Xanax

Comprehensive Residential Xanax Addiction Treatment Program

End your battle with Xanax abuse today with our medically-assisted, patient-focused detox program

Xanax is the trade name of the prescription medication, alprazolam. Xanax is included in a drug class called benzodiazepines, which are prescription tranquilizers, or sedatives. They are prescribed for a number of conditions, such as anxiety or panic disorders, insomnia, or muscle relaxation.

The medication interacts with a receptor in the brain that increases inhibitory brain activity, thus tempering anxiety. It is a fast-acting drug which effects are established within an hour after use. Xanax is commonly abused by those seeking it for its sedative effects and it is especially addictive when misused – even people who take the medication exactly as prescribed can become addicted to it without realizing it.

Withdrawal from benzodiazepines can be particularly dangerous, sometimes triggering seizures. Harris House is ready to help, providing a medical detox and a comprehensive, holistic rehab program that treats you as a whole person.

The first step in our Xanax addiction treatment program is a medical detox with a licensed doctor to keep patients as safe and comfortable as possible. After the medical detox is complete, we move on to the next steps in the rehab process.

How do I know if I’m addicted to Xanax?

Although Xanax has a calming effect, it is highly addictive and there are many symptoms a person who abuses it faces. According to the 2011 Treatment Episode Data Set Report, 60,200 people who received drug abuse treatment were addicted to benzodiazepines, which was a significant increase from the 22,400 people who sought treatment for benzodiazepine addictions in 1998.

Some of the physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of Xanax abuse include:

  • Weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Doctor shopping
  • Wanting to cut back on the volume of abuse, but not being able to do so
  • Combining Xanax or other benzodiazepines with alcohol or other drugs
  • When the drug is not in your system, you experience withdrawal symptoms
  • You take Xanax to avoid withdrawal symptoms
  • You experience an impaired performance at home, work, or school due to the drug’s effects

Xanax is known the slow down respiratory rates of people that abuse it. This is especially dangerous if Xanax is mixed with alcohol. The combined effect of both depressants could lead to serious injury, coma, or even death.

Some people may develop a memory impairment after Xanax abuse, which typically affects the short-term memory.

If you have any or several of these physical or behavioral symptoms, please contact Harris House today at 314-328-7938 to talk with one of our counselors about an evaluation and admission.

What can I expect from treatment at Harris House?

As a dual diagnosis treatment facility, we’ll take care of you as soon as you walk through our doors. Our staff will do everything they can to keep you as comfortable and safe as possible.

Harris House’s approach to treatment is based on assessing the client as a whole person in a non-judgmental way. Our treatment combines medication management, mental health therapy to stabilize depression and anxiety, along with 12 step support groups  consists of the medical detox, a 12-step approach, and as a holistic approach to treatment. It’s designed to work together to provide a stable foundation for the patient.

Admitting and being involved in substance abuse therapy is an already difficult process. We want to ensure all our clients are seen as holistic individuals worthy of time and care and help them receive the best treatment possible so they can enter recovery and leave their Xanax addiction behind them.

What’s it like at Harris House?

Clients are allowed to smoke and use their phones at our facility. Our location in South City is a highly secure, gated facility with 24-hour security, so you’ll never have to worry about safety. Feel free to explore our treatments page to learn more about the specific programs we offer.

We accept most major insurance companies. Please give us a call at 314-631-4299. A counselor is standing by 24 hours a day. You can also contact us here.