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Fort Lauderdale Detox for Xanax Addiction

Xanax Detox in Ft Lauderdale

Benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Valium are both physically and psychologically addictive. As with all addictions, conquering the physical addiction is the vital first step in beginning the journey to recovery. Many begin noticing that it takes a higher dosage to achieve the desired effect from the pill. Once a user builds a tolerance and continues to increase their dosage, addiction sets in. At Imperium, patients are treated with detox methods and/or medication to safely wean off of these medications. Therapists and relaxation activities are available to conquer the psychological addiction which is just as powerful as the psychical one.

If you or a loved one is caught up in an addiction to Xanax, you must seek intensive drug treatment and receive the care and support from experienced and professional medical personnel. Trying to stop Xanax on your own is extremely dangerous and the symptoms of withdrawal can be potentially life-threatening depending on the presence of other drugs in the body, their concentrations, and past medical history. Xanax causes normal function in your brain to decrease and slow down. As a result, your body can try to overcompensate if you come off of the drug too quickly. The reaction leads to overstimulation of the brain and can be serious. Seizures are common among Xanax addicts who quit using the drug too abruptly, along with rage, hyper-alertness and more.

The Dangers Of Detoxing from Xanax On Your Own

Although Xanax is a prescription medication, that doesn't make it safe for uncontrolled use. When abused or used without a prescription, Xanax can damage physical and emotional aspects of our lives. The effects of long-term Xanax abuse will differ from person to person, but one thing is clear: addiction to Xanax leaves virtually no area of an addict’s life unscathed. Some of the most common effects of Xanax abuse include:

Decreased Libido


Financial Ruin

Increased Respitory Infections


Chest Pain


Suicidal Thoughts


To avoid permanent damage to our physical and mental health, properly flushing your body of Xanax and any other substances abused is the first step. Undergoing medical detoxification is a crucial step in achieving an effective, long-term recovery. While the process may be difficult, detox is done to minimize the physical and psychological effects experienced in withdrawal. During this process, our staff at our Fort Lauderdale Detox Center will offer treatments to safely reduce the amount of Xanax that is in your system and will evaluate you for any medical or mental issues that could be contributing to one's Xanax addiction. In general, the withdrawal period lasts about a week but can last longer depending on the severity of one’s addiction.

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Withdrawal Symptoms of Xanax Abuse

Full detox from Xanax typically takes a few weeks, as quitting cold turkey is not recommended. Even in the event one does stop use abruptly, the drug will stay in your system for a couple weeks to follow. Depending on your specific dosage and use, it can take up to a few months. However, medical supervision is only needed usually for the first 1-2 after stopping the drug.

Xanax withdrawal does present its own set of symptoms, which under the supervision of a medical professional, can be eased. Some of the more common symptoms to be expected include:

abdominal cramps
increased blood pressure
paranoid psychosis
severe skin rash
speech problems

Once Detox is complete, formal rehabilitation will commence. The staff at Imperium will work closely with each patient to come up with a personalized treatment plan that will teach patient's life tools and coping methods. These tools will be learned through methods like cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, and group counseling. Patients will develop the strength to remain resistant to temptation and will be given the tools to stay sober long term.

Take The First Step at Imperiums Fort Lauderdale Xanax Detox Center

If you have questions regarding Xanax addiction and the treatment options that are available, Imperium provides a comprehensive list of resources and treatment options. Our experienced staff is available around the clock and can ask any and all questions you may have. Give yourself or a loved one the gift of sobriety and call Imperium today.

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