Xanax Intervention

Xanax is a highly potent prescription drug that affects chemicals in the brain that have become unbalanced. It is prescribed to treat panic attacks, nervousness, and tension. Xanax is physically and emotionally addictive, but Xanax addiction help is possible.

Xanax Addiction

Addiction to Xanax usually occurs by accident. Individuals enjoy the euphoric, drowsy feeling that it produces and as their bodies build a tolerance to the drug, they have to take more and more to achieve the feeling. Before they know it, an addiction is born. Once addicted, individuals will do whatever they can to get more of the drug, always seeking a “high” and trying to avoid uncomfortable Xanax withdrawal symptoms. They will become completely consumed with getting more of the drug and other areas of their lives will begin to suffer. The effects of addiction can be dramatic. Physical, mental, financial, and social consequences become increasingly worse, but addicts are not able to quit even when they want to. They will exhibit a constant and compulsive craving to use Xanax and may say that they “need it” to feel normal.

Having a Xanax Intervention

Xanax addicts may find it very difficult to admit to themselves and others that they have an addiction. They usually will have no idea about the amount of damage the addiction is causing to their lives and their relationships. If this is the case, you can help them the most by having an intervention. An intervention is a planned attempt by one, or often many people, to persuade an individual to seek professional help. The goal of an intervention is to empower the addict to find breakthrough in their seemingly hopeless situation.

Here are some helpful tips for having an intervention.

  • Stay calm
  • Avoid labeling the person an “addict”
  • Cite specific negative instances that occurred due to the substance abuse
  • Stick to what you know firsthand, avoid hearsay
  • Explain how the person’s behavior has affected you
  • Be supportive and hopeful about change
  • Be prepared for denial and resistance

Do not wait to have the intervention until the person has hit “rock bottom,” had a car crash, or had a medical emergency due to overdose. If you think your loved is struggling with an addiction, confront them now, their life may depend on it.

Treatment for Xanax Addiction

When having an intervention, you may want to be prepared to give some information about Xanax treatment options. Xanax addicts will see the most success in long term rehabilitation if they are admitted into a treatment center. Treatment for Xanax abuse will vary according to the specific needs of the patient, but in almost every case it begins with detox. In the care of medical professionals, their withdrawal symptoms will be monitored and they will receive assistance. After detox is complete (it may take ten to fourteen days), the psychological side of addiction will be addressed through a combination of counseling, group therapy, behavior modification and possibly a 12-Step program.

Xanax Intervention Help

If you would like to know more about treatment options for Xanax addiction, our counselors are available 24 hours a day to talk with you. Call our toll free number today at (877) 571-5720 to receive more information about recovery solutions. Call now.

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