pond that combine to create the ideal setting to step away from the stress of everyday life and focus on recovery. Our six bed facility is fully staffed by a team of 30 individuals who are each tasked with providing our clients exactly what they need to recovery and have long lasting sobriety.
For additional information on Xanax addiction, detox and recovery contact us today. Please complete the form on this site or simply give us a call at 800-701-6997.