Xanax addiction is very easy to get into, but incredibly difficult to get out of. As a central nervous system depressant, It is in a class of drugs called Benzodiazepines or benzos (for short). Generally, the drug's main effect is calming anxiety and reducing overall brain activity. also, it can cause a small percentage of users to experience a euphoric reaction when taken in large doses, which will usually lead to Xanax addiction. As a result, a life in Xanax addiction is a life without feelings. In addition, xanax abusers will often begin to increase their dosage beyond the recommended amount, hoping to stave off all anxiety and/or panic. At this point, users can begin to black out, unable to remember what they did while they were on the drug. Our Florida addiction treatment center understands xanax addiction and will help you.
Non-prescription, recreational use of Xanax is most popular among young people, and more specifically young men. Use of "benzos" is particularly common if one is concurrently abusing another substance such as alcohol, opiates, or painkillers. Many people do obtain their Xanax legally and purchase from street supplies.
Xanax addiction isn't quickly solved, even after a medical detox. For instance, withdrawal symptoms can last for weeks, even months. Therefore, a person can not just stop taking it. Like alcohol, Xanax withdrawal can cause dangerous, sometimes fatal seizures. Xanax addiction is a very serious and even deadly condition. Also, it can affect a person’s mood, behavior and body. As such, it demands medical detox and therapeutic treatment.
Medically assisted detoxification programs are designed to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms, stabilize the patient, and promote recovery. However, the detox process is limited. Additional measures are needed to address the emotional and environmental factors of addiction.
Safe Haven Recovery rehab programs are available on a partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient or outpatient basis. For example, treatment models include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, family therapy and relapse prevention.
If you or anyone you know is living with a Xanax addiction, it’s important to seek the professional help necessary as soon as you can. Xanax addiction treatment in Florida can help you or a loved one begin the journey toward recovery.