Xanax is a prescription drug that is used to treat depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. It works by increasing serotonin levels in the brain, which helps regulate mood and behavior. Xanax can also be used off-label for treating chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Sadly, Xanax misuse is on the rise. People who misuse Xanax risk addiction, dependence, and overdose.
If you or someone you know is experiencing signs of Xanax abuse or addiction, it is vital that you seek professional help right away in a Xanax addiction treatment program like the one at New Bridge Foundation® in Berkeley, CA. With over 50 years of experience, we have been identified as one of America’s “Best Addiction Treatment Centers” for the past three years, per a survey conducted by Statista in cooperation with Newsweek Magazine. To learn more about our affordable programs, reach out to New Bridge Foundation® at 866.772.8491 today.
What Are the Signs of Xanax Abuse?
It can be difficult to determine when a person’s Xanax use has crossed the line and become Xanax abuse. This determination can be made more complicated by the fact that Xanax is a legal medication prescribed by healthcare professionals.
Some of the signs that you or someone close to you is experiencing Xanax abuse include the following:
- Taking more than the prescribed amount of Xanax
- Taking Xanax more often than prescribed
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not taking Xanax
- Developing a tolerance to the drug, requiring higher doses for its desired effects
- Continuing to take Xanax despite knowing that it is causing physical or psychological harm
- Feeling like you need the drug in order to function normally
- Using other drugs in combination with Xanax
- Engaging in risky behaviors while under the influence of Xanax, such as driving impaired or engaging in unprotected sex
If you recognize any of these signs in yourself or someone close to you, it is important to seek professional help immediately. With the proper treatment and support, it is possible to overcome Xanax addiction and its associated risks safely and effectively. New Bridge Foundation® can provide the dedicated care and personalized treatment needed for a full recovery.
What to Expect in a Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment Program
The treatment plans at New Bridge Foundation® are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual in our care. This involves a number of steps. First, our clinical team will assess your condition to determine the best course of treatment and which level of care best suits your needs. Next, we will develop a comprehensive treatment plan with your goals in mind. Lastly, we will provide you with the education, skills, and support necessary to help you stay on track and become more self-sufficient as time passes.
Our programs are designed to be flexible enough to meet your needs while also providing the structure and accountability that will keep you on the road to recovery. Our comprehensive addiction treatment program includes detox, long-term and short-term residential care, and short-term outpatient services. Our outpatient programs are currently being provided virtually (for California residents only). Depending on which program you are participating in, addiction counseling services include:
- Medical and psychiatric assessments
- Medication management
- Individual and group counseling sessions
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Family education and support, including family counseling
- Coping skills development
- Relapse prevention education
- Discharge planning
We also know that your recovery journey does not end when you leave our program. This is why we are proud to offer all of the individuals we work with free aftercare for life.
Learn More at New Bridge Foundation® Today
At New Bridge Foundation®, we believe that everyone has the potential to achieve lasting sobriety and reclaim their lives. To learn more about our prescription drug abuse treatment programs, reach out to us at 866.772.8491 today or contact us using our convenient online form. Let us help you start your journey toward a better life.