Xanax withdrawal should be medically assisted so that the user can have constant care that they need. Going through withdrawals could cause uncomfortable physical and mental states, the return of insomnia and anxiety, grand mal seizures, convulsions, and/or psychosis. Users shouldn’t try to detox on their own because they would be putting their lives at risk. At Recovery Ways our highly trained staff will be there to make sure that the patient is safe and has the support they need to get through this time.
Withdrawing from Xanax can be life threatening and all history of drugs should be discussed with the medical team at Recovery Ways before continuing with it, for the patient’s safety. These are physically addictive drugs which is why medical detox is advised.
- High body Temperature
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Muscle tension
- Muscle and joint pain
- Stomach cramps
- Vision impairment
Another important reason for medical detoxing from Xanax is because of the increased chance of severe mental symptoms that can occur. Depending on the severity of the addiction users may have to be tapered off of the drug they are abusing in medical detox. People may feel as though they are losing their sense of self and losing control. Since the drug’s effect on cognitive function and brain chemistry withdrawing can lead to physical and psychological dependence.
Xanax detox is even more effective when coupled with these other addiction treatment programs:
- Residential Treatment
- Partial Day Treatment (PHP)
- Sober Living
- Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
- Sober Recreation Therapy
- Sensory Integration
- Virtual Treatment
Psychological symptoms of Xanax abuse include:
- Return/worsening of original anxiety, “rebound” effect
Xanax addiction is high even with those who are prescribed these medications by doctors. If patients remain on the drug too long they can develop a tolerance and need more of the drug more often to feel the effects which lead to addiction. These prescriptions are usually well monitored by doctors, however, they are also easily found in illegal ways.
Long Term Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms
The amount of time withdrawal will last depends on how long the user has been taking the drug, how much of the drug, and how they took it. After only a few hours or days they may start to feel the beginning stages of withdrawal which will last a few days. They may have trouble concentrating, drug cravings, mood swings, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle spasms, hallucinations, and even seizures. This can last for a couple weeks to several months. The support from the Master level clinicians at Recovery Ways will aid in the withdrawal process and help them overcome the drug cravings so that they do not relapse during this time.
Managing Withdrawal at a Xanax Detox Center
Withdrawing at Recovery Ways is the best option for anyone trying to detox from Xanax because we offer medical detoxing. Patients will be looked after and taken care of to make sure that they remain healthy during their withdrawal. We can manage any co-occurring disorders that may be present or become present during this time. We offer support for our patients so that they can remain clean and offer individualized treatment plans so that they get the best help they need.
Ready to start Xanax detox?
If so, it’s time you start the admissions process with Recovery Ways. Recovery Ways provides highly effective prescription drug detox in the Salt Lake City area. Our JCAHO accredited, dual-diagnosis programs offer a highly personalized and unique addiction treatment experience. Our admission coordinators are available to help you or your loved one take the first steps towards a drug-free life.
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