Xanax is a common tranquilizer drug, usually prescribed in the treatment of anxiety disorders. However, like with many prescription medications, the body may quickly develop a tolerance to it, leading to misuse and addiction. Quitting on one’s own isn’t safe, as it can heighten one’s anxiety and physical discomfort and in certain cases, may even trigger seizures. If you or a loved one is struggling with Xanax withdrawal symptoms or pill addiction, help and healing is always available at Footprints Beachside Recovery.

Prescription addiction is a growing concern all over the world. A Florida drug and alchol detox treatment is the recommended course of action when it comes to dealing with Xanax withdrawal symptoms, where the individual’s dosage of the pill is gradually reduced under medical supervision, and supplemented with other treatment to prevent the resurgence of the initial symptoms.

To find out more about Footprints Beachside Recovery’s detox services and comprehensive aftercare planning, call us at 727.513.5972.

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

Xanax is a quick-acting drug, with the body developing a physical dependence after 4-6 weeks of continuous use. Quitting Xanax or suddenly reducing the dosage may result in moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms. It can also trigger the initial symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia (for which the drug was prescribed in the first place), putting the individuals at high risk of injury/death.

Withdrawal symptoms are a sign that Xanax use has turned into an addiction.

The most common physical Xanax withdrawal symptoms include some or all of the following:

  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Muscle spasms
  • Hyperventilation
  • Blurred vision
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Appetite loss
  • Tremors
  • Seizures

In addition to the physical discomfort, Xanax addiction also triggers psychological changes in the body, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations
  • Dysphoria

In severe cases, it may result in permanent cognitive damage and memory loss. The increase in heart rate, seizures, and psychotic reactions can even lead to injury and death. Hence it is best advised to carefully wean off Xanax only under medical supervision, preferably with the help of a medically assisted detox program.

What to Expect in Xanax Addiction Treatment

At a treatment facility, the client first undergoes a detox in a safe and comfortable environment. After the body is relieved of the drug and the client slowly starts to recover, they may opt for specialized inpatient or outpatient rehab services.

These may include some or all of the following:

  • One-on-one sessions with a therapist
  • Group therapy
  • Family education and counseling
  • Regular check-ins with the primary healthcare doctor
  • Holistic activities and therapies
  • Sober housing options
  • Life skills training

Pill addiction may have dangerous side effects but it isn’t impossible to cure. Withdrawal does not need to be painful and life-threatening, and it definitely is not an experience that one has to face alone. With the right help, medical attention, and ongoing support, individuals can overcome their Xanax addictions or other substance use disorders and go on to live healthier and happier lives.

Get Help for Prescription Addiction and More at Footprints Beachside Recovery

Footprints Beachside Recovery has carefully guided countless individuals struggling with pill addiction toward the path of wellness and healing. Our stellar staff comprising some of the best doctors and therapists patiently work with clients, helping them discover the root cause of their addictions and co-occurring disorders, identify triggers and toxic patterns of behavior and develop efficient coping mechanisms to live better lives.

Our work with different universities has also raised awareness about substance abuse on campus, reaching out to students and young adults who may be too afraid to seek help. Every client has unique needs and our specialized treatment services and aftercare programs are tailored to suit a diverse set of lived experiences.

To learn more about our detox facilities and treatment programs for prescription addiction in general and Xanax addiction in particular, call us at 727.513.5972 today.

Footprints Beachside Recovery exists to provide state-licensed, nationally-accredited addiction treatment to those in need through both part-time and full-time programs. We believe that the most effective substance abuse treatment is individualized to each client and combines both therapy and medication. Our team of addiction treatment professionals treats every client with respect and compassion while utilizing innovative approaches to treatment. And our aftercare programs ensure that every one of our clients has the tools they need for lasting sobriety.