Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine drug often used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Unfortunately, benzos like Xanax carry a high risk of dependence and addiction, which can lead to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when someone tries to quit.
In 2020, around 4.8 million Americans aged 12 or older abused Xanax or other benzodiazepines. While Xanax abuse can lead to dependence and addiction, these conditions can still develop in people who take the drug as prescribed. If you take Xanax and believe you may be struggling with dependence or addiction, it’s important to be aware of the treatment options available to you.
At The Recovery Village Columbus, we believe it’s important to address all aspects of a person’s addiction — not just their substance use. Throughout treatment, our mental health experts help clients uncover the underlying causes of their addiction, such as past trauma, co-occurring mental health conditions, home environments and more. With this approach, clients can learn healthier ways to cope with difficult situations in the future.
Because quitting Xanax can lead to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, the treatment process usually begins with a medical detox. During a medically assisted detox, each client eliminates drugs like Xanax from their system while doctors monitor and treat any withdrawal symptoms that arise. Detox doesn’t give someone the tools needed for lifelong recovery, however, so it’s usually followed by an inpatient rehab program.
In inpatient care, clients begin intensive treatment for their Xanax addiction. A client’s schedule may include appointments with clinicians, individual and group therapy with licensed therapists, peer support meetings, holistic therapies and more. Many clients eventually transition to outpatient care, which provides ongoing treatment and support as clients slowly return to their daily lives.
The treatment process doesn’t end when clients finish outpatient care, however. Early recovery can be difficult, especially without support. As clients near the end of rehab treatment, our experts help them create an individualized aftercare plan that provides ongoing assistance and helps prevents relapse. This creates the safety net needed for lifelong recovery.
A Xanax rehab facility should provide you with the tools you specifically need to conquer your addiction. The most effective rehab centers can provide:
If you’ve discovered that you may be dependent on or addicted to Xanax, you’re likely wondering how you can treat these conditions safely. It’s never a good idea to try quitting without a doctor’s guidance, as Xanax withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous. Your doctor can create a Xanax tapering schedule that helps you gradually decrease your dose and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Medical detox programs may use a similar tapering approach, but you also receive 24/7 care and ongoing treatment for withdrawal symptoms that occur. At centers that offer a full continuum of care, such as The Recovery Village Columbus, you can easily transition into inpatient care after detox ends.
Keep in mind that detox is only the first step in recovery. Your doctor may be able to help you end Xanax use, but it’s still important to address the concerns that could lead you to use it again in the future.
Located near Columbus in Groveport, Ohio, our 80-bed addiction treatment facility offers plenty of room for the healing process to take place. We believe that calm, supportive environments help each client thrive in their recovery journey, which is why we provide a wide variety of relaxing activities and amenities that promote healing and growth. On our campus, clients can enjoy:
At The Recovery Village Columbus, your treatment process may include the following programs:
Xanax addiction can be difficult — even dangerous — to recover from alone. Fortunately, there are many options for Xanax addiction treatment in Ohio. If you or someone you love is ready to stop using benzodiazepines like Xanax, The Recovery Village Columbus is here to help. We provide a full continuum of care that allows you to gradually transition through levels of treatment as you become more comfortable in your recovery. Contact us today to learn more about Xanax addiction treatment programs that can work well for your needs.
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