Withdrawal from prescription drugs, especially Xanax, is difficult and may take some time. You probably wonder what Xanax withdrawal might look like as you travel on the road to recovery. At Bayview, we have a Xanax addiction treatment program that will allow you to detox safely. From our intensive outpatient program to our residential and family programs, we are here for you. Contact our team today at 855.478.3650 to learn about Xanax withdrawal symptoms and how we can help.
Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms
So, you have an addiction to Xanax and are considering withdrawing. Cold turkey withdrawal is never a good idea. Withdrawal symptoms can begin within a few hours of the last dose. At that point, you might experience:
- Blurred vision
- Loss of appetite
Xanax is classified as a benzodiazepine, commonly referred to as benzos. Doctors often prescribe Xanax for the management of anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax is the 11th most prescribed drug in the U.S. It increases dopamine pathways to the brain and is very addictive.
Your addiction affects the reward, mood-regulating, and motivational areas of the brain. Mood swings and nightmares can occur after withdrawal. If you decide to stop taking Xanax, you should receive treatment, therapy, and counseling from a mental health professional.
The Withdrawal Timeline
As a premier treatment center, we offer Xanax detox programs to residents of Tacoma, Washington, and the surrounding areas. We will help you in your withdrawal as well as throughout your recovery. Detoxing from Xanax should be gradual. The brain needs some time to return to normal levels of function. Everyone is unique, and the timeline varies depending on a variety of factors, such as:
- Mental health issues
- Prior history of addiction
- Environmental factors
- Stress levels
Acute withdrawal symptoms from Xanax usually begin within six to eight hours after the last dose. These symptoms peak around the second day. The resolution follows within four to five days.
Drawn-out symptoms may last for weeks or even months. We address these symptoms with treatment, as they may include drug cravings and psychiatric symptoms. This is why you will need addiction therapy services after you detox from Xanax. Fortunately, we offer each of these programs at Bayview Recovery Center.
Help in Detoxing From Xanax and Putting an End to Xanax Addiction
We provide a gradual detox from Xanax in a professional setting, where we combine psychological support treatments with a gradual tapering of dosages. Treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may be very helpful. Enrolling in a residential treatment center program might be your best option, as a custom therapy program may be beneficial.
Drug addiction treatment programs may include a number of alternative therapies, such as physical fitness, meditation, expressive arts, and being part of a committed community. We also offer a range of additional therapeutic options, including:
It is often essential that families are part of the recovery of a person with an addiction. At Bayview Recovery Center, we have a family therapy program that focuses on the health of the family. A person struggling with addiction affects all of those close to them.
Seek Treatment at Bayview Recovery Center
Located in scenic Tacoma, Washington, we are a small facility with a high level of care. We have a low staff-to-patient ratio, and our clinicians are highly-trained with master’s degrees.
Substance abuse should not control your life. You can overcome your addiction to Xanax by going to the best drug rehab. Contact us at 855.478.3650 to find your ideal drug treatment program in Washington state, and we’ll get you on your own path to recovery.