Xanax continues to be one of the most prescribed medications in the United States. When appropriately prescribed, it remedies anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia, and other ailments in patients. Despite its many benefits, abuse and dependence are common with Xanax users, both prescribed and unprescribed. Fatal overdoses from benzodiazepines aren’t as common but there remains a strong correlation between benzodiazepines and opioid-related deaths. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 23% of people who died from an opioid overdose in 2015 also tested positive for the presence of benzodiazepines. A recent study in North Carolina found that overdose death rates were 10 times higher among individuals who consumed both opioid and benzodiazepine medications compared to individuals who only consumed opioids. The graph below displays this correlation in the United States.
Side Effects of Xanax Abuse
Long-term Xanax abuse can cause lasting effects and irreversible damage. Such side effects include:
Uncontrolled muscle movements
Risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease
Treatment Programs for Xanax
Once medical detox is complete, you will be welcomed into an individualized treatment program. We offer several different treatment options to help with your Xanax addiction. Our therapies include individual, family, group and holistic therapies, as well as therapeutic activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, chiropractic care, art therapy, and music therapy.
Together, we will determine which treatment style fits your individual needs best. Once treatment is completed, it is recommended that the client participates in aftercare. The therapies provided during treatment will remain available as the individual transitions into sober living outside of our facility. Aftercare is effective in preventing relapse and maintaining sobriety after initial treatment comes to a close.
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Xanax addiction may seem unbeatable, but we can help. Call us today to discuss Xanax addiction treatment.