Xanax Drug Treatment Center California
People who find themselves addicted to benzos like Xanax require addiction treatment at a program like the one offered at our rehab center.
Xanax is a drug that has helped many people who suffer from panic and anxiety, but it has also destroyed the lives of many others who became addicted to it. This drug is a benzodiazepine ("benzo") that produces a relaxed feeling of "well-being" or "being high." Certain individuals are at high risk for addiction to Xanax, such as those who abuse alcohol or other drugs. Unfortunately, many of those who become addicted to Xanax start out using the drug based on a prescription from their trusted doctor.
Our Rehab Program for Xanax
Men and women who arrive at our drug rehab facilities addicted to prescription drugs like Xanax (or other prescription drugs like Percocet, OxyContin, or Ritalin) receive a special treatment program to address their unique needs. In addition to close supervision and highly supportive therapy sessions, our clients who abuse Xanax participate in special workshops, lectures, and process groups that pertain to prescription drug addiction.
Denial is very common in abusers of Xanax (and other drugs like Klonopin). Early recovery from these anxiety drugs is marked by confusion, depression, and hopelessness. We are able to help individuals addicted to Xanax become aware of the effect the drug is having on them and their families and begin the journey toward long-term recovery.
Our rehab facility also has counselors on staff who are intimately familiar with Xanax addiction. These therapists and doctors have special training to provide individual counseling and therapy for users of Xanax as well as facilitate lectures, workshops, and group therapy process groups tailored to the use of this drug.
Because it is possible that a man or woman who has become addicted to Xanax suffers from a dual diagnosis, our addiction psychiatrist and other clinical staff monitor clients closely. Our drug treatment facility is known for its great success in treating anxiety and mood disorders like:
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Depression or Bipolar Disorder
All clients who receive treatment with us here in Orange County will not only receive the best clinical treatment possible, but will also participate in daily outdoor rehab activities that build strength and self-esteem while showing them how to have fun and enjoy life in sobriety.
When Xanax Use Becomes a Full Blown Addiction
Modern medicine has benefited our society greatly by creating drugs like Xanax (and Klonopin, Ritalin, etc.). However, these drugs are relatively new and the chemistry of the brain is so mysterious that often drugs like Xanax are prescribed to someone who will quickly build tolerance and become addicted to it. Xanax is an anxiolytic, which means that it is prescribed for symptoms of anxiety disorders. Insomnia and panic attacks are two symptoms of anxiety disorders for which Xanax may be prescribed.
Studies have shown that one in 10 users of Xanax will become addicted. The user will develop tolerance and require more and more of the substance to achieve the same effect. Complicating the process of treating individuals who are addicted to Xanax is the fact that it is physically, emotionally, and psychologically addictive. This means that the withdrawal process is extremely unpleasant, including physical sensations like:
- nerves jumping
- muscles twitching
There are also unpleasant mental effects of withdrawing from Xanax such as:
- feelings of disorientation
For these reasons, we provide a safe and comfortable environment for our clients to detox from Xanax. We carefully titrate (gradually reduce) the dosage of Xanax that they are taking to minimize the withdrawal symptoms and maximize comfort.
Since physicians will prescribe Xanax and other benzodiazepine-like drugs to help people cope with the symptoms of anxiety and mood disorders, we monitor our clients closely during treatment to decide if the prescription should be continued, altered, titrated (tapered) off, or ceased altogether.
More About Xanax (Alprazolam)
Klonopin is the brand name for the medicine Alprazolam, which is from the family of medications known as "benzos" (benzodiazepines). Xanax is commonly referred to as Zanax, Zannies, bars, and handle bars.
Benzodiazepines, which have been around since the 1960s, are a class of psychoactive drugs prescribed to treat symptoms like:
- withdrawal symptoms from alcohol
If you or someone you care for has become addicted to Xanax, call 866.323.5609 to speak with a caring admissions expert who will be able to provide a free and confidential initial telephone assessment. If you have a family member who is in denial about their prescription drug use, you may want to read our pages titled "Advice To the Family" and "What to say..."