Xanax is a commonly prescribed medication frequently used for the treatment of severe anxiety-related disorders. Medical professionals will never prescribe Xanax as a long-term treatment, seeing as it is so potent and habit forming. Instead, it is typically prescribed to treat acute anxiety and panic attacks (and in some cases, other mental health concerns like extreme insomnia). Those who use Xanax other than as intended for any length of time will experience some degree of withdrawal symptoms upon ceased use. While Xanax withdrawal is not generally life-threatening, the symptoms can be harshly unpleasant, and unless they are being professionally treated in an inpatient detox center, they will often lead the individual back to use before the detox process is complete. If you or someone close to you has been abusing Xanax, medical care must be sought before the detox process begins. At Evoke Wellness at Miramar, we have years of experience treating individuals who are suffering from Xanax withdrawal – and prescription drug withdrawal of all kinds.
Xanax Detox Symptoms
There are many serious physical, mental, and emotional symptoms associated with Xanax detox. The only truly safe way to detox is by tapering off of the prescription medication slowly in a medical setting – quitting cold-turkey can lead to life-threatening complications. Attempting to quit cold-turkey can lead to grand mal seizures, delirium, hallucinations, and heart palpitations. Heart palpitations are one of the more serious symptoms of Xanax withdrawal during the Xanax detox phase. A heart palpitation is a sensation that the heart is beating rapidly, skipping beats or fluttering persistently. While this symptom is not generally life-threatening on its own, it can lead to more serious complications when left untreated – complications like heart attacks or stroke. Those who are undergoing Xanax withdrawal are liable to experience palpitations even when receiving clinical care in a medical detox facility. However, with adequate care, this symptom will generally not escalate beyond a minor or moderate discomfort. Clinical supervision and medication during the medical detox will minimize any dangerous and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Even when tapering off of the drug in a medical detox facility, withdrawal symptoms will be experienced. These symptoms will be psychological and physical, and will include:
- Heart palpitations
- Muscle spasms
- Extreme headaches
- Profuse sweating
- Racing pulse
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- An inability to concentrate or focus
- Hallucinations and delirium
Professional medical treatment must be sought before the detox symptoms begin – otherwise, serious health-related complications are liable to occur.
Evoke Wellness at Miramar and Xanax Detox
Heart palpitations are just one of many serious symptoms associated with Xanax withdrawal – symptoms that must be adequately treated in a medical detox facility. At Evoke Wellness at Miramar, our team of experienced and compassionate medical practitioners, therapists, and case managers work together closely to provide quality clinical care in a comfortable and supportive setting. Individualized care is our top priority, and we cater to the specific needs of each client. We understand that no two detox processes will be the same and that those who have been suffering at the hands of Xanax abuse will have different needs than those that have been suffering at the hands of an alcohol abuse disorder, for example. It is not uncommon for those who have been struggling with Xanax abuse to have been simultaneously abusing other chemical substances. We are completely equipped to treat the symptoms of polydrug abuse. No matter what your specific needs and requirements, Evoke Wellness at Miramar will make the detox process as pain-free and short-lived as possible. Simply give us a call today and our admissions counselors will ensure that you get the care you need and deserve as soon as you become willing to commit to professional treatment and an entirely new way of life. We look forward to speaking with you and getting you started on your journey of Xanax addiction recovery.