Xanax Addiction Detox Program near Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN

Burkwood Treatment Center helps individuals struggling with Xanax addiction build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located near Minneapolis – St. Paul, Burkwood will help you smoothly transition from detoxification to our residential rehab center.

Xanax Detox

The importance of detox for Xanax abuse

Xanax is a prescription medication that is most commonly used to treat symptoms linked to anxiety disorders. The active ingredient in Xanax, alprazolam, is a member of the benzodiazepine category of drugs.

When an individual consumes Xanax, he or she will experience a sense of relaxation. When used as prescribed and under the care of a certified prescribing professional, Xanax can be safe and beneficial. Sadly, the pleasurable effects that Xanax elicits make this substance one that is very popular amongst those who are attempting to self-medicate, as well as those who are looking to obtain a recreational high.

Regardless of why an individual starts to abuse Xanax, doing so places him or her at an increased risk for a number of dangerous effects and outcomes, including addiction. When an individual develops an addiction to Xanax, he or she will start to lose the ability to manage how often he or she abuses this substance and how much of the substance he or she consumes.

Xanax addiction, which is clinically referred to as benzodiazepine use disorder, is characterized by a strong urge to use the drug and the development of tolerance, which means that an individual will need to consume larger doses in order to achieve the desired effects. Those who are addicted to Xanax will also prioritize the acquisition and use of this prescription medication over meeting their personal, social, and professional responsibilities, which can cause significant damage in nearly all areas of one’s life.

Sadly, stopping a pattern of Xanax abuse can be very challenging once an individual has grown dependent on this substance. When an individual has developed an addiction to Xanax, his or her body will become accustomed to the presence of this substance and will react in a negative manner when the individual ceases or dramatically reduces his or her use of it, this experience is known as withdrawal. Fortunately, with proper care in the form of a supervised detox program, one can rid his or her body of Xanax without having to suffer the painful effects of withdrawal.

Benefits of Detox

Benefits of Xanax detox

When an individual starts detox at professional center, he or she will be cared for by compassionate professionals who have tremendous experience in helping individuals through the process of clearing their bodies of substances of abuse. Depending upon the severity and overall nature of one’s withdrawal symptoms, these professionals might prescribe specific medications that can reduce or eliminate physical and mental upset.

In addition to being a more comfortable experience, engaging in detox programming is much safer than attempting to withdraw from Xanax independently. Addictions professionals supervise the physical health and emotional stability of individuals in detox on a 24/7 basis, and also make sure that no one has access to any substances of abuse. Therefore, an individual can be assured of completing detox at a professional center without jeopardizing his or her health or risking a relapse on Xanax.

Depending on one’s individual strengths, goals, and needs, he or she might also be able to start to engage in individual and/or group therapy while in detox at a professional center near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota.

Sadly, many individuals do not seek treatment at detox program and instead attempt to endure the withdrawal experience on his or her own. When this happens, the person will be met with physiological symptoms that can be difficult to endure. Unfortunately, the fastest way to alleviate these symptoms is to ingest Xanax again, causing the cycle of substance abuse to continue. Over time, multiple failed attempts at withdrawal and the ensuing relapse will further ingrain the addictive behaviors that will ultimately make achieving a substance-free life all the more difficult to achieve.

However, it is important to know that help is available and that one need not travel the path to recovery alone. With supports like those that a supervised Xanax abuse detox program can provide, an individual can rid his or her mind and body of substances of abuse in safety and comfort. He or she will then be able to progress to the next steps of treatment with a sound mind and a strong body, ready to fully engage in whatever supports are recommended for him or her.

To learn more about residential treatment for addiction, or any other aspect of our programming, please contact us at your convenience. We are prepared to answer any and all of your questions and help you determine if our Xanax addiction treatment center is the right place for you or a loved one.