Xanax Detox FAQs
Below are several frequently asked questions pertaining to Xanax withdrawal and the entire detoxification process. At Guardian Recovery Network we know how difficult it can be to reach out for help, especially when you aren’t sure what to expect from the addiction treatment process. We are available to help put your mind at ease and answer any additional questions you might have.
FAQ #1: Is Xanax Withdrawal Dangerous?
In short — yes, it certainly can be. Attempting to detox off of any drug on your own can be dangerous. Attempting to detox off of benzodiazepines without professional help can result in serious, life-threatening complications like grand mal seizures. While you are more susceptible to detox-related seizures if you have a personal history of seizures, they can happen to anyone with a moderate or severe Xanax use disorder. However, Xanax withdrawal is not always dangerous. If you make the decision to enter into a Xanax detox program before symptoms of withdrawal take hold you will be effectively treated by a team of experienced medical professionals, and your detox experience will be both safe and comfortable.
FAQ #2: Can You Die from Xanax Withdrawal?
You are only at risk of serious health-related complications if you attempt to detox on your own. As soon as you are admitted to a professional detox center, you will be monitored around the clock by a team of doctors and nurses, and you will be safe from harm. When left untreated, some of the symptoms associated with Xanax detox can become life-threatening. For example, if you are detoxing at home without supervision and you experience a severe seizure, you might be at risk.
FAQ #3: How Long Does Xanax Withdrawal Last?
The duration of Xanax withdrawal depends heavily on several factors, including the severity of the Xanax use disorder and whether or not you have undergone Xanax withdrawal in the past. In most cases, benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms subside completely after one or two weeks. When treated in a medical detox center, symptoms can be effectively treated and can be entirely resolved in as little as three days.
FAQ #4: Can you Detox from Xanax At Home?
You might be wondering whether or not you can detox on your own before entering a higher level of care. Attempting to detox from any chemical substance on your own can be extremely dangerous. This is especially true of benzodiazepines like Xanax. People who attempt to detox at home typically return to use before the withdrawal symptoms have subsided, or experience life-threatening complications and must be rushed to the hospital. A short stay in an inpatient detox center is always less expensive than an ambulance ride, and your chances of maintaining sobriety are exceedingly slim if you attempt to detox anywhere other than a designated detox center.
FAQ #5: How Can I Get Help for Xanax Withdrawal?
When it comes to safely undergoing Xanax withdrawal under the close care of medical professionals, there is always an option which will work for you. Try not to allow a fear of covering the cost of detox or choosing the best detox center prevent you from seeking and receiving the help you need. In most cases, is as simple as making the initial phone call. Once you , the detox center will take over and help you smooth out all of the finer details.