Suffering from an addiction to Xanax can be a frightening and isolating experience, leaving people to feel as though they have no one to turn to when they are in the depths of their addiction. One a person makes the choice to finally overcome their addiction, they must then decide where to under go the detoxification process.
Malibu Beach Recovery Centers specializes in helping patients safely detox from Xanax. For years, our center has been a leading choice for individuals across Malibu, West Los Angeles, and California as a whole for breaking their addiction to this drug. We offer the care and support clients need to not only detox successfully, but also in a safe and controlled manner. We are truly committed to treating all individuals, no matter their background or experiences, free of judgment and with the dignity they deserve.
What is Xanax?
Detoxing from the prescription medication Xanax is known to be particularly challenging, as, unlike other long-acting benzodiazepine medications, it is eliminated from the body relatively quickly. Additionally, severe withdrawal symptoms are typical in recovery patients because of the sheer strength of this drug. Researchers have found that Xanax is about 10 times more potent than medications of the same class, like Valium and Klonopin. Because the power of this mediation, it is usually only prescribed for short periods of time. However it is easy for users to quickly become addicted and dependent on this medication even within a short time span.
Xanax is primarily prescribed to individuals that suffer from stress disorders, panic attacks, and moderate to severe anxiety disorders. This medication works by interacting with the brain’s receptors that in turn increase inhibitory brain activity. This results in the brain converting negative excitement related to anxiety. Within only an hour of consuming Xanax, users will start to feel the drug take effect. The feelings brought on by Xanax can last for up to 6 hours.
Xanax can be dangerous because even those that are taking the medication as prescribed by a doctor can develop a dependency on the medication without even knowing it. It is only when they attempt to stop taking it that they realize they need it to function.
Signs of Xanax Addiction
Anyone can suffer from an addiction to Xanax, and people of all ages, races, ethnicities, occupations, and genders in every part of the country struggle with overcoming their reliance on this medication. What links this diverse group of people together is that individuals suffering from an addiction to Xanax will eventually display a number of signs and symptoms that indicate their misuse of the medication. These physical and mental symptoms of Xanax and abuse and addiction can include feelings of elation, drowsiness, memory problems, sluggishness, and sleeping for long periods of time. Further, individuals abusing Xanax will often experience strained relationships with friends and family displeased with their drug use, financial problems as they continue to purchase the medication at pharmacies or on the street, and may even start to miss work on days they weren’t able to secure a dose and begin to feel withdrawal symptoms.
Detox from Xanax at Malibu Beach Recovery Centers
Malibu Beach Recovery Centers is the state’s leading detoxification facility, offering patients the option to detox in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. We are committed not only to treating your addiction, but also your entire well being. Our staff understands that the most important component of getting and staying clean is instilling in each patient the motivation, confidence, and understanding that they control their future and determine whether they reach sobriety or not. At our center, we offer recovery patients the option to participate in therapy sessions, either in a group or individualized settings, so that we can attempt to uncover the root cause of their addiction, and build coping mechanisms to help prevent and resist the urge to use.
Detox is just the first step on a long road to recovery, however the sooner detoxification occurs the better chance a patient has at long-term recovery. At Malibu Beach Recovery Centers, we take into account that every client that we work with is different. For this reason, we work closely with all of our patients to fit them with a personalized detox program that is built around their unique experience with Xanax, history of use, mental or physical health issues, and more. Tailoring our programs to match our clients increases their likelihood to stay clean long after they’ve left our care.
Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms
During the detoxification process, which is simply the process of removing Xanax from the body, a number of withdrawal symptoms are likely to occur. The most common of these side effects include headache, seizures, anxiety, insomnia, vomiting, aggression, shaking, muscle cramps, depression, and sensitivity to light and noise. Those going through detox from Xanax may also experience rebound symptoms. These unique symptoms occur when pre-existing psychological disorders, like insomnia, anxiety, or panic attacks, are amplified after someone ceases their use of Xanax. These symptoms tend to subside after about a week, but it is crucial that all clients receive treatment for any underlying disorders.
The timeline for detox is fairly quick with Xanax. Within the first 6-12 hours, the effects of the medication will begin to lessen, making room for withdrawal to begin. Users may start to have feelings of anxiety and irritability. During days 1-4 of detoxification, the more acute and severe symptoms are likely to take place. Rebound symptoms and insomnia are common, in addition to sweating, shaking, and muscle pain. Symptoms should start to lessen around the fourth day of detox. Between days 5 and 14, negative withdrawal symptoms will linger, but will be manageable. Psychological symptoms like insomnia may persist for weeks or even months.
Start Your New Life Today
Detoxification is the first step, and one of the most important on the road to recovery. It is critical that this process is handled under the guidance of medical professionals as withdrawal symptoms can lead to life-threatening complications if not treated in a timely and appropriate manner. Patients who choose Malibu Beach Recovery Centers for their detox can rest assured that they are in the absolute best hands. Our staff is dedicated to helping all clients reach their full potential, providing the tools each recovery patient needs to stay strong against the urge to use Xanax. Once detox from Xanax is complete, we help our clients build the next phase of their treatment, which addresses the mental and emotional issues causing you to use. We firmly believe that preparation is key when it comes to detox, so we mentally and physically prepare our clients for what to expect during detoxification. We promise to remain by your side, willing to answer and address any and all questions or concerns you may have.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction to xanax and is ready to begin the detoxification process, please contact the medical team at Malibu Beach Recovery Centers today. We are ready to conduct your free consultation, and fit you with a detox program to fit your needs. Addiction ends here, and your new life is just around the corner.