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Medically Assisted Xanax Detox

Are you or someone you love considering a Xanax detox? At Guardian Recovery Network we understand how difficult Xanax withdrawal can be. Many times withdrawal symptoms are so severe that those struggling with Xanax addiction return to using within 24 hours. The key to overcoming this obstacle is a medically supervised Xanax detox where withdrawal symptoms can be identified and treated immediately. At Guardian Recovery Network we perform an in-depth initial evaluation and tailor a treatment plan unique to each client’s needs and recovery goals. Guardian Recovery Network provides 24 hour medical supervision. Our medical and client support team’s goal is to make sure all clients have a safe and comfortable detox so they can begin the next phase in their recovery journey.

What is Xanax?

Xanax is the brand name for the habit-forming and widely prescribed benzodiazepine medication alprazolam. Xanax is most commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, sleep-related issues and, in some cases, the more severe and dangerous symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal.

In recent years, many medical professionals and addiction specialists have made an effort to shift the focus from opioid medications (which are notoriously habit-forming) to prescription drugs like Xanax. Not only are benzodiazepines more widely prescribed than prescription opioids, but they are now responsible for just as many cases of addiction and nearly as many overdose-related deaths. A study published by the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California explored the relationship between the overprescription of benzodiazepines and an increase in substance abuse cases, treatment admissions and accidental drug-related deaths. The study lists several statistics pertaining to benzodiazepine abuse and addiction, including:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that between the years 2010 and 2014, nearly 30 percent of all opioid-related overdose deaths also involved a benzodiazepine like Xanax.
  • Despite the fact that combining benzodiazepines and opioid painkillers is dangerous, medical professionals write prescriptions for both medications rather frequently. This combination of prescriptions is written twice as much as they were in 2001.
  • Between the years 1996 and 2013 the amount of Americans being prescribed a benzodiazepine like Xanax increased from 8 million to over 14 million. The dosage being prescribed also increased significantly.
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that people who combine benzodiazepines with opioid painkillers or illicit opioids like heroin are 10 times more likely to suffer an overdose-related death.
  • NIDA also reported that in 2016 alone, 16 percent of all overdose deaths that involved an opioid narcotic also involved a benzodiazepine like Xanax.

If you or someone you love has been suffering at the hands of a Xanax abuse disorder, you are not alone. Guardian Recovery Center is available to help. Our comprehensive medical detox program offers clients a safe and pain-free Xanax detox. We also help with aftercare planning to adequately prepare clients to transition into the next appropriate level of clinical care.

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Xanax Addiction
Signs & Symptoms

The signs & symptoms of Xanax abuse include:

  • Using a higher dose of Xanax than intended for a longer period of time than intended
  • Attempting to cut back on the amount of Xanax being taken but being unable to do so for any significant period of time
  • Experiencing intense cravings and urges to use Xanax
  • Continuing to use Xanax despite personal consequences directly linked to drug use, which can include legal issues, financial insecurity and interpersonal problems
  • Engaging in drug-seeking behaviors like stealing prescriptions from the medicine cabinets of friends or family members or attempting to get more than one prescription written at a time (doctor shopping)
  • Continuing to use Xanax despite medical advice to do the contrary
  • Spending time obtaining, using and recovering from the effects of the prescription drug
  • Feeling anxious or upset when Xanax is not readily available
  • Developing a physical tolerance, meaning that a higher dose is required in order for the same effects to be produced
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when Xanax use is stopped suddenly

Symptoms associated with Xanax withdrawal can be life-threatening when left untreated. If you or someone you love has been abusing Xanax or any other prescription sedative, entering into a medical Xanax detox facility is extremely important. To learn more about our individualized and effective Xanax detox and recovery program, contact us today.

Xanax Withdrawal
Signs & Symptoms

The symptoms associated with Xanax withdrawal can be broken down into two main categories — physical and psychological. These symptoms generally begin within the first 6 to 12 hours after the last dose and peak at between one and three days.

The physical symptoms of Xanax withdrawal are:

  • Body tremors
  • Muscle spasms
  • Intense and persistent headaches
  • Profuse sweating/night sweats
  • Chills
  • Racing pulse
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • An inability to fall asleep
  • Seizures

The psychological symptoms of Xanax withdrawal are: 

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depressed mood, which can lead to depression and suicidal ideation
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Feelings of detachment from reality
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Visual and auditory hallucinations
  • Delirium

Is Xanax Detox Necessary?

Medical Xanax detox is absolutely necessary when it comes to treating all symptoms associated with Xanax withdrawal. Because the symptoms of Xanax withdrawal can be so severe, it is crucial that they are closely monitored around the clock by a team of medical professionals. At Guardian Recovery Network we ensure that health-related complications are avoided by taking preventative measures. Some clients might experience protracted symptoms of Xanax withdrawal depending on how much of the drug they were taking and how frequently. It is estimated that between 10 and 25 percent of long-term Xanax abusers continue to experience symptoms after acute withdrawal has subsided. Protracted withdrawal, also known as post-acute withdrawal, is generally characterized by a continuation of psychological symptoms (anxiety and depression) and minor physical symptoms. The good news is that symptoms of protracted Xanax withdrawal can be adequately treated with a combination of medication and behavioral therapy. Guardian Recovery Network’s medical detox first takes care of the initial Xanax detox, but then helps address ongoing, protracted withdrawal symptoms by setting up our clients on a path of continued care. We actively help clients plan their next steps.

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Treatment Options for Xanax Detox

At Guardian Recovery Network we offer the following treatment options to treat all symptoms associated with Xanax withdrawal, both physical and psychological.

  • Tapering – The best way to treat the more symptoms associated with Xanax withdrawal is by slowly weaning a client off of the medication over time. The tapering process always needs to be closely monitored so that no complications occur. Vitals are checked regularly over the course of the process.
  • Medication assisted treatment – At Guardian Recovery Network we utilize a combination of medications in order to treat the physical and psychological symptoms of Xanax withdrawal. On-staff psychiatrists might prescribe an anti-anxiety medication or an antidepressant short-term.
  • Holistic treatment methods – Holistic treatments are important to integrated recovery. At Guardian Recovery Network we offer a range of holistic treatment options including acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, yoga therapy, massage therapy and physical therapy.
  • Intensive therapy – Behavioral therapy is an important part of every phase of the recovery process. We offer individual therapy sessions that take place once a week and group therapy sessions that take place on a daily basis. We also treat the entire family with therapy and host a three-day family workshop.
  • Homestyle retreat amenities geared towards client comfort – Client comfort is our top priority. Clients have access to private and semi-private bedrooms, well-appointed common areas, a fully-stocked kitchen and daily chef-prepared meals.

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    Treatment Options for Xanax Detox

    At Guardian Recovery Network we treat all symptoms associated with Xanax withdrawal, both physical and psychological.

    Xanax detox methods we use include:

    • Tapering – The best way to treat the symptoms associated with Xanax withdrawal is by slowly weaning a client off the medication over time. The tapering process always needs to be closely monitored so that no complications occur. Vitals are checked regularly over the course of the process.
    • Medication assisted treatment – At Guardian Recovery Network we utilize a combination of medications in order to treat the physical and psychological symptoms of Xanax withdrawal. On-staff psychiatrists might prescribe an anti-anxiety medication or an antidepressant short-term.
    • Holistic treatment methods – Holistic treatments are important to integrated recovery. At Guardian Recovery Network we offer a range of holistic treatment options including acupuncture, mindfulness meditation, yoga therapy, massage therapy and physical therapy.
    • Intensive therapy – Behavioral therapy is an important part of every phase of the recovery process. We offer individual therapy sessions that take place once a week and group therapy sessions that take place on a daily basis.
    • Homestyle retreat amenities geared towards client comfort – Client comfort is our top priority. Clients have access to private and semi-private bedrooms, serene common areas, a fully-stocked kitchen and daily chef-prepared meals.

    Begin Your Journey of Recovery

    At Guardian Recovery Network we believe that effective clinical care should be readily available to those in need. We have developed a comprehensive program of recovery that begins with medical detox, continues with inpatient treatment and concludes with long-term aftercare. If you or your loved one is ready to take the very first step on the road to long-term healing, pick up the phone and contact us today. The moment you do we begin by conducting a brief pre-assessment over the phone which helps our clinical team determine which level of care is the best fit for each unique case. If we believe that our medically monitored Xanax detox program is a match, we begin exploring coverage options. At Guardian Recovery Network we work closely with major national providers and major regional providers in Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire and New Jersey. Contact us today for a free, no obligation insurance benefit check and begin your journey of recovery.