Xanax is one of the most commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications in the country. It is a short-acting benzodiazepine, meaning that its effects take hold quickly and it does not stay in the system for a significant amount of time (meaning that the symptoms of withdrawal take hold quickly after the final use). Any individual who has been taking Xanax other than as prescribed for an extended period will begin to experience a range of withdrawal symptoms almost as soon as use is stopped.
Are Xanax Detox Symptoms Painful?
Generally speaking, symptoms associated with benzodiazepine withdrawal are extremely uncomfortable, and they can be extremely dangerous – even life-threatening, in some cases – when left untreated. Anyone who has been abusing Xanax for any length of time must enter into a medical detox facility.
Quitting Xanax without medical assistance can easily result in life-threatening complications. Allure Detox provides men and women of all ages with a comprehensive and medically monitored detox program, one geared towards physical stabilization and preparation. We believe that medical detox should be about more than treating symptoms of withdrawal as they arise. We believe that every effective detox program should also work towards laying a lasting foundation for long-term sobriety.
Xanax Withdrawal – Signs and Symptoms
When it comes to benzodiazepine withdrawal of any kind, the physical and psychological symptoms are often severe. When not treated with 24/7 medical assistance these symptoms can be life-threatening. Symptoms typically last between one and two weeks, but they might last significantly longer if not constantly overseen by an experienced team of professionals. The symptoms that are most commonly associated with Xanax withdrawal include:
- Intense and persistent headaches
- Night sweats
- Insomnia and other severe sleep-related issues
- Anxiety, which can lead to panic attacks when left untreated
- Suicidal ideation
Some people might mistakenly assume that because Xanax is initially prescribed by a medical professional, the associated withdrawal symptoms cannot possibly be that bad. On the contrary, the withdrawal symptoms associated with this particular prescription medication are often severe. If you have been struggling with a Xanax addiction it is imperative that you enter into a medical detox facility as soon as the last dose is taken, or shortly after the last dose is taken. Our experienced team of professionals will often employ a range of proven Xanax detoxification techniques, including tapering and Medication Assisted Treatment.
Our Medically Monitored Xanax Detox
Allure Detox offers men and women of all ages the opportunity to begin healing from addiction while actively preparing for the next stage of the long-term clinical care continuum. We believe that detox should focus on much more than a safe, pain-free, and comfortable withdrawal – we believe that every one of our clients should begin developing the skills necessary to maintain sobriety during the very first stage of the recovery process. We understand that when it comes to benzodiazepine withdrawal, the physical symptoms might last for the entire duration of the detox process.
However, if the addictive disorder was mild or moderate (if Xanax was not being abused for a very significant period), the client might feel physically up to participating in some of the many recovery-centered group sessions we offer. Some examples of these group sessions include relapse prevention training, 12 step program immersion, addiction education, intensive therapy, and thorough aftercare planning. Our main priority is setting our clients up for long-term success. To learn more about our Xanax addiction recovery program please give us a call at any point in time – we are available around the clock to answer any questions you might have.