Xanax is one of the most popular and widely prescribed anti-anxiety drugs in the United States. It is also one of the most commonly abused, as it is fast-acting, and tolerance typically builds quickly. For those individuals not taking Xanax as prescribed, signs of addiction can begin in a matter of weeks. Due to Xanax overdoses, thousands of individuals are admitted to the emergency room each year. If you are struggling with unhealthy or dangerous Xanax usage, drug rehab programs in California can help provide relief.
New Bridge Foundation® works to provide evidence-based treatment that addresses both the physical and psychological causes of addiction. We have over 50 years of experience providing affordable drug addiction treatment and have been ranked as one of America’s “Best Addiction Treatment Centers” by Newsweek magazine two years in a row (2020, 2021). To learn how New Bridge Foundation® can help treat Xanax addiction, call 866.772.8491 today.
When Do I Need Xanax Addiction Treatment?
When someone develops a dependence on Xanax, they will need to take it to feel normal and avoid withdrawal symptoms. This can result in significant changes to your behavior and increasingly more drastic measures to get and take Xanax. Some signs you need Xanax addiction treatment include:
- The compulsion to exceed your prescription limits
- Increasing tolerance to the physical effects of Xanax
- Attempting to get more Xanax without having a prescription
- Continuing to use Xanax despite it causing social or employment problems
- Giving up important activities, hobbies, or responsibilities to use Xanax
- Experiencing withdrawal effects if you stop taking Xanax, including dizziness, insomnia, mood swings, headaches, tremors, and seizures
How a Xanax Addiction Treatment Center Can Help
Though it may be tempting to quit Xanax “cold turkey,” doing so is both difficult and dangerous. Quitting Xanax after developing a dependence can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms, including seizures. As a result, professionals recommend that you wean off the drug gradually with the assistance of a detox program. At New Bridge Foundation®, you will receive the medical over-site and care you need to reduce the physical toll of the withdrawal symptoms under the care and supervision of professionals.
After you are safe and stable, you can begin the treatment program where you will become educated on a variety of topics pertaining to chemical dependency while learning coping skills to address the Xanax abuse. Additionally, a counselor will work directly with you to create an individualized treatment plan to address your unique challenges and needs. These challenges can include identifying and countering unhealthy coping mechanisms, building strong social support networks, managing a dual diagnosis, and discharge planning.
Xanax is an anxiety medication, so many people who abuse the drug may also have a co-occurring anxiety disorder. Those who suffer from both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder have what is called a dual diagnosis. If you are struggling with anxiety and Xanax addiction, you should prioritize finding a program that can address both problems. At New Bridge Foundation®, we understand that to treat addiction we must also address the mental health needs of our clients, and as a result, we make dual diagnosis treatment a cornerstone of our treatment programs.
Learn More About Your Xanax Addiction Treatment Options in Northern California at New Bridge Foundation®
Xanax addiction treatment is a necessary step for many people who are dealing with a prescription drug dependency. At New Bridge Foundation®, we offer a variety of programs to meet your needs, including:
- Short-term residential rehab
- Long-term residential rehab
- Short-term outpatient rehab
- Telehealth services for California residents
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- LGBTQ affirming treatment
- Veterans and active-duty military program
If you or a loved one is struggling with a dependency to Xanax, call New Bridge Foundation® at 866.772.8491 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free evaluation and assessment.