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How to Kick Xanax

Xanax is a prescription drug that is used for treating panic and anxiety disorders. However, the drug is also misused by people who are seeking a tranquil high. The medication is a sedative and a central nervous system depressant, causing sleepiness, muscle relaxation, and relief from anxiety.

Xanax is part of the benzodiazepine family, also known as benzos. Long-term misuse of Xanax and similar drugs can lead to serious health issues, including death. If you’re addicted to Xanax or a similar drug, now is a good time to consider undergoing a benzo detox.

What Is Xanax Addiction?

Xanax is a highly addictive drug because it causes the brain to release higher amounts of dopamine while decreasing GABA. As the brain receives more dopamine, the user experiences increased feelings of pleasure and decreased feelings of anxiety, worry, and panic. For some, this chemical change in the brain is quite euphoric.

When someone suffers from Xanax addiction, they’re likely to experience a variety of symptoms including:

  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Irregular heart rate

Xanax side effects may seem harmless, at first, but long-term use can lead to more severe symptoms, including mood disorders, depression, seizures, and death.

Understanding Xanax Withdrawal

Because of the potential life-threatening Xanax withdrawal symptoms, it’s best to quit with the help of a medical team that can ensure your complete detoxification and withdrawal. When getting off of Xanax, users often experience:

  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia

In more serious cases, users looking to quit may experience seizures. Because seizures can be life-threatening, someone looking to kick their Xanax addiction to the curb should do so under the supervision of an experienced medical team.

Xanax Detox & Treatment

The first step in getting off Xanax is to undergo a complete detox. This involves quitting the drug entirely and allowing your body to get rid of any remnants of it. During detox, you’re likely to experience uncomfortable symptoms. Our treatment programs are holistic and focus on the mental and physical cravings that you’ll experience.

After undergoing detox, the next step is to address the behaviors and thoughts that caused you to become addicted to Xanax. Through experiential therapy and a family support group programs, you’re able to express your past and address actions and behaviors that caused you to become addicted.

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Get the Treatment You Need

Tired of wondering how to wean off Xanax? Are you ready to kick your Xanax addiction to the curb? Make today the day you get the help you need to finally kick your Xanax habit. At Yellowstone Recovery, we offer a wide range of treatment options, including detox, residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and sober living.

Our team is trained in treating those addicted to Xanax and other benzos. Become the person you’ve always wanted to be and make the phone call. We’re here around the clock to offer the treatment you need for the happier and healthier version of you.

Contact us today at (888) 418-4188 to start your sober life.

Source:

  1. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/018276s044,021434s006lbl.pdf

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