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BENZODIAZEPINE AND XANAX ADDICTION

Nashville Addiction Recovery provides outpatient Xanax and Benzodiazepine addiction treatment at our detox and rehab clinic. We will ensure you have a thorough understanding of Benzodiazepine and Xanax addiction treatment and the importance of seeking supervised detox and rehab with a board-certified physician for drug detox.

Benzodiazepine Addiction

The line between safe use of benzodiazepines such as Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam) and Klonopin (clonazepam) and addiction is often blurred. This makes tackling abuse of these substances especially difficult. About 30% of people who take benzodiazepines for more than six months report significant health problems, including seizures, when they stop taking the benzodiazepine abruptly.

Our luxury concierge Benzodiazepine and Xanax addiction treatments, available in greater Nashville, usually begins with medical detox and continues through inpatient or outpatient programs with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and counseling sessions.

Benzodiazepine Specifics

National Institute on Drug Abuse says benzos cause a minor shift in chemical signals the brain uses to process a pleasurable event. When that shift occurs, people feel a boost of sensation associated with reward, joy and security. They may not recognize the change, but the brain marks that activity. Benzodiazepines cause persistent neurochemical changes. Altered brain cells malfunction without access to benzodiazepines. Brain cells call out for the drug, and that call is difficult to ignore. Any benzodiazepine can cause this reaction, but some drugs in this classification are of particular concern. Those drugs include:

Who Abuses Benzos?

While benzodiazepines were originally developed to help people with real mental health or physical health concerns, people who abuse these drugs aren’t doing so in order to make their lives better. Instead, they’re driven to use these drugs because of chemical changes deep inside the brain.

People who deal with this issue tend to fall into two groups: those with prescriptions and those without prescriptions. According to an analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, addiction is rarely a consequence of proper use of these drugs. When people have prescriptions and they follow doctors’ orders, they usually don’t emerge from the experience with addiction.

People who do not take benzodiazepines as prescribed may take doses too close together or might take doses that are much too large. They might take pills when they’re no longer needed or they might hoard pills in order to take them at a later date. Our clinic in Nashville offers detox, rehab, and addiction treatment for Xanax and other benzodiazepines.

Misuse Of Xanax

Xanax is the most commonly prescribed benzodiazepine in the United States, and the most commonly prescribed psychoactive drug. While Xanax is effective at treating anxiety, the medication comes with a high “misuse liability,” meaning it is easy to develop a Xanax addiction.

Signs Of Xanax Addiction

If you or a loved one are taking Xanax with a prescription, when should concern for an addiction arise? Some of the common signs that someone is abusing Xanax include:

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Treating A Xanax Addiction

Identifying A Xanax Addiction — Undergo A Personalized Assessment

If you think you or a loved one are struggling with this addiction, the first step to effective treatment would be an individualized assessment. The concierge Xanax addiction treatments from our Nashville clinic all begin with an assessment.

To ensure maximum comfort and emphasize your needs, we will perform an assessment via telemedicine when first beginning Xanax addiction treatment.

Xanax Withdrawal — The Importance Of Medical Supervision

While everyone’s recovery from Xanax addiction will vary, there are some things to keep in mind. 

Because Xanax has a shorter half-life (also known as the duration of action) and a high potency, withdrawal symptoms may be particularly severe. 

When detoxing from Xanax, you may experience everything from anxiety to insomnia to nausea. However, do not approach Xanax detox alone. When unsafely detoxing from Xanax, you run the risk of seizures, therefore, enrolling in our medically supervised detox program is imperative.

Xanax Addiction Treatment In Nashville — Focusing On The Underlying Cause

You should seek out a luxury or concierge treatment program that treats the underlying reason for the misuse of Xanax — anxiety. 

Therefore, therapy at our benzodiazepine detox and rehab clinic in Nashville is a crucial element of Xanax addiction treatment. That’s why we recommend seeking out a dual diagnosis addiction program, which focuses on treating different disorders concurrently, such as Xanax addiction and mental health conditions. 

The goal of our luxury Xanax addiction treatment program in Nashville is to promote lifelong sobriety from an addiction. By treating these at the same time, we are able to get to the root of the Xanax addiction and better prevent a future relapse of abuse. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a common therapeutic method we may suggest as part of a Xanax dual diagnosis treatment plan.

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Dr. Jones will ensure you have a general understanding of Benzodiazepine And Xanax Addiction and the importance of seeking treatment with a board-certified physician for drug detox.