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Treatment for Xanax Addiction

Xanax addiction usually occurs as a result of the medication being legitimately prescribed for an anxiety disorder, panic attacks or severe stress and then being abused by the user. People who suffer from Xanax addiction usually can not stop using the medication without the help of a rehab center or medical specialists that can provide them a save place for recovery from the Xanax addiction. Xanax addiction treatment is a difficult process marked by severe withdrawal symptoms and psychological dependence that warrants the specialized help of therapists and counselors.

Alprazolam is the true name but most people know the drug even in generic form by it’s brand name which is Xanax. Xanax works to slow the neruotransmitters that send signals to the brain thus creating a calming effect. Unfortunately, Xanax addiction often results because people build a tolerance to the drug which ultimately causes increased use and doses in an effort to feel the same calming effects. People who suffer from Xanax addiction may take more than 20 pills a day in an effort to feel the same euphoric feeling that the initial dose created.

Treatment for Xanax addiction at drug rehab centers begins with detox in a safe environment where the individual can be monitored around the clock for any medical conditions that may result from the withdrawal of Xanax. Trained medical staff at drug rehab centers can assure that the individual is safe throughout the detoxification phase of treatment for Xanax addiction which usually lasts 10-14 days. Following the detox from Xanax, the individual will begin psychological treatment for the Xanax addiction.

Drug rehab centers provide supportive therapies that can help individuals who have suffered from emotional problems as a result of the Xanax addiction or whom began using Xanax to cope with previous emotional trauma. Most residential drug rehab centers that provide Xanax addiction treatment will offer programs that are about 30 days long for the initial treatment of Xanax addiction. Following residential or inpatient treatment for Xanax addiction, drug rehab centers encourage individuals to continue outpatient treatment for added support and to reduce possibility of relapse.

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