Xanax is prescribed to help calm chronic anxiety – and yet, it is the number one abused prescription medicine in the United States. Highly addictive, with a small threshold for developing tolerance, Xanax is abused by all demographics. Studies show one in five who are prescribed Xanax are abusing the substance for nonmedical purposes.
Xanax offers users relief and lessens anxiety. The substance is highly abused in social settings and often paired with alcohol. Unfortunately, because many users develop a tolerance quickly to Xanax, they need to take more and more to achieve a “satisfying” high. Those who stop using Xanax while abusing it heavily will experience the symptoms of withdrawal.
Getting help for drug addiction becomes more difficult the longer abuse continues. Many ignore the obvious signs of a problem; many believe abusing Xanax is manageable. But this is not the case. Prolonged use of Xanax can cause serious, permanent damage to one’s physical and mental health. Someone in the throes of Xanax addiction may have difficulty functioning from day to day; but others may appear composed and put together. Everyone experiences addiction differently. Don’t make the mistake of assuming you don’t have a problem, even if you feel as if you have everything under control.
The stigma surrounding addiction may detour you or a loved one from seeking help before a preventable tragedy. We understand the anxiety of enduring Xanax withdrawal stops many from getting help. At Harbor Village, our medically assisted detox program is designed specifically to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal as much as possible. During detox clients receive medical and psychiatric care around the clock for an average of seven to ten days.
Clients can expect to participate in group therapy throughout the duration of detox. Our clinicians understand addiction is typically exasperated by undiagnosed co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. Our individualized treatment programs tackle addiction from the ground up. We help clients understand the underlying causes of addiction with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Throughout treatment clients develop healthy coping skills, learn how their personal traumas contribute to substance abuse, and identify problem behaviors and thoughts with the help of CBT. We provide a solid foundation in recovery with evidence-based treatment practices. That means they’re scientifically backed and proven to help people recover from addiction.