About Xanax Addiction
Xanax is a fast-acting Benzodiazepine; its prescription name is Alprazolam. Xanax is usually prescribed by doctors to treat cases of anxiety and panic disorders, but it is one of the most popular drugs of abuse, second only to the opiates. Being a prescription drug, people may become addicted to it without their knowledge.
When someone is unable to obtain Xanax by conventional methods, they may turn to illegal means to get the desired dose. If the drug is suddenly stopped, there are chances of serious physical injuries in the form of severe seizures and convulsions. Xanax overdose becomes a serious possibility when combined with other depressants or alcohol.
Effects of Xanax Addiction
Despite being a prescription drug, Xanax has some undesirable effects if taken more than prescribed by the doctor. But the effects of Xanax addiction go beyond physical symptoms, affecting one’s social and personal life. Xanax is a central nervous system depressant which impacts one’s physical and mental health severely. Here are some of the most commonly seen effects of Xanax addiction:
- Stomach problems like nausea or vomiting
- Sight problems like blurred or double vision
- Memory problems like amnesia or forgetfulness
- Attention problems like lack of focus or confusion
- Muscle control problems like lack of coordination and tremors
- Lack of interest in sex
- Lack of coordination
- Slurred speech
Symptoms of Xanax Addiction
Withdrawal Symptoms of Xanax
The withdrawal symptoms of Xanax depends on the dosage, duration, and frequency of the drug’s use. It usually takes one week for the body to expel Xanax completely, and proper medical attention is of utmost importance to ensure safe and proper detoxification. Here are some of the primary Xanax withdrawal symptoms one may look out for:
- Muscle tension
- Paresthesias or numbness/tingling in the extremities
- Digestive upset
Xanax Addiction Treatment at AKUA
Xanax detox is the first stage of recovery and has the following components:
- 24 hour supervision
- Gender-specific recovery programs
- Psychiatric and nursing support
- Group and individual counseling and therapy
- Prepare the clients for the next phase of the treatment
This is the second stage of recovery and usually consists of the following:
- The duration may vary depending on the severity, though it typically lasts for 30 days
- Gender-specific recovery programs
- 24×7 guidance and support from our clinical team
- Nutritious diet plans and meals prepared by our private chef
- Recreational activities on weekends such as movies, beach activities, etc. under the supervision of the staff
This is the last stage of recovery and will look like this:
- The typical duration is of 20 -30 sessions which translates to 30-45 days
- Mindfulness relapse prevention
- Evening meetings (AA or any other 12 step meeting)
- Group and individual assignments
- Transportation and housing provided
AKUA Mind and Body understands the financial burdens that addiction and mental health treatment can have on an individual and their family. As a result, AKUA works closely with most HMO, EPO and PPO insurance plans including AmeriHealth, Humana, Allcare Health, Highmark, UPMC Health Plan, and are In-Network with Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Magellen, HMC Health Works, Tricare, Western Health Advantage, Prime, Multi Plan, Triwest.
The specialists at AKUA Drug treatment Newport Beach believe in treating the individual as a whole, rather than treating the diagnosis. Each client has unique treatment timeline involving a collaborative effort from every member of the treatment team.
Maybe you are a 26-year-old female who is struggling with body dissatisfaction fueled by depression, which has developed into a cocaine addiction. Maybe you are a 45-year-old male working in corporate America, drinking excessively to cope with your anxiety despite your loving family.
No matter who you are and what your story is, AKUA Mind and Body believes in tailoring their treatment program to fit your needs so you can live a healthy and fulfilling life, free from addictive substances and the pain of underlying disorders.