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Xanax Detoxification

Xanax is a potent prescription medication most commonly used to treat moderate to severe anxiety-related disorders. It is a benzodiazepine, meaning that it is a prescription tranquilizer and it has a very high potential for misuse. It is also one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the country. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the 2015-2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health explains that there were roughly 30.5 million benzodiazepine users throughout the US during this year alone. Xanax can be addictive even when it is taken exactly as prescribed by a medical professional, seeing as users tend to develop a tolerance quite quickly (meaning that a higher dose is required in order for the same physical and psychological effects to be produced). Xanax works by binding to GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid-A) receptors within the brain, producing a calming effect. Some individuals will take Xanax without a prescription in hopes of alleviating undiagnosed or untreated symptoms of an underlying mental health condition. Because Xanax addiction and untreated mental illness so often go hand in hand, Pine Tree Recovery Center has developed a unique program of Xanax detox that focuses on physical, mental and emotional health.

The Pine Tree Recovery Center Approach

When you choose Pine Tree Recovery Center, the first step upon arrival is a thorough evaluation. We understand that each person’s story of dependency is different from anyone else’s. A dependency on, or addiction to Xanax is often inadvertent and is merely the result of management, or rather mismanagement, of the insomnia or anxiety itself. This is why our professional staff performs an initial evaluation – to better understand the client’s history of Xanax use as well as the underlying anxiety issues.

With the whole picture, our team can begin the to address the issues and start the detox process. Because Xanax is a fast-acting benzodiazepine, withdrawal symptoms begin rather quickly as well – within about four to six hours after last use.

When going through detox, the initial side effect is likely to be the re-occurrence of the underlying issue. In this case, the anxiety and/or insomnia. Unfortunately, the feeling of unease may seem even more intense than was initially felt. Our staff fully understands the cycle of detox and is well prepared to manage any side-effects and symptoms the patient may experience.

Our medical team is there 24/7 to make sure that each patient is as comfortable as possible through the process and will take great care in deciding on the best method to follow for each individual. They may decide to follow treatment protocols that include a more gradual tapering-off of the substance in order to ease the occurrence of the side effects if appropriate.

Double Trouble

When someone wishes to stop the use of a prescription drug such as Xanax, they actually have two issues to address. is the individual needs to both rid their system of the prescribed drug through a detox program, and also manage through the initial issues of insomnia and anxiety which remain and require additional management. Having to deal with two separate issues can add to the complexity of detoxification and, as a result, it is professionally recommended to undergo detox under medical supervision.

When it comes to Xanax withdrawal medical detox is always a necessary first step. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can be extremely dangerous when not overseen by a team of medical professionals, sometimes resulting in life-threatening complications. At Pine Tree Recovery Center we are dedicated to providing each of our clients with a safe and pain-free Xanax withdrawal experience at our carefully designed homestyle retreat. Our facility was designed with client comfort in mind, and we offer an advanced and consistently effective level of clinical care that cannot be found in any traditional hospital setting or state-run detox facility.

Xanax Abuse and Addiction

Because Xanax is such a potent medication, even individuals who take the drug as prescribed by a medical professional are at risk of developing a physical and psychological dependency. Those who are suffering at the hands of a Xanax abuse disorder typically present a range of physical, behavioral and psychological symptoms.

Physical symptoms of Xanax abuse and addiction include:

  • Drowsiness and fatigue
  • A lack of coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Chronic dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Chronic constipation
  • Lightheadedness and dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Sleeping more than normal

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Behavioral symptoms of Xanax abuse and addiction include:

  • Continuing to use Xanax desolate serious interpersonal consequences 
  • Repeated attempts to cut back or quit, coupled with an inability to do so for any significant period of time
  • Legal and financial issues that are a direct result of Xanax abuse 
  • A lack of motivation/lack of interest in activities that were previously enjoyed 
  • An increased need for privacy/more time spent isolated from friends and family members 
  • An increase in risk-taking behaviors, such as driving with on Xanax 
  • Issues in interpersonal relationships and problems at work or at school
  • “Doctor shopping,” meaning going to more than one prescribing physician at a time in hopes of obtaining more than one Xanax prescription 

Psychological symptoms of Xanax abuse and addiction include:

  • Significant mood swings 
  • Severe anxiety and panic attacks (especially when Xanax is not readily available)
  • An inability to focus for any extended period of time 
  • Insomnia and other significant changes in sleep patterns 
  • Extreme preoccupation with obtaining and using Xanax
  • Depressed mood 

Xanax Withdrawal – Signs and Symptoms

An article published by Very Well Mind titled, “How Long Does Withdrawal From Xanax Last” explains that withdrawal symptoms are typically moderate to severe depending on the dose and for how long the medication was taken. That is to say that even individuals who were taking Xanax as prescribed for any extended period of time are liable to experience some degree of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms are both physical and psychological in nature. For this reason Pine Tree Recovery Centers offers its clients around-the-clock medical supervision as well as psychiatric intervention.

The more common physical symptoms associated with Xanax withdrawal include:

  • Body tremors and uncontrollable shaking 
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Persistent headaches
  • Profuse sweating 
  • Increased heart rate 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Insomnia 
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Hyperventilation 
  • Seizures

The more common psychological symptoms associated with Xanax withdrawal include:

  • Severe anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Restlessness and difficulty concentrating
  • Feelings of unreality and dissociation
  • Hallucinations (auditory and visual)
  • Delirium

We offer a safe and pain-free Xanax withdrawal experience in a secure and supportive medically monitored facility. Our main priority is ensuring that clients are as comfortable as possible at all times.

Medically Monitored Detox

Medically monitored detox is a necessary first step on every long-term journey of Xanax addiction recovery. Attempting to quit “cold turkey” and without medical supervision can result in life-threatening complications. Those who attempt to withdraw on their own after prolonged Xanax use are liable to experience grand mal seizures and delirium. Not only does Pine Tree Recovery Center ensure a safe and pain-free Xanax withdrawal in a private, homestyle retreat setting, but our team of dedicated professionals works hard to set a solid and lasting foundation for long-term recovery.

When treating the symptoms of Xanax withdrawal, our medical and psychiatric team employs a wide range of effective and integrated detox methods. When it comes to benzodiazepines, tapering is often the most effective detox method. A prescribing physician slowly tapers the client off of the drug, reducing the amount of Xanax in the system until the bloodstream and central nervous system return to proper functioning. We also utilize non-narcotic, over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-psychotic medications whenever necessary. It is not uncommon for men and women who are undergoing Xanax withdrawal to be prescribed an anti-anxiety medication to be taken short-term.

Individual Programs for Unique Individuals

Because each person responds to each situation differently, at Pine Tree Recovery Center we create an individual plan designed specifically for each client and their particular circumstances. While a client resides with us, our goal is to rid their system of substances and lay a solid foundation for a long-term healthy lifestyle. At our center, clients are provided with excellent nutritionally-based meals and have access to recreational activities in a comfortable and supportive environment.

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Additional Support

Removing Xanax from one’s system is the first step to a life in sobriety. The next step is to address the underlying issues that may have led to the addiction in the first place. Although medical and emotional support is provided while at our facility, inevitably a client’s stay at our facility will eventually come to an end – our case managers take care to provide clients with the resources needed to stay engaged in their community and provide a plan for the next phase of their recovery.

Our Simple Admissions Process

At Pine Tree Recovery Center our admissions process is always as simple and straightforward as possible. We understand how overwhelming the entire process may seem, and our compassionate team of Counselors and Treatment Advisors do everything in their power to ensure the entire admissions process is stress-free for everyone involved. All you have to do is give us a call and we take it from there. Our Treatment Advisors conduct an over-the-phone evaluation for each potential client, identifying personal history with substance abuse, any underlying mental health conditions and general physical health. This evaluation helps us determine whether or not medical detox is an appropriate level of care. If it is determined that Pine Tree Recovery Center is a good fit for the unique case, the Treatment Advisors then begin working with the loved ones of the addicted individual to determine how the cost of treatment is going to be covered. Fortunately, we accept most major insurance providers, and it is not uncommon for our treatment program to be covered in full. If you are unsure whether or not you are partially or fully covered, give us a call today at (888) 693-1751. We will conduct a completely free and non-committal insurance benefit check.

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Tailored for Successful Detox

At Pine Tree Recovery Center we provide our clients with the opportunity to live a happy, healthy and drug-free life. A stay at our facility puts our clients in a position to remove themselves from the stresses and triggers of every-day life. It successfully introduces people to the concept of life without Xanax and establishes the groundwork for a substance-free future. Our clients also learn about, and begin to truly understand, the triggers that got them into trouble in the first place, and how to avoid them once integrated back into the community. Decreasing the chance for relapse and increasing the probability for a full and successful recovery is the ultimate goal of our professional staff at Pine Tree Recovery Center.

If you or someone close to you has been suffering at the hands of a Xanax addiction, there is truly no time to waste when it comes to receiving professional care in a medical detox facility. Xanax withdrawal can be exceedingly dangerous when not constantly overseen by an experienced team of medical professionals. The level of clinical care we provide cannot be found in any state-run facility or traditional hospital setting. We are licensed, accredited, and we always prioritize client comfort. To learn more about our unique program of Xanax addiction recovery, give us a call at any point in any time 24/7 for more information – or to get started on your own personal journey of recovery.