Xanax addiction and abuse are growing problems in the United States. Many people living with Xanax addiction want to achieve recovery, but the debilitating physical withdrawal symptoms when they suddenly stop using can hold them back. Fortunately, targeted Xanax detox at Gloria Detox and Rehab Center can help you overcome Xanax dependence and achieve recovery.
Xanax belongs to the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. These drugs are typically prescribed to help treat:
While benzodiazepines such as Xanax are often highly effective for treating these disorders, they have an extremely high potential for addiction and abuse.
Like many other addictive substances, Xanax use can cause people to feel intense waves of euphoria, stress relief, and subsequent drug cravings. This can lead to repeated Xanax use above and beyond what was prescribed, which can quickly develop into a substance use disorder.
Xanax acts on the brain by activating GABA receptors. GABA is a neurotransmitter within the brain that is responsible for calming the central nervous system and making people feel relaxed, disinhibited, and sleepy.
When people use Xanax repeatedly, their brains and bodies become accustomed to this effect, raising their baseline levels of stimulation so that they feel “normal” while under the influence.
This effect on the GABA receptor is the source of Xanax withdrawal symptoms when people suddenly stop using. When a frequent user suddenly stops taking Xanax, their central nervous system becomes dangerously overactive. People can experience withdrawal symptoms that include:
In severe cases, people undergoing Xanax withdrawal may experience life-threatening seizures. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can actually result in death if it is not treated by medical professionals.
Since the symptoms of Xanax withdrawal are so dangerous and severe, it is imperative that people attempting to reach sobriety do not quit Xanax cold turkey. Instead, they should seek out a Xanax detox program that can manage their severe withdrawal symptoms.
Gloria Detox and Rehab Center’s Xanax detox program has several options to help treat and reduce the intense symptoms of Xanax withdrawal. Our medical detox was built from the ground up to help people overcome acute withdrawal and is staffed with a team of medical and mental health providers who have years of experience helping people achieve recovery.
Detox from Xanax typically takes place across several distinct stages. Each of these stages helps people with a different aspect of overcoming Xanax addiction and plays an important role in their overall recovery.
The final stage of medical detox is transition. While medical detox is an important first step, it must be followed by entering an addiction treatment program that can help people build the tools for lasting recovery.
At Gloria Detox and Rehab Center, our team plans your transition of care from the moment you arrive. For most people, this typically means entering our inpatient treatment center, where you can learn the skills to sustain your recovery for years to come.
When you’re ready to begin treatment, reach out to the team at Gloria Detox and Rehab Center by calling or filling out our confidential online contact form. Our team will be there to support you at every step of your recovery journey so you can overcome your addiction once and for all.