Josh Chandler | October 13, 2021

Xanax Detox Simi Valley

Xanax Addiction Symptoms and Signs

Xanax (prescribed as Alprazolam) is a type of benzodiazepine prescription medication prescribed by doctors to help calm or sedate a person by raising the GABA neurotransmitter in the brain, depressing the nervous system. It is often used to treat anxiety disorders, stress, agoraphobia, depression, and panic disorders. Over time, the brain becomes dependent on Xanax, making finding a Xanax detox in Simi Valley essential.

Xanax is addictive, especially if you have a history of addiction, begin to use it not as prescribed, or use it alongside other addictive substances, and can lead to overdose or even death. Signs you may be addicted to Xanax include:

  • Gaining a higher tolerance to Xanax and needing to take more to achieve the same effect.
  • Having intense cravings/urges to use Xanax.
  • Using Xanax even when you don’t need to, or using it for more extended periods than intended.
  • Continuing to use Xanax even when your home, work, and school life begins to suffer.
  • Continuing to use Xanax even when it causes financial, health, or relationship problems
  • Giving up important activities or hobbies to use Xanax instead.
  • Engaging in risky behavior you normally would not do, like driving while high.
  • Spending a lot of time obtaining more Xanax, using it, and recovering from it.
  • Being unable to stop using Xanax or cut back, having withdrawal symptoms when you try.

If you believe you have a Xanax addiction and want help quitting, look no further. Muse Treatment’s Xanax detox in Simi Valley can help you detox and rehabilitate from Xanax. We use an integrated combination of medical or social detox, therapy, counseling, education, and physical rehab, so you can get over your addiction once and for all and move on with your life.

Click here to call Muse Addiction Center today. Our staff is available 24/7 to provide answers and begin the admissions process. Call (800) 426-1818.

What Happens During Xanax Detox?

At Muse Treatment, we can help you stop using Xanax through our Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) Xanax detox in Simi Valley program. We provide anxiety-relieving medications that will improve your rest and your stress levels as you begin therapy right away. Our medical health professionals will carefully monitor your short-term prescription usage of anti-anxiety medications not to create a new addiction.

Depending on your specific situation, you may also be prescribed other psychiatric medications to help you deal with co-occurring conditions in a dual diagnosis treatment. You will slowly taper off these medications, and once your body is stable enough and you feel ready, you will move directly into a rehabilitation program.

Physical Withdrawal Symptoms of Xanax

The physical withdrawal symptoms of Xanax may include:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headaches and body aches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression leading to suicidal ideation
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia/nightmares/sleep trouble
  • Light/sound sensitivity
  • Aggression/irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Numbness and tingling

A serious withdrawal may also include seizures, so stopping the use of Xanax (or any benzodiazepine) is best done under the care of medical professionals in a medical detox program, using a ‘taper’ method to quit slowly.

Stopping Xanax use can also have long-term effects like depression, anxiety, or insomnia that can last for months in some cases. This means a stay in inpatient rehab is an excellent idea to ensure you receive all the support you need in this challenging time, followed by outpatient rehab for continued care.

How Long Will Xanax Withdrawal Last?

The length of your Xanax withdrawal period will depend on factors like how long you were taking Xanax and how much you were taking at one time. It will also depend on our physical and mental health during detox, whether you were using other substances alongside Xanax, and your overall level of addiction.

The brain needs time to return to its normal levels of functioning once the Xanax is out of your system. Xanax is a “short-acting” benzodiazepine drug with an average half-life of 11 hours, meaning it can take 6 to 12 hours for withdrawal symptoms to begin. They will increase in severity for the next two days or so, resolving within about five days. Still, some symptoms like drug cravings and psychiatric symptoms can return or remain present for weeks or months, so having a solid support system around you for the long term is vital for a full Xanax recovery.

Xanax Detox Programs Simi Valley

At Muse Treatment, we recommend our medical detox program, as it is the easiest method to stop using Xanax. You will have full support from our staff, doctors, and you will have therapy and counseling throughout your time with us to help you deal with any trauma or emotions that come up. After detoxing, we have two options for further rehabilitation: inpatient or outpatient rehab.

Inpatient Xanax Drug Detox

Inpatient detox and rehab is the most effective method for quitting and staying off of Xanax long-term. You will move into our facility for a complete regimen of therapy and relapse prevention education, focusing on self-healing your mind, body, and spirit. We have group and individual therapy sessions exploring interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, mindfulness, and family dynamics.

There are programs using art therapy and recreational therapy, as well as educational lectures and more in a new, highly structured environment away from your usual stresses, habits, and triggers as your health professionals monitor emotional needs and wellness.

One of the most effective Xanax treatments is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The therapist will influence how you think, your expectations, and your behavior while providing you with coping strategies and tools to remain sober once you leave rehab.

Outpatient Xanax Drug Detox

Some people cannot take 30 to 90 days out of their lives to check into inpatient rehab due to work, school, or essential life commitments like caring for a family member and these people. Recovery from Xanax addiction is an ongoing process that takes time, and at Muse Treatment, we offer these outpatient programs that last for as long as you need them to.

You will first check into our facility for a fully monitored and safe detox regimen, which will usually take anywhere from a few days to a week. Then we will place you into our outpatient rehab program.

Our outpatient programs involve three main facets:

  • Therapy: through group and individual therapy run by expert therapists, you will gain skills such as stress reduction, relapse prevention, anger management, life skills, overcoming trauma, emotional regulation, and more.
  • Twelve-step integration: we follow guidelines set out by the founders of the 12-step program as it has a proven success rate for those with addictions, incorporating spiritual healing into the process.
  • Case management: finding work can be an essential step for people in recovery, as having a job can provide financial independence and a sense of self-worth and add structure to your days. We will help you, using practice-based techniques to learn how to interview, practicing organizational skills, creating resumes, and providing vocational and educational counseling.

During outpatient rehab, you will live outside of our facility and commute for treatment in a flexible, customizable treatment program. We have two types of outpatient rehab available to our patients:

  • Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a program where you live outside of our facility but come back to our facility during the day. This is an intensive, full-day program that you can attend up to seven days a week if you need to.
  • Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a flexible, individualized program that can be customized to suit your schedule and change in frequency as your needs evolve. This way, you can remain working, go to school, and take care of your family by scheduling treatment around your busy life.

Both outpatient programs can change as your needs evolve. Starting in the PHP is recommended, so you have as much support as possible during the difficult post-detox period, moving into the IOP when you are ready to use your newly learned recovery skills as you transition back to your everyday life.

You can always move back into the PHP if you feel you need extra structure and support as you go through a difficult period. Recovery is not a linear process, it is an ebb and flow that requires a persistent connection to a sober community, and our outpatient programs are designed to be just that.

Why Should I Choose Muse Treatment for Xanax Detox?

It would be best to choose Muse Treatment for Xanax detox in Simi Valley because we are an affordable option with a high level of care. All our staff is dedicated to making the detox and rehabilitation process as stress-free as possible. We believe that your health and safety are of utmost importance, but so are your emotional and spiritual well-being. At Muse Treatment, your programs are customized to best suit your individual needs so that you can stop using Xanax for good and start living your life the way you want to, without needing to rely on drugs as a crutch. Contact us at (800) 426-1818 today to find out more about Xanax detox and rehab in Simi Valley.

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