Xanax Treatment in Florida
Xanax is a commonly-prescribed benzodiazepine that treats many conditions, including panic attacks and anxiety triggered by depression. Like other benzos, Xanax is highly addictive because of the euphoric sensation it produces. This sensation, along with the accessibility of Xanax, has led to widespread addiction across the United States. And even though Xanax is legal with a prescription, it can still lead to side effects, including death.
If you or someone you know uses Xanax, keep reading to learn about this common benzo, how to determine if you have an addiction, and where to get Xanax addiction treatment.
What Is Xanax?
Xanax, also known as alprazolam, is one of the most common benzos used to treat anxiety and panic disorder. You may also hear Xanax referred to as “xannies” and “bars.” Xanax produces a relaxing sensation by increasing the neurotransmitter GABA. While this soothing effect can treat panic attacks effectively, it also becomes a craving for some individuals. Xanax starts working after one to two hours, and the effects last about five hours. Some people use Xanax more than prescribed to get “high.” As they build a tolerance to the benzo, they’ll need to increase their dose to continue to feel the desired effects.
Xanax doesn’t always pose an immediate threat, especially if you take it as prescribed. Nevertheless, there’s strong proof that indicates that benzos are addictive. Some people may purchase Xanax off the street, which can pose a significant danger, as “fake” Xanax is often laced with dangerous substances like Fentanyl. Despite myths, you can overdose on Xanax, resulting in death. If you don’t have access to medical care, you cannot receive Xanax overdose treatment.
If you’re suffering from Xanax addiction, we highly encourage you to get in touch with us to learn about Xanax addiction treatment at Genesis House.
Normal Xanax Use vs. Xanax Addiction
There’s a fine line between normal Xanax use and Xanax use. Unfortunately, this line becomes blurry for some individuals who cannot discern the difference between normal use and addiction. If you take Xanax as prescribed and don’t use it recreationally, you may not have an addiction. For example, someone who suffers from flight anxiety may only take Xanax before getting on a flight. In this case, the individual isn’t using Xanax recreationally or to get high – they are using it as prescribed.
Someone with a Xanax addiction uses the benzo more than prescribed (or may not even have a prescription in the first place). They will find themselves taking more “bars” as they build a tolerance to the drug. Moreover, a Xanax addict may mix Xanax with other illicit drugs and alcohol. Mixing Xanax with other drugs, particularly other depressants, has dangerous consequences that can prove fatal. If you believe you might be addicted to Xanax, we highly encourage learning more about our luxury Xanax addiction rehab.
Professional Xanax Detoxification Program
Xanax withdrawal treatment at Genesis House begins in our professional detoxification program. In this program, individuals flush benzos out of their system under 24/7 supervision. Experiencing severe side effects during Xanax withdrawal, including increased anxiety and seizures, is normal. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible as you wean off Xanax and prepare for your next phase of addiction treatment. Therefore, we may administer medications that ease withdrawal symptoms as needed.
Please note you should never attempt to stop taking Xanax cold turkey on your own. The side effects can be severe (and even deadly). Genesis House is the leading provider of Xanax withdrawal treatment in South Florida. If you’re ready to stop your Xanax addiction, our detox center will mark the start of your journey.
Xanax Addiction Treatment at Genesis House
Genesis House offers a wide range of tailored treatment options for individuals suffering from Xanax includes. Our programs include inpatient rehabilitation, partial hospitalization, and outpatient rehabilitation programs. We also have a Xanax treatment program designed exclusively for first responders.
All our Xanax addiction treatment programs offer an expansive selection of science-backed therapies that promote recovery and allow recovering addicts to gain healthy coping skills. For example, patients may undergo both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Program participants enjoy a stress-free and relaxing environment while accessing around-the-clock care and support. Patients also benefit from life skills training and education, where they learn important skills like how to write a cover letter and interview for a job.
Xanax Addiction Aftercare
Recovery doesn’t end after you leave our program at Genesis House. Xanax recovery is a long-term journey, and we’re here to support you along the way. We work hand-in-hand with clients to ensure they have a sustainable recovery plan. For some individuals, this means residing in a sober living home after completing Xanax addiction treatment. Other recovering addicts may return to a substance-free home environment while participating in a 12-step program.
Individuals recovering from Xanax abuse are also encouraged to participate in our alumni program. The alumni program gives recovering addicts the opportunity to connect with other individuals on the same path toward long-term recovery. They’ll also engage in activities that keep them motivated and connected to the Genesis House community.
South Florida Xanax Recovery at Genesis House
Genesis House is the leading Xanax addiction treatment center in Lake Worth, Florida. We offer a comprehensive Xanax addiction treatment program that includes professional detox and aftercare services. If you or someone you know is battling Xanax addiction, please contact us to learn how we can help.