Xanax Treatment Program
At Sprout Health California, our goal is to help clients get well, and stay well.
Xanax is a drug that is sometimes used to treat panic and anxiety disorders. It can also be used to treat clinical depression. It belongs to a group of chemicals that produce a calming effect on the nervous system. It is usually taken orally. Doctors may prescribe the drug to people with various problems—usually anxiety-related. Symptoms of panic attack can include stress, breathing difficulties, stomachaches, and feelings of fear. It may also be used to treat depression.
The fact that it reduces stress can also lower a person’s self-esteem, and lengthen periods of mood swings. It appears that a healthy dose of stress is good for motivation, which can lead to getting things, done, which leads to a sense of higher self-esteem. There are a lot of stresses in today’s world. A lot of these stresses drive people abuse substances. Many that abuse alcohol or liquor also have some type of psychiatric problem along with their addiction.
What Makes Benzodiazepines Addictive?
Benzodiazepines comprise medications like Xanax. These substances act to inhibit electrical activity within brain neurons. Thus, a person will become sluggish in their thoughts and actions. This alone can result in conditions of depression, which again, can lead to low self-esteem. On the other hand, they work well for patients’ in need of muscle-relaxing medications. When they are withdrawn from the body, the body immediately responds and causes the brain’s neurotransmitters to go into hyper drive.
The results can include muscle spasms, cramps, involuntary seizures, elevated blood pressure, and increased heart rates. The withdrawal symptoms are direly the opposite of what drugs like Xanax cause the body to experience. An overdose of the drug can lead to a serious, and sometimes fatal, depression, of the nervous system. Low blood pressure, the result can lead to coma, a heart attack, and respiratory problems. Problems arise when the medication is taken with other drugs. Alcohol is especially dangerous as drugs like heroin or opioids will obviously cause complications. People simply do not think of alcohol as being on the same level.
Signs of Xanax Abuse
If you or a loved one experiences dizziness, an inability to concentrate properly, or a feeling of drowsiness when using the drug, you should notify your doctor immediately. Your tissues may be in danger of not getting enough oxygen, which can lead to a heart attack, stroke, and even kidney failure. There may be signs that are less obvious, and can include a loss of sex drive, an increase in anxiety or depression, difficulties experiencing pleasure, and an overall loss of interest in things that previously contributed joy in your life.
Painkiller Addiction Treatment
There are a number of ways in which we can treat addiction. Our goal is to always manage both the psychological and physical effects of the drug. After gaining valuable information about the client and their past medical histories etc., we can begin a detox program, while simultaneously addressing withdrawal symptoms. It is necessary to slowly reduce the amount of benzodiazepines from the client’s body. We, by all means, are careful to avoid a cold-turkey withdrawal scenario. Our painkiller withdrawal methods are tried and proven.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
We have found this type of therapy to be extremely effective and helpful toward helping a patient through detox and recovery. Since clients are dealing with anxieties, CBT can work wonders in helping clients discover and learn techniques that are safer as effective, or even more so, than benzodiazepines. Yoga, acupuncture, and medication are prime examples.
At Sprout Health California, our goal is to help clients get well, and stay well. We take their entire condition into account, and then design treatment programs especially for that client. It works, and we have the results to prove it. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how they can benefit you or a loved one. The sooner you know about our programs; the sooner you can get back on the road to recovery.