Xanax Treatment in Las Vegas
Inpatient Addiction Rehab to Help You Get on the Path to a Healthy Life
Xanax, also known as alprazolam, is a drug that is used to treat anxiety, depression, and panic disorder. It is the most commonly prescribed psychotropic medication in the United States. Unfortunately, an increase in prescriptions brings an increase in access, resulting in widespread abuse and addiction. In a typical year, 123,000 patients find themselves in the emergency room due to Xanax abuse. Abusing the drug is particularly dangerous because of how quickly tolerance can develop. It requires the user to take more to achieve the desired effects, and withdrawal symptoms can be painful if not managed properly.
For these reasons, it is essential to seek treatment when battling with a Xanax addiction. Recovery is always attainable – you are never alone or without hope. Our team at The Nestled Recovery Center works closely with patients to create personalized care plans that treat the whole person – their mental, emotional, and physical needs. We have a medical detox program to help patients cope with and overcome the challenging symptoms of Xanax withdrawal, and we are equipped with a clinical team, a nursing team, and behavioral technicians to facilitate active recovery.
Contact us today if you or a loved one are struggling with Xanax addiction in Las Vegas.
Mental Illness Treatment and Addictive Patterns
About half of those who experience mental illness during their lives also experience a substance use disorder. As previously mentioned, Xanax is a controlled substance that is prescribed to help with anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. There are a multitude of ways that Xanax abuse can form. One is that a user tries it on their own and repeats the habit until they eventually develop an addiction. Another situation we see quite often is that users were prescribed Xanax to treat another mental illness and used it for an extended amount of time, or without the proper guidance from cognitive behavioral therapy, and found themselves addicted.
Users who are prescribed Xanax are typically already at a high risk of forming addictive behaviors due to their existing mental illness. While Xanax can be helpful in treating that mental illness, it can promote what becomes a co-occurring mental illness if not taken carefully. When used in excess, Xanax depresses the central nervous system, causing slurred speech, loss of coordination, and disorientation. Most dangerously, it can cause respiratory failure. Once a user becomes addicted, it can be difficult to stop, which is why Xanax is not a drug to be taken lightly. However, despite how difficult it can be to quit, we know that it is not impossible. We are here to provide compassion, support, and the tools needed to enter a lifelong journey of recovery.
Signs and Symptoms of Xanax Abuse
Someone who uses Xanax will typically appear tired, lack motivation, and lose interest in their daily activities. If you suspect that a loved one is abusing Xanax and notice some or all of the following symptoms, you may have cause for concern:
- Prolonged sleeping
- Lethargic behavior
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dry mouth
- Slurred speech
- Impaired coordination
- Lack of participation in obligations
- Unusual legal troubles
- Unusual isolation
In addition to the respiratory issues that can come along with excessive Xanax abuse, those who are abusing it experience increased risk of the following conditions:
- Aggression and impulsive behavior
- Cognitive impairment
- Increased risk of dementia
The risk of developing and experiencing these symptoms increases with prolonged use. The Nestled Recovery Center is dedicated to helping patients recover from Xanax addiction and begin their journey to a healthy life.
About Treatment Plans at The Nestled Recovery Center
Acceptance that a drug issue exists and seeking help for it is an important first step, but the journey doesn’t stop there. At Nestled Recovery Center, our detox center is available to help patients deal with the painful symptoms that accompany Xanax withdrawal. If the addiction stemmed from a previous prescription, the patient likely already has experienced a mental health-related diagnosis. Our team will examine the previous diagnosis and take our current knowledge of the patient into account before moving forward with a medical plan. This will help ensure that the patient does not find themselves engaging in more addictive behaviors, while still receiving proper treatment for whatever their diagnosis might be.