People take Xanax and other benzos every day for insomnia, anxiety, and panic disorders. Because Xanax is a legal prescription drug, most people think it’s safe. When taken in moderation, Xanax can reduce symptoms, however, like other benzos, Xanax use can lead to dependence and addiction. The safest, most effective way to stop taking Xanax is through a detox program. At Lotus Recovery Centers, our Delaware drug detox center helps clients jumpstart their recovery with Xanax detox.
If you or someone in your life is ready to stop using Xanax, the team at Lotus Recovery Centers can help. Our Xanax detox program provides clients with a continuum of care. Reach out to our team today at 833.922.1615 or connect with us online to learn more and enroll in our programs today.
Understanding the Effects of Xanax and Other Benzos
Benzodiazepines are common prescription drugs for insomnia, anxiety, seizures, and panic disorders. Much like other benzos, Xanax works by slowing down the brain with GABA and dopamine. GABA is a naturally occurring chemical that promotes sleep and helps us stay calm. While the brain produces GABA at night, Xanax releases GABA throughout the day, which can change how the brain perceives the world. Xanax floods the brain with dopamine, causing sensations of joy, pleasure, and euphoria. This rush of dopamine can make Xanax highly addictive.
If someone stops taking Xanax, they will probably experience a rebound effect. This means their insomnia, anxiety, and other symptoms will return and worsen. Without medical supervision, this can lead to self-harm and relapse. That’s why it’s important to begin a detox program to mitigate rebound symptoms and prevent relapse.
Understanding Xanax Addiction and Detox
Like other prescription drugs, Xanax addiction can happen slowly over time. Someone may start taking Xanax more frequently or increasing their dose to mitigate worsening anxiety and insomnia. Many people begin taking Xanax after major life changes or for travel. Taking it more frequently can quickly lead to addiction. While Xanax and other benzos can minimize symptoms like anxiety and insomnia, they aren’t a cure. That’s why when someone stops taking Xanax, symptoms return and worsen.
Unlike other prescription drugs, taking Xanax long-term can change a person’s perception. Continued use can cause:
- Trouble following conversations
- Trouble understanding language
- Difficulty understanding reality
- Trouble perceiving objects in space
- Trouble reading
Because Xanax slows down the brain, it can change how someone perceives reality. Taking Xanax long-term can cause people to struggle with reading comprehension or understanding the world around them. Medically assisted detox can help people recover cognition and adjust to the long-term effects of Xanax.
What You’ll Find in a Xanax Addiction Treatment Center
Long-term Xanax use can be detrimental to a person’s overall health. Unfortunately, prolonged stress, undiagnosed mood disorders, and unresolved trauma make Xanax increasingly popular. Because Xanax is powerful and easy to come by, many people can develop an addiction without realizing it. If you or someone you love is struggling with Xanax, don’t quit cold turkey. Call the team at Lotus Recovery Centers today.
Our treatment centers provide care through a range of detox and recovery programs. Clients at Lotus Recovery Centers can participate in:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
With a focus on stress reduction, our trauma-informed clinicians help clients jumpstart recovery through detox, relapse prevention planning, therapy, and medical detox.
Call Us Today to Learn What to Expect in Xanax Detox Centers
If you’re ready for a different kind of Xanax detox program, call us today at 833.922.1615 to learn more about our detox programs and get started today.