The Cirque Lodge alcohol and drug rehab center, located in a quiet mountain setting of Sundance, Utah, is a private and exclusive addiction treatment center. We are dedicated to helping people find recovery from xanax addiction. Call us at 1-877-997-3422 to get information about treatment options for you or a loved one faced with an addiction to Xanax® or any other addiction to prescription or non-prescription drugs. Drug rehab help and support is waiting here in the serenity of the mountains.
is one of the most commonly seen drugs in prescription drug abuse treatment. Xanax is classified as a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines are sedatives or tranquilizers that depress the central nervous system. They are usually prescribed to treat anxiety disorders. Ativan, Valium, and Klonopin are other benzodiazepines. Xanax®, the brand name for alprazolam, is prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and insomnia. Because it is a central nervous system depressant it slows normal brain function. Unfortunately, its abuse leads easily to addiction. For cases of addiction one should seek an addiction treatment or drug rehab program.
Anxiety disorders are characterized by unrealistic worry and apprehension. Symptoms of anxiety disorders include restlessness, aches, trembling, shortness of breath, smothering sensation, palpitations, sweating, cold clammy hands, lightheadedness, flushing, exaggerated startle responses, problems concentrating, and insomnia. Panic attacks happen unexpectedly or are triggered in certain situations (such as while driving).
Information on Xanax Addiction
|Effects of Long-Term Xanax Use|
- Impaired Cognitive Function
- Slurred Speech
- Tolerance to Medication
- Physcial Dependence
Xanax addiction occurs when taken in high doses over long periods of time. A person's body will develop a tolerance for Xanax and more is required to achieve the same affect. A person with an addiction to this drug can go through withdrawal if its use is reduced or stopped. Its use creates both a physical and emotional addiction.
Young, healthy people often abuse Xanax. Similar to OxyContin and Ritalin, Xanax has found its way from pharmacies to drug dealers. Often a physical and emotional dependence to Xanax occurs with the abuse of others drugs such as alcohol or cocaine. It is commonly abused to create a high similar to one created by alcohol. The abuse of Xanax gives a person feelings of euphoria and increased sociability. For a person with a dependence on Xanax, it may be taken orally, chewed, crushed (then snorted like cocaine), or crushed (then dissolved in water and injected like heroin). A person addicted to Xanax may be taking 20-30 pills per day.
Xanax® is one of the most commonly found cases in prescription drug abuse treatment. For some, it is so easy to obtain. Three out of every four drugs used illegally in the U.S. are prescription drugs. According to the government, abuse of prescription drugs has doubled in the past 10 years. The latest research concluded that four million people were estimated to be abusing prescription drugs in 1999. According to a 2000 survey conducted by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, almost five million people have taken Xanax or another anti-anxiety drug for non-medical reasons
Detox and Withdrawal from Xanax®
During detoxification from a Xanax addiction, the dose must be gradually tapered off. A person in withdrawal from an addiction to Xanax® may experience insomnia, headaches, nausea, vomiting, light-headedness, sweating, anxiety, or fatigue. In severe cases of withdrawal from Xanax®, seizures can occur. Klonopin is sometimes prescribed to help while a patient is being weaned off Xanax. Klonopin is also a benzodiazepine, but is less addictive.
Treatment for Xanax Addiction
For individuals in need of a Xanax addiction treatment, care and support is available at Cirque Lodge. Prescription drug abuse treatment involves cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as experiential therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps an individual to modify his thinking and behaviors and to increase his coping skills. Experiential therapy at Cirque Lodge involves outdoor activities such as hiking in the mountains, mountain biking, equine therapy, and indoor activities on the world's largest indoor ropes and challenge course.
The treatment program at Cirque Lodge is founded on an individualized addiction treatment program. We treat every addiction case specifically to accomplish the most successful results possible. We are dedicated to meeting the specific needs of each resident during their stay in our addiction treatment program. This ensures the resident a quiet, comfortable, enjoyable, and effective stay in our drug rehab facility. If you or someone close to you is struggling from a Xanax addiction and you don't know where to turn, call us at Cirque Lodge. We are more than glad to help.
Cirque Lodge is a private and exclusive drug rehab center dedicated to helping people with prescription drug abuse treatment. Cirque Lodge offers treatment help to families and businesses as they work to help their loved ones and employees. Help is available by calling us at 1-877-997-3422.