Xanax Rehab in San Diego, CA

Even when prescribed, Xanax is incredibly addictive.

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About Xanax.

Xanax, prescribed as alprazolam, is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. Typically prescribed in order to treat anxiety and panic, it is one of the most commonly abused drugs. A prescription drug, it is often prescribed by doctors whose patients then build a tolerance that exceeds their prescribed dosage, leading them to illegal procurement. Sudden cessation of Xanax consumption can lead to serious physical injuries manifesting in the form of seizures and convulsions. Overdose is also a serious possibility when Xanax is combined with other depressants.

Identifying it.

Xanax addiction transcends physical symptoms and can affect social and personal life. Common effects of Xanax include nausea/vomiting, sight problems, memory problems, attention problems, muscle control problems, decreased sexual appetite, lack of coordination, slurred speech, disorientation, and confusion. Symptoms can vary from moderate (irritability, blurred vision, headache, memory problems, lack of focus, insomnia, swollen hands/feet, nausea, upset stomach, lack of coordination, slurred speech, dry mouth/throat, tremors, and confusion) to serious (suicidal thoughts, depression, hostility, hallucinations, chest pain, uncontrolled muscle movements, seizures, and hyperactivity.) Withdrawal symptoms depend on factors like dosage, duration, and frequency, and it takes one week for the body to expel the drug completely. However, there are still severe withdrawal symptoms, such as insomnia, muscle tension, paresthesias or numbness/tingling in the extremities, digestive upset, depression, anxiety, tremors, and seizures.

Treating it.

Xanax withdrawal is very painful, and patients therefore often require proper medical supervision in order to cope. We provide tailored recovery programs that include three stages: integrated detox program, the residential program, and the intensive outpatient program. At first, the patient undergoes 24-hour supervision with psychiatric and nursing support, as well as group and individual counseling and therapy and gender-specific recovery programs. This prepares patients for the next stage, generally a 30-day process, with 24/7 guidance and support from the clinical team, as well as nutritious diet plans with meals prepared by a private chef and recreational activities on weekends under staff supervision. When ready, the patients then transition to an outpatient program in which 20-30 sessions over 30-45 days promote mindful relapse prevention, with evening meetings and group as well as individual assignments. Transportation and housing are provided.
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