Xanax Addiction

Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a benzodiazepine first approved for the treatment of panic disorders during the 1970s. Commonly prescribed for anxiety and panic related issues, it is also a Schedule IV controlled substance. Approximately 23% of people who use Xanax will become addicted within the first three months of use. The majority of Xanax prescriptions originate from local hospitals and clinics.

Many general practitioners will continue Xanax for their patients due to empathy with their suffering and because of a lack of other treatment options. In many situations where an addiction develops, prescriptions are often continued at the insistence of the patient. If you are suffering from Xanax addiction, give The View a call at (877) 310-4343 to get help today.

Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a Schedule IV controlled substance, meaning that its potential for abuse is low. Many people do, however, seek help for Xanax addiction throughout the year. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 17,000 people were admitted to treatment centers for Xanax addiction in 2012.

People suffering from a Xanax addiction often feel that they are unable to cope with the drug, unsuccessfully attempt to quit the drug, and experience withdrawal symptoms when they are without it. Xanax withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, depression, hypersensitivity to touch and pain, aches, and headaches. In rare situations, people can develop psychosis and seizures. Xanax withdrawal becomes commonplace for people who are using for more than four weeks. It is also common for people with Xanax addiction to abuse other substances. According to American Family Physician, as many as 41% of people with an alcohol problem also abuse Xanax and other benzodiazepines.

Xanax Addiction Treatment

The View, a luxury detox and stabilization center in Los Angeles, provides Xanax addiction treatment. Our boutique facilities help clients recover in comfort. Clients can participate in individual therapy, group psychotherapy, and stress reduction groups.

The View also offers additional services that can potentially benefit clients suffering from Xanax addiction. EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, helps address traumatic memories. CBT and DBT can also help clients learn new behaviors to cope with cravings. At The View, clients are encouraged to stay as long as they'd like to focus on their recovery.

Get Help Today

If you or a loved one are suffering from Xanax addiction, please give The View a call at (877) 310-4343 for help today. Our caring and dedicated staff can help you get your life on track.

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