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.
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:
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.