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Xanax Detox and Withdrawal

More people in America suffer from anxiety disorders than any other mental illness. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 40 million adults over the age of 18 have some type of anxiety disorder. These conditions are typically treated using medication, and one of the most commonly prescribed drugs is Xanax.
Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine drug that reduces anxiety by decreasing the movement of chemicals in the brain.
“More people in America suffer from anxiety disorders than any other mental illness.”
Although Xanax has a low potential for abuse, many people find they need help stopping their use of the drug. If you or someone you know is misusing or abusing Xanax, call our private helpline at to find a Xanax detox center that can provide help in overcoming a drug problem.


Alprazolam has the dubious honor of being the most prescribed and most abused benzodiazepine drug in America.

Xanax Detox Centers

Those who are struggling with an addiction to alprazolam can find help at Xanax detox programs to overcome their addiction and achieve sobriety. The key is to find a Xanax withdrawal treatment facility that aligns with the goals and preferences of the person being treated. The first step is to determine if inpatient or outpatient treatment is the best option for the person’s drug rehabilitation.

A person who opts for inpatient treatment will be required to check into and remain at a Xanax detox center for the duration of the rehab program. These facilities typically have medical staff on hand to attend to the person’s physical needs and counselors or psychologists to attend to his or her mental health needs. Many people prefer residential treatment centers because these places are insulated from the distractions and temptations of their daily lives. Treatment on an inpatient basis tends to cost a little more, however, while outpatient treatment allows people to remain at home, they must often check in with the treatment center every day (except holidays and weekends) to receive counseling and medication. Some people prefer this option because it allows them to maintain employment and connections with their friends and family. Outpatient treatment typically costs less than inpatient treatment, but the unstructured environment increases the chances of relapse.

No matter which treatment option you choose, the process of ceasing Xanax use is the same. The addiction specialist will start you on a Xanax detox program designed to end your physical addiction to the drug. During this time, you may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as:

  • Anxiety or panic
  • Insomnia
  • Tremors
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Hallucinations
  • Mood swings
  • Nightmares
  • Convulsions

The type and severity of your withdrawal symptoms will depend on how much and how long you have used Xanax. An addiction specialist at a Xanax detox center will usually prescribe medication or other therapies, such as acupuncture, to help alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal. It is important to communicate with your addiction specialist so he or she can make adjustments to the program that supports your recovery.


A person is more likely to develop a substance abuse problem if he or she has poor coping skills, associates with people who abuse drugs or alcohol, is subjected to poor parenting, or is raised in a dysfunctional environment.

Recovering From Drug Abuse or Addiction

RecoveryIn addition to addressing physical addiction, Xanax withdrawal treatment facilities also address emotional dependence on the drug. Most patients undergo counseling to develop more effective coping skills and explore the underlying issues that caused the addiction. For example, a person may use drugs as a way of dealing with the pain of abuse. Breaking your psychological addiction is critical to achieving and maintaining your sobriety.

Overcoming a drug problem can be a challenge, but with the right support and treatment, you can break your addiction and return to a normal life. For assistance with finding a Xanax detox center, call our confidential helpline at .

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