Xanax is the brand name alprazolam is sold under. Xanax is used to treat both anxiety and panic disorders. It is classified as a benzodiazepine (benzo). Benzos are depressants that sedate the body and relieve anxiety. They slow down the central nervous system and can lead to a relaxed mood and a euphoric feeling.
Because Xanax is fast-acting, TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health’s Xanax rehab center in Murfreesboro, TN, understands how easily it can be to start misusing it. The high from Xanax can be compared to the high produced from alcohol, sleeping pills, and barbiturates.
Once someone has developed an addiction to Xanax, it is common to build up a tolerance. Tolerance can lead someone to have less of the desired effect and have to increase the amount they are taking to get high.
With the right support team in place for you, Xanax addiction treatment is possible. Our treatment center employs a team of highly knowledgeable drug addiction experts to guide you on the path to recovery.
Signs of Xanax Abuse
Some common signs that someone is high on Xanax, taking it in higher doses, or suffering from Xanax overdose include the following:
- slurred speech
- lack of coordination
- increased talking
- problems concentrating
- problems thinking or remembering what they were talking about
- lack of inhibition
- involuntary eye movements
- slowed breathing and reduced blood pressure
Signs of Xanax Withdrawal
When Xanax is taken in large doses, tolerance to the medication can develop. Individuals are chasing the desired state of euphoria and have difficulty achieving it.
This is when drug dependence begins. Individuals may feel as though they need the drug to complete daily tasks. When they stop taking the medication, withdrawal symptoms start.
Xanax withdrawal symptoms can include the following:
- dissatisfaction with life
- panic attacks
- heart palpitations
- muscle pain
Our Treatment Programs
We provide several options at our addiction treatment center. When participating in our Xanax rehab treatment, our clients participate in various programs, including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient treatment, and sober living homes.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) can benefit patients needing more than outpatient care without 24/7 inpatient treatment. PHPs help individuals by providing a safe and structured environment with access to medical supervision, including psychotherapy, one-on-one and individual therapy sessions, support groups, and medication management when needed. This substance abuse treatment program removes access to Xanax abuse.
Individuals in this program can access care during the day and return home in the evenings to continue their routines. They can practice positive lifestyle changes and build social connections in a supportive community. We provide exposure therapy during the first month of treatment to understand how to approach critical incidents. We help our clients work through intrusion symptoms and the stimuli that provoke them.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Inpatient programs aren’t always required or serve the needs of every individual. For people with an involved support system at home, an intensive outpatient program better meets their needs. We understand the importance of family in people’s lives. Because of that, we offer this intensive outpatient program (IOP).
The program suits individuals who do not need around-the-clock care. This option is typically designed for individuals moving out of a partial hospitalization program (PHP). Most IOPs meet 3-4 days weekly for 3-5 hours, giving you time to return to your daily obligations.
Our sober living program is ideal for those who need to be surrounded by a support system for people with similar disorders. Our drug-free housing is close to our treatment facilities for convenience. We offer four levels of sober living.
- Peer-Run: This format is an informed residence where people who already know each other live together during their recovery. The residents agree on the rules of the house. Some basic requirements might include weekly house meetings, drug screenings, and holding each other accountable during sobriety. Residents continue attending our treatment facility for group therapy.
- Monitored: This option is housed in a single-family home. A resident who has been in the program a while, a senior resident, supervises the house and can act as a house manager. As with peer-run homes, residents can expect to engage in house meetings and drug screenings and follow established house rules.
- Supervised: Our treatment facility has direct involvement in this format. We provide consistent monitoring of Xanax treatment. Our staff offers any necessary health services and teaches coping skills and other psychotherapy as needed for each individual and group session. Every staff member involved in supervised sober living housing is certified.
- Integrated Therapies: This sober living structure is a transitional format for clients completing their Xanax addiction treatment program. As with the supervised model, our therapists come to the homes and guide life skills and coping skills development.
Our Treatment Approaches
Addiction treatment programs are the best course of action for Xanax dependency. Behavioral therapy and holistic therapy are treatment options that work to resolve the addiction and associated underlying issues that led to it.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) makes individuals aware of attention and concentration problems. It improves their organization and time management. They can break down tasks easier to manage their daily lives. CBT builds confidence and controls impulsive behavior. Individuals with Xanax abuse disorder gain confidence and can control impulsive and risky behaviors.
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment. It’s a standard psychological service used at our addiction center for Xanax use. DBT effectively treats many other disorders that our clients might have as well. Those include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). DBT helps clients who struggle with managing their emotions and relationships and individuals considering self-harm.
- Individual therapy is vital for those in recovery to have. One-on-one therapy time can be used to discuss any issues you face with a professional who intimately understand what you are going through. You can discuss how your treatment is progressing, the lifestyle difficulties you are experiencing, and the temptation and triggers that can lead to drug relapse.
- Group therapy sessions allow individuals to come together and share similar experiences battling Xanax use. Listening to others discuss their struggles during group sessions lets you realize you are not alone. An essential function of group therapy is showing that everyone has different triggers. With the help of a skilled group therapy facilitator, a great deal of meaningful discussion and personal revelation can be had within groups.
- Family therapy brings in the family unit. TRUE understands that addiction concerns do not stop with the individual but impact every part of your life. We know that family counseling is just as crucial as individual treatment. There are forms of support that only family can offer, but that can only be achieved if they are appropriately coached on what truly will help and what will only enable their loved one further.
- Holistic therapy is an alternative treatment service that focuses on the whole person, not just specific addiction-related symptoms. Our therapists consider our clients’ physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, allowing them to achieve balance and develop coping skills. We use several holistic therapy services, including yoga, meditation, equine therapy, creativity, movement, fitness, and acupuncture.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
A dual-diagnosis disorder describes when a person struggles with two or more conditions simultaneously. They are often referred to as co-occurring or comorbid. Commonly, a person struggling with substance abuse will also struggle with mental illness. One or the other may occur first, but the two often worsen each other unless treated.
Some common co-occurring disorders with Xanax abuse are:
- cocaine and depression
- alcohol and panic disorder
- drug obsession and schizophrenia
- benzodiazepines and anxiety
- stimulants and eating disorders
- amphetamine pills and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
A lack of treatment and care for these comorbid issues can result in adverse long-term outcomes, including relapse and overdose. A National Institute on Drug Abuse report found that almost 8 million adults suffer from co-occurring mental illness and substance use. More than half of these people never receive any treatment. Only 9% will seek treatment through a dual-diagnosis center.
Xanax use often occurs alongside anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Drug and alcohol addiction are also seen at higher levels in those suffering from the following conditions:
- bipolar disorder
- borderline personality disorder
- antisocial personality disorder
Drugs and alcohol affect the same areas in the brain as many mental health conditions. The two can often interact and worsen the negative symptoms of one another.
Why Choose TRUE
Our state-of-the-art Xanax rehab center provides a full suite of specialized programs. We help you or a loved one break the cycle of addiction.
We begin by completing a comprehensive assessment of your current condition and assessing your medical history to determine treatment needs. The assessment results are reviewed and used to develop an individualized treatment plan for recovery at TRUE.
TRUE’s clients receive safe and comfortable individualized treatment services. Our dedicated therapists consider the unique needs of each individual and treat them accordingly, which begins with an assessment that gathers information on your active addictions, history of Xanax abuse, and prior treatments.
After the evaluation, you are placed under medical supervision at our facility. Medical professionals are there every step of the way during treatment.
Why Addiction Treatment is Important
Addiction treatment and understanding the root cause can be complex. The first step in finding help for Xanax use is getting into medical detoxification. Detoxing from Xanax cold turkey can have extreme side effects, including death. It is also helpful to ensure you taper off Xanax following a realistic time frame, which medical professionals best know.
The brain regions in charge of judgment, decision-making, learning, and memory change over time. This is the brain rewiring itself. Once this happens, drug-seeking behavior becomes less of a choice and more of a reflex. This can be almost impossible to deal with alone, which is one of the many reasons rehab is an excellent idea after a detox program.
Rehab can help someone get the support they need while learning to live sober and successfully. It will put you in an environment that lets you know you are not alone or struggling with addiction alone.
Long-lasting changes to the brain make it difficult for some individuals to stay drug-free. These changes will likely lead to intense cravings, often leading to relapse. It is essential to consider how much of your body, mind, and life has been impacted by Xanax use.
Get the Support You Deserve
We specialize in assisting individuals with Xanax substance use disorder (SUD). TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health offers an array of therapies that help you or a loved one develop new ways to cope with Xanax abuse and any associated mental health disorders.
By offering a supportive environment, we make it easier for our clients to focus on their recovery and regain control over their lives. Give us a call today.