A study by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) showed that 100,000 people claim to take Xanax with alcohol and other drugs. This is not surprising since Emergency Departments report that nearly 125,000 people are admitted due to Xanax related incidents. Quitting Xanax is possible and there is safe detox from Xanax addiction available.
How Xanax Addiction Begins
Xanax is in the class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines and is considered to be one of the more dangerous drugs in the group which also includes Ativan and Klonopin. Xanax is more often prescribed for the treatment of panic and anxiety disorders; however it has quickly risen to the top of the “most abused recreationally” list. Overtime, chronic Xanax abuse can result in the development of a tolerance to the drug which means that it will take more of the drug to achieve the same intensity as with a previous dose. Habitually increasing the amount of Xanax can lead to serious complications and drug overdose.
Xanax Detox and Withdrawal
Quitting a long-term Xanax addiction is possible; however a medical detox program is strongly encouraged. Unlike other prescription drugs, Xanax is a Benzo and affects brain chemistry and works to reduce or slow the production of GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid). When there is an active Xanax addiction, abruptly stopping use can cause significant problems in brain function as well as an onslaught of withdrawal complications including PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome). Xanax withdrawal symptoms often include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Impaired vision
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Intense nightmares
While there are many different methods for Xanax detox available, most physicians recommend seeking assistance from a professional medical detox facility. IV therapy medical detox has been seen as a very safe detox from Xanax addiction and is also very effective in controlling withdrawal symptoms. IV therapy medical detox uses intravenous medications, which can be adjusted as withdrawal symptoms change and the patient progresses through the detox process. Patients remain comfortable throughout the Xanax detox and are able to successfully complete it.
After Xanax Detox
After Xanax detox is completed, patients are encouraged to follow-up detox with rehab treatment or another non-traditional program such as behavioral therapy or a support group for continued recovery. Most individuals find that the more support that they have during Xanax detox and recovery, the better they are at maintaining sobriety. Gallus Detox Center offers safe detox from Xanax addiction. To learn more about our facility and method for IV therapy medical detox, call us today at 855-338-6929.