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Long Island Xanax Rehab
Struggling with a Xanax addiction does not mean you are weak or have any inherent flaws. Anybody can become addicted to a substance, and asking for help from professionals is the first step to ending your substance use issue. For Xanax rehab Long Island residents can take advantage of, contact Legacy Healing. We can tell you about your options and the steps you can take to begin the process of recovering from a Xanax addiction.
Signs and Symptoms of Xanax Addiction
Xanax is a sedative drug in the benzodiazepine family prescribed to calm a person by raising GABA neurotransmitters in the brain that depress the nervous system. It is used to treat anxiety and stress, depression and panic, and over time, or when abused, the brain stops producing GABA on its own, causing a dependence on Xanax that can lead to addiction.
Some signs of Xanax addiction include:
- Gaining a tolerance, needing to take more for the same effect
- Having cravings or intense urges to use Xanax
- Giving up important activities or hobbies to use Xanax instead
- Spending a lot of your time finding, using and recovering from Xanax use
- Using Xanax when you don’t need to, or using it for longer than intended
- Continuing to use Xanax even when your home, work, and school life begins to suffer or when it begins to cause financial or health problems
- Being unable to stop or cut back, having withdrawal symptoms when you try
If these signs sound familiar, you may have an addiction to Xanax. The staff at Legacy Healing can help you detox and rehabilitate through our medical detox program, combined with therapy, counseling, medical care, and education, so you can stop using Xanax for good.
Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms
Detoxing from Xanax should be done under the watchful eye of medical professionals through a tapering-off rather than quitting “cold turkey” because seizures may occur. Common Xanax withdrawal symptoms include:
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty breathing
- Headaches/body aches
- Depression/suicidal ideation
- Insomnia/nightmares/sleep trouble
When you stop using Xanax, you may experience long-term effects that can last for weeks, so inpatient rehab followed by outpatient care is recommended to ensure you have all the support you need.
What Is Medical Detox for Xanax Addiction?
Medical detox is the best way to stop using Xanax, as we can provide you with a short-term prescription to new anxiety-relieving medications that will help you with stress as you taper off your Xanax use and begin therapy. You will live inside our inpatient detox facility, with health care professionals monitoring your progress and ensuring you do not develop a new addiction. Once the Xanax is safely out of your system, you will move into a rehabilitation program.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Xanax Addiction and Anxiety
When you enter Legacy Healing, we will do a complete physical and psychiatric health screening to identify what areas we need to target during your treatment. Because you likely began using Xanax to cope with anxiety or other underlying mental illness, at Legacy Healing, we will provide you with dual diagnosis treatment. Addiction and mental illness are usually intertwined, so treating them together will end the cycle and lead to a more effective long-term solution.
Treatment Options Available
Once you have completed your medical detox, you can enter an inpatient treatment program or outpatient rehab. Inpatient rehab is the most effective treatment for long-term recovery. You will move into our structured, community-oriented facility for 30 to 90 days, attending full days of individual and group therapy, educational courses, medical care, and receiving fitness and nutritional counseling. You will be entirely removed from your usual environment, away from your old habits, triggers, and stress. Living in inpatient rehab will help you create new patterns, gain new coping strategies and change the way you think and your behavior into a healthier mindset.
If you cannot take time from your life due to essential responsibilities and life commitments, we offer a partial hospitalization outpatient program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). In both programs, you will live outside of our facility and commute back for treatments. In the PHP, you will come in up to seven days per week for full days of therapy, groups, and other programming, treating rehab as a full-time job. The IOP is a more flexible program customized to your life, scheduling treatment and appointments around your work, school, or other responsibilities.
Choose Legacy for Xanax Rehab
At Legacy Healing, we offer an individualized rehab program for each of our patients that will be tailored to suit your needs precisely. With our caring and dedicated staff and continuum of care that will take you through detox, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab, we can help you quit using Xanax by identifying the underlying cause of your addiction to heal your body, mind, and spirit. Contact us today at 888.534.2295 to find out more about Xanax rehab in Long Island.
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