Xanax is a frequently prescribed drug utilized in mitigating a range of mental health and sleep disorders. Although Xanax is classified as a prescription drug, an unhealthy addiction to Xanax is fairly common due to its chemical properties. For those in Southern California addicted to Xanax, admission into a substance abuse treatment center, such as the one at Renaissance Recovery, is the first step towards overcoming your addiction without future relapse.
What Is Xanax?
One thing many people wonder is what exactly Xanax is. Xanax is a benzodiazepine or a central nervous system depressant. It enhances the GABA neurotransmitter, which leads to fewer feelings of anxiety, and produces the calming and sedation effect that many Xanax users enjoy. Xanax is one of the most popular medications for psychiatric disorders in the United States. Doctors can use it to treat panic disorders, anxiety, stress disorders, and sleep disorders. However, the downside of this is that people are so desperate for relief from these conditions that they take more medication than they need to get the results. Additionally, some people choose to misuse a family member or friend’s prescription to get high.
It is quite easy to abuse Xanax. The effects occur within half an hour of ingestion but go away after only a few hours. As a result, this tempts many people to take more medication, even if their doctor hasn’t prescribed that amount. However, this results in you developing a tolerance. The result is that you quickly become addicted to Xanax. At this point, you may be afraid to stop taking Xanax, even if you know that you have an addiction. Your fear of the severity of your withdrawal symptoms overwhelms your sense of well-being. Withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Muscle pain
- Loss of appetite
- Heart palpitations
Comprehensive Xanax Addiction Treatment
When you arrive at Renaissance Recovery Center, one of the first things you will do is sit down with one of our counselors and work with them to create a treatment plan. We know that every individual who walks through our doors is different. Therefore, we want to make sure that your treatment plan fits your needs. With various evidence-based and holistic therapies, our trained staff at our Xanax addiction treatment center can address nearly every concern.
Our Xanax addiction treatment center also provides comprehensive dual diagnosis addiction treatment, treating both your addiction and the mental disorder contributing to your addiction. We will work with you to develop coping strategies and stress-relief methods that combat your anxiety. You must take steps to treat both the addiction and the mental illness. This importance is due to the fact that many times if you do not get treatment for both, the mental illness could cause a relapse. Many times, when people relapse, they start using Xanax at the same levels they were at before they got treatment. These levels could lead to overdose or death.
Our Xanax addiction treatment center provides comprehensive dual diagnosis addiction treatment through a multitude of Xanax addiction treatment programs and addiction therapy services. Upon your admission into a Xanax addiction treatment center, our addiction treatment staff will conduct a mental health assessment to determine the unique underlying mental health conditions that cause your addiction to Xanax. You will learn valuable coping skills to avoid turning to Xanax or other illicit drugs in times of distress, in addition to overcoming the physical symptoms of addiction to Xanax. Our addiction therapy services and addiction treatment programs in Southern California include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Holistic Therapy Program
- Intensive Outpatient Rehab Program
- Medication-Assisted Treatment Program
- Mental Health Treatment
- Outpatient Treatment Programs
- Partial Hospitalization Program
- Vocational Development Program
Call Renaissance Recovery Center Today
Contact Renaissance Recovery Center to learn more about our Xanax addiction treatment program. Make a lasting recovery from your Xanax addiction by calling 866.330.9449. We are here to answer your call and guide you towards lasting sobriety.