Xanax (Alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It is a prescription drug that depresses the nervous system to reduce nervous tension or anxiety. Taken over long periods of time, individuals can build up a tolerance that can eventually result in an addiction to Xanax. Once a person is addicted, the first step in recovery will be attending a Xanax detox center. Attending a Xanax detox center is the safest way to detox from Xanax.
Many times when a person is addicted to Xanax, they will feel extreme anxiety about going to a Xanax detox center. They will worry about how they will feel while they there and if they will be uncomfortable or in pain. Attending a Xanax detox center will free them from dependency on Xanax and they will be able to begin rehabilitation in a healthier, stronger state.
When patients attempt to stop using Xanax on their own, they can experience severe withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can include aches, depression, anxiety, dizziness, headaches, hypersensitivity to lights or noise, insomnia, palpitations, panic attacks, seizures, tremors and suicidal thoughts. Strong withdrawal symptoms can lead to medical emergencies and often times quitting “cold turkey” is not only dangerous, but also unsuccessful. Xanax detox centers will not only help a patient through the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, but will also keep them safe during the process. If you or a loved one is addicted to Xanax, attending a Xanax detox center is the only way to ensure a safe detox.
The length of time a person spends at a Xanax detox center will vary depending on the length and depth of addiction they are facing. Generally, a client will spend 10-14 days at a Xanax detox center before they are ready to move on to residential rehabilitation. During their time at a Xanax detox center, patients will begin their treatment with a taper phase. The taper phase at a Xanax detox center is a process in which the patient is given less Xanax over time to help curb Xanax withdrawal symptoms. The dosage will be slowly decreased until the patient is no longer taking any Xanax or experiencing withdrawal symptoms. The length of the taper phase also varies from patient to patient. In some cases, medications may be given to a patient to help manage the withdrawal symptoms that may occur during the tapering phase while at a Xanax detox center.
If you or a loved one is struggling with Xanax addiction, please call us now at 866-421-6242 or email us for more information on our Xanax detox center. Our Xanax detox center is located on campus and clients are monitored 24 hours a day to ensure they are as comfortable as possible and safe. Please call us now at 866-421-6242. Our friendly and professional staff is available 24 hours a day to discuss any questions you may have regarding our Xanax detox center.