Xanax Addiction

Xanax Addiction

Xanax belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines.  It works by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced.  This results in a reduction in nervous tension.  Between 2004 and 2010, the number of people who visited emergency rooms suffering from the effects of Xanax increased from 46,000 to nearly 125,000.  These statistics also indicate how dangerous it can be to mix Xanax abuse with other drugs.  The Drug Awareness Warning Network notes that more than 96,000 of these people had used more than one drug, usually alcohol, opiates, marijuana or cocaine. Xanax has many negative side effects as well.  Some of these include stomach problems like nausea or vomiting, sight problems like blurred or double vision, memory problems like amnesia or forgetfulness, attention problems like lack of focus or confusion, muscle control problems like lack of coordination and tremors, and last but not least, a decreasing interest in sex.  Once a Xanax addiction has taken hold, the addict will develop a tolerance to the drug, at which point they will begin to need more and more of it, and more still to experience the euphoric effects that most drug addicts seek. Thankfully, there is still hope for the Xanax addict, which in this case comes in the form of a Xanax rehab program, like ours at Axis West.


Drug Treatment for Your Xanax Addiction

While there are many types of Xanax rehab programs available, it is important that someone suffering from a Xanax addiction take the time necessary to properly figure out all his or her options.  There are outpatient programs available, which involve visiting a facility for treatment, sometimes for numerous hours a day, but not staying at the facility for the night.  This type of program is recommended for people whose problems with drugs are not that severe, and aren’t affecting their lives in a damaging fashion.  But for a more typical Xanax addict, whose drug use has caused tremendous damage in his or her life, an in-patient Xanax rehab like ours here at Axis West is often the best option.  If it’s clear that a long-term stay at a residential treatment facility is the right option, the Xanax addict must then decide which of the many different facilities out there best suits their needs.  At Axis West, our facility has been designed to promote a comfortable, healing experience, offering a variety of treatment plans in a soothing atmosphere.  We know that if the recovering addict is not comfortable with their environment, the chances of achieving sustainable sobriety are considerably smaller.


Get Help Today at Axis West Xanax Rehab

When seeking treatment for addiction to prescription medication like Xanax, the initial phase of treatment at a Xanax rehab often includes detox (source: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/prescription-over-counter-medications).  The amount of time and degree of intensity of the process is different for everyone.  Detox can last for a period of hours, days or even weeks.  The most uncomfortable symptoms will begin to subside after a day or two when treated properly.  At Axis West’s California Xanax rehab, you will be compassionately guided through your detox from start to finish.  Our Axis West staff members have many years of experience in the field of treating alcoholism and addiction.  Each member of our team is prepared to make a life changing effort to make sure that you will have a relaxed, comfortable, and safe detox. When detox is over, the recovering Xanax addict will then continue with a treatment program custom-made to their specific needs.  A program that, at Axis West, confirms that a Xanax addiction can be overcome, if the addict is willing to invest more deeply in their own recovery than ever before.

If you or a loved one is suffering from a Xanax addiction, please don’t let another day go by without getting help.  Contact one of our admissions specialists today at 866-737-4962 to find out if Axis West Xanax rehab is the right program for you.


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