Xanax Detox Program

Pine Tree Recovery Center offers Xanax detox services to residents of Portland, Maine and the surrounding communities.

Pine Tree is a premier detox and rehabilitation center located just 10 minutes from downtown Portland, Maine. The center is renowned for its proven science-based treatments for clients who wish to lead a substance-free life.

Xanax is a brand name for the drug technically known as benzodiazepine. It’s a prescription only substance and is commonly provided to people struggling with anxiety and/or insomnia. Xanax is metabolized quite quickly through the body’s system and is classified as a short-acting medication, meaning that it’s effective soon after being administered, works at full strength for up to two hours, and is fully depleted within about five hours. Its primary job is to slow down one’s heart rate and lower blood pressure, resulting in an overall feeling of tranquility and calmness.

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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.

The Pine Tree Recovery Center Approach

When you choose Pine Tree Recovery, 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 reoccurrence 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.

The medical team will be 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.

Individual Programs for Unique Individuals

Because each person responds to each situation differently, at Pine Tree, we create an individual plan designed specifically for each client and their particular circumstances.

While a client resides with us at Pine Tree, 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.

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.

Pine Tree Recovery Center is Tailored to Successful Detox

The center at Pine Tree provides 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.

Clients will 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.

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