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Doctors prescribe Xanax for a variety of issues. Most of the time, they prescribe the drug for the treatment of acute and chronic anxiety disorders. Some doctors even prescribe Xanax for patients who are dealing with nausea issues related to chemotherapy. When Xanax users, whether prescribed or illegally, misuse this drug or take it longer than necessary, an addiction is likely to form. With addiction comes the possibility of a drug overdose or Xanax withdrawal symptoms should the user decide to abruptly cease using the drug.
Since users don’t always recognize Xanax withdrawal symptoms when they occur, we think it’s prudent to mention some of the more common symptoms one can expect to experience. Depending on factors like length and amount of use, users can build up a significant tolerance within the first few weeks of use. Once this tolerance hits a certain level, withdrawal symptoms can appear.
In the early stages of Xanax withdrawal, the Xanax withdrawal symptoms may appear mild. The most common early-stage withdrawal symptoms include loss of appetite, headaches, and insomnia. Heading into the second and third day of abstinence, the Xanax withdrawal symptoms become more dangerous. It’s not uncommon for people to report sensitivity to light, anxiety, panic, sweating, blurred vision and diarrhea. If a user’s addiction is deeply rooted, they may experience severe withdrawal issues like paranoia, heart palpitations, muscle pain, tremors or hallucinations.
Anyone who experiences moderate to severe Xanax withdrawal symptoms is a candidate for Xanax detox and drug addiction treatment. A very important part of the treatment process is detox. Time and again, people have failed at quitting drugs cold turkey. In the process, they may have unknowingly put their very lives at risk. The only reliable method of recovery is through a stint with a licensed rehab facility like Beaches Recovery.
Any rehab worth its salt will recommend detox for patients who enter treatment with a significant addiction problem. In some cases, clinicians allow patients to go through the detox process with a minimum of staff interference. When patients suffer from withdrawal pains and complications, it’s not uncommon for the medical staff to prescribe certain medications to lessen the effects of withdrawal.
After completing detox, patients should feel a dissipation of their cravings for their drug of choice. They should experience an unfamiliar clarity, which should give them the ability to focus and commit to therapy. Without a proper detox, patients might experience a variety of complications that only serve to disrupt the patient’s ability to get through therapy and stay clean.
For patients who want treatment from a Florida drug rehabilitation center, there may not be many options better than Beaches Recovery Center. As part of our extensive menu of treatment options, we are proud to offer a detox program. Our clinicians have designed this program in a manner that assures our patients will get the opportunity for a smooth transition from detox to therapy.
Our primary treatment options include outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, extended care, partial hospitalization program and family counseling. Other notable facts about our facility include:
At the conclusion of treatment, we offer our patients a variety of aftercare programs, which they can use to avoid relapse issues. These aftercare programs include ongoing outpatient therapy, sober living, and transitional living.
It would be a great tragedy if you were to allow an addiction to rule your life all the way to prison, insanity, or death. The best way to break the cycle of addiction is admitting you have an illness and want help. You can get this help by picking up the phone and calling Beaches Recovery at 866-605-0532. If the road to recovery is within your reach. Make a simple phone call. You surely owe it to yourself to take that step. You can find your way back to living a normal life.