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What Happens in Xanax Rehab?

Addiction to Xanax is possible, and those who become unable to control their use of the drug should attend Xanax rehab. In a rehab treatment facility, you will be given medication and attend behavioral therapy in order to recover from your Xanax addiction.

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In Xanax addiction treatment you will gain the skills necessary to quit Xanax for good.

What Happens on Your First Day of Rehab?

First, after you choose your rehab facility, you will be tested for any physical problems caused by Xanax abuse and any possible mental disorders that could have helped lead to your abuse of the drug. After these tests, patients are given a treatment regimen or program that is decided on by the doctor and the patient together. It ensures that the patients needs are met and that the treatment is beneficial to the patient.

At any time, your treatment program may change because, according to the NIDA, “an individual’s treatment and services plan must be assessed continually and modified” whenever necessary.

What Treatments are There in Xanax Rehab?

The NIDA states, “Addicted patients should undergo medically supervised detoxification because the treatment dose must be gradually reduced.” This means that you will slowly be weaned off Xanax by the medical professionals at the rehab center of your choice. You will likely encounter withdrawal symptoms but they will be somewhat lessened by the slow tapering of the drug instead of how they would be if you suddenly stopped your Xanax use completely.

This process should be done carefully as Xanax withdrawal in some cases “can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms, including seizures.” These will be taken care of in treatment, but you may experience others such as:

  • Nightmares
  • Mood changes
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucinations
  • Panic
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Drug cravings

For the most part, weaning off Xanax slowly will curb many of these withdrawal symptoms and your cravings as well, but you can still expect to experience some issues. Talking to your doctor will always help, and your dosage can be adjusted if necessary.

In addition to tapering off Xanax, you will also be treated with behavioral therapy. “Behavioral therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, that have proven effective for treating addiction to other illicit substances” like heroin, crack, and meth can be beneficial in treating prescription drug addiction as well (NIDA 2). Those who struggle with Xanax addiction will likely attend some kind of behavioral therapy in order to change the way they think about their abuse.

Aside from CBT, some therapy treatments that might be used in Xanax rehab are:

  • Contingency management
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy

Depending on what type of facility you are in, there could be other classes and treatments as well including yoga and exercise classes, arts and crafts, nutrition classes, and other holistic treatments that help many individuals in their recovery.

In Xanax rehab, you will work on your recovery in a safe environment for a prolonged amount of time, either all day or for a certain period of time each day. The most successful treatment programs for abuse and addiction last at least 90 days, and staying in Xanax rehab for the correct amount of time can help you end your abuse of the drug and create a solid basis for your recovery from addiction.

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