Xanax addiction treatment should be tailored to your specific medical needs, however, our team at Mallard Lake Detox Center has also made a list of other recommended treatment methods that may work for you.
Use of Alternative Drugs
Studies have shown that certain anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and beta blockers can successfully treat benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms. American Addiction Centers report that a portion of the patients is switched to longer-acting benzodiazepines such as chlordiazepoxide, clonazepam, or diazepam, to ease the recovery process. Additionally, medications like gabapentin and other lower-level neuro-depressants can also be used.
Another option for Xanax addiction treatment involves tapering your Xanax dosage. Gradually reducing your dosage over time, in contrast to withdrawing from using Xanax entirely at once, can help decrease unpleasant symptoms and ease the recovery process. This way, your body will have time to adjust to the change in medication.
Xanax is known to have intense withdrawal symptoms, which is why a minimum of an eight-week tapering-off period is recommended. It is also important that you have simultaneous psychological support during this time, be it in a group or individual therapy sessions.
Therapy and Support Groups
Having support from a therapist or other people going through similar difficulties can help make the recovery process easier. In group therapy sessions, you will work with a therapist and a group of peers facing similar challenges to yours. With this kind of therapy session, you can develop your social support, while also building communication and conflict resolution skills.
Individual therapy sessions involve a more direct approach with your therapist, either in-person or online. You will have a direct discussion with your therapist while they use evidence-based techniques to assist you in your recovery process. This type of therapy can be especially helpful if you can’t make your way to the counselor’s office.
Get in Touch With a Detox Center Today
At Mallard Lake Detox Center, we make sure to meet every client’s specific needs. If you or your loved one is struggling with Xanax addiction, please do not hesitate to contact us today.