Benzodiazepines are known to be highly addictive, so it makes sense that up to 40 percent of those who take medications like Xanax every day will end up abusing the drug. If you or a loved one are addicted to Xanax, it’s important to know that you’re not alone in your battle. Because Xanax is specifically used to treat a variety of issues, from anxiety to panic disorders to insomnia, millions of prescriptions are issued every year – in 2011 alone, doctors wrote more than 47 million Xanax prescriptions. The Good Life Treatment Center has treated countless patients with Xanax addictions and as a result, our North Palm Beach rehab has a program designed specifically for those looking to recover from the drug. In your free consultation, you can learn more about how we treat drug and alcohol addictions, including benzodiazepine drug addictions, and how our luxurious facility can help you prioritize your own health and happiness.
Contact us online or by phone at (561) 250-8552 to learn more about our small, intimate facility and whether we have a program that is right for you.
Xanax, also known as alprazolam, belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines, or benzos, which are typically prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia. Benzos like Xanax and Valium are known as sedatives because they leave users feeling calm and relax their muscles after they enhance GABA neurotransmitter levels in the brain.
Xanax has been prescribed to treat a wide range of health conditions in addition to anxiety, including:
They also can give users a high and can lead to passing out for a few hours when taken recreationally, which is appealing to many and explains why so many people become addicted to the drug – Xanax is the most popular psychiatric medication in the United States.
There are lots of reports that show people who abuse Xanax will also combine multiple substances, including alcohol. Alcohol can increase the effects of Xanax and allow users to feel euphoric for longer periods of time, as alcohol can slow down the body. Some people recovering from alcoholism will take Xanax to ease the withdrawal process, only to develop an addiction.
The more you abuse Xanax, the more dependent you can become on the drug. As the drug begins to wear off, people will eventually stop feeling the calm and relaxed sensations that it gives them. Though this is a different sensation than withdrawal, many don’t like the feeling and will immediately take more Xanax to achieve the same high they had before.
Xanax addictions can be dangerous because of their withdrawal symptoms. Some people experience symptoms like depression, which can initially seem harmless until they lead to thoughts of self-harm or suicide. Other symptoms include hallucinations, confusion, and seizures. When individuals are experiencing these symptoms alone, they can be fatal, especially if they’re having a seizure and no one is around to call for medical help.
Xanax addictions may not be immediately obvious, even to the person taking the drug, as they can develop in subtle ways over time. It’s important to know the signs of addiction so you can seek help before you put yourself or your loved one in any more danger.
You may have an addiction to Xanax if you’re:
Our experienced team at The Good Life Treatment Center knows that there’s no one right way to treat addiction, including Xanax addiction, as no two people are exactly alike. Our own founders are in long-term recovery and have been in your place before. This is why we have a range of different programs that can both help you get sober and work on staying that way for years to come.
Some of our available programs line intensive outpatient treatment, 12-step recovery programs, medication-assisted treatment, young adult rehab, and more. We also believe in the healing power of wellness activities and can help you figure out which activities you respond to, from kayaking to yoga. If you feel that Xanax has taken over your life and you no longer want to rely on it, we’re here to listen and provide a sanctuary for you.
Recovery is possible. Call our North Palm Beach facility if you’re dealing with a Xanax addiction or any other drug addiction at (561) 250-8552. We help patients throughout South Florida and are available 24/7.
Our facility is located right next to the beach and we strive to make your recovery as comfortable and up-scale as possible.
Recovery is not easy, but our team of specialists will walk with you every step of the way so that you can live the sober life you deserve.
Our facility is a smaller and more intimate setting that you will not get lost in. We will always make sure there is someone available for you.
At The Good Life Treatment Center, you will receive a personalized treatment plan, and you will be treated like a person, not a file.