Case Management for Long-Term Xanax Addiction Recovery

Case Management for Long-Term Xanax Addiction RecoveryXanax is prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks and stress. Therefore, people who abuse this drug believe they cannot contain their anxiety or panic without the drug. Because of these ongoing feelings, using case management for long-term Xanax addiction is a viable option for recovery.

Symptoms of Xanax Abuse

Xanax is a depressant, so it calms the body by slowing down the brain. While people receive short-term benefits from using Xanax, long-term use can lead to any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depressed heartbeat
  • Depressed breathing
  • “Floating” sensation
  • Addiction
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Mental confusion
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of coordination
  • Loss of concentration
  • Slurred speech

With this list of symptoms, Xanax addicts cannot think clearly or make healthy choices for themselves.

Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

Despite these dangerous abuse symptoms, Xanax addicts should not discontinue use without medical supervision. During withdrawal, addicts can experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Moodiness
  • Tremors
  • Convulsion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hallucinations

To minimize these problems, addicts need supervised detox. In addition, those with a history of abuse of Xanax would benefit from case management.

What Is Case Management?

Case management is a range of services that helps addicts get and stay sober. These services include the following methods:

  • Intervention – Working directly with the addict’s support system, a professional gathers all necessary information to conduct a successful intervention
  • Transportation – Logistical details of transporting the addict to and from treatment should not obstruct recovery, so professionals can help addicts with this issue
  • Aftercare – After rehab, aftercare helps addicts transition back into daily life by connecting them with 12-step programs, relapse prevention groups, psychological therapy, additional treatment, programs stipulated by either a court or workplace and insurance-related requirements
  • Case management – To facilitate long-term recovery, a case manager conducts monthly assessments to adjust the aftercare program to one’s specific needs
  • Crisis management – During crisis, the case manager provides a calm and rational approach to dealing with problems

The goal of case management is to be a consistent and emotionally balanced resource for an addict and her family.

Case Management Options

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration supports traditional case management services and has also designed a program referred to as Brief Strengths-Based Case Management for Substance Abuse (Brief SBCM). While some case management programs require structured interaction for many months and sometimes years, Brief SBCM is a shorter-term program. Delivered in a maximum of five sessions, these sessions typically average 90 minutes. Each session is flexible and seeks to implement a client-driven plan to improve the patient’s overall functioning and/or to address specific barriers of recovery.

Help for Xanax Addiction

When you need help dealing with Xanax addiction, case management can provide the services you need. Please call our toll-free helpline now. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about case management, so you can recover with our focused help.

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If you are ready to beat a Xanax addiction and start a new life in recovery then we can help. We have admission counselors standing by 24 hours a day to take your email, live chat request, or phone call to get you in the addiction treatment center that best fits your unique & specific needs.