Xanax Addiction and Treatment
Laguna Trails Recovery is a leader in the field of prescription drug addiction treatment. Our expert recovery facility, located in Orange County, California, offers the space, medical resources, and clinical assistance to help individuals suffering from Xanax addiction to recover and break free of their dependence. Our focus on creating personalized solutions, treating each patient as a person first, and taking a specialized approach to tackle the full spectrum of mental and physical problems behind addiction will give you the tools to succeed and move on to the next chapter of your life, drug free.
Xanax or Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine, one of the most prescribed and most addictive drugs available. While previously prescribed for years or even decades at a time, new drug regulations recommend a maximum of 4-5 weeks for Xanax use, due to its habit forming quality and high potential for abuse. Despite that, more than 30% of Xanax users still take the drug for long periods of time, putting themselves at risk of addiction.
While often used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, Xanax may worsen the effects of both over time. Many users also experience dependence, where they may feel that they will have a panic or anxiety attack if they don’t have it. Xanax can also cause weakness, low blood pressure, an increased risk of falls, and eventually depression. Some users also begin to develop tolerance, and may take more than the recommended dose, putting themselves at increased risk of addiction. And, because addiction increases stress and anxiety, increased drug use can become a cycle where users feel stressed and anxious because of drugs, and take more Xanax to try to fix it.
Getting Help with Detox and Recovery
Detoxing from Xanax is difficult and painful. Many users experience traumatic symptoms including anxiety and panic attacks, may experience suicidal thoughts, and strong symptoms of paranoia. Facing those symptoms alone, especially when under the influence of a benzodiazepine, can be impossible and even dangerous.
The medical team at Laguna Trails can help you with a personalized drug recovery plan, including medically supervised detox. Drug-specific detox means that we help you to recover as safely and as quickly as your addiction allows, use short-term prescriptions to treat symptoms and prevent dangerous side effects, and move you into recovery as quickly as possible.