Xanax Addiction Treatment Center
Cumming Drug Treatment Facility
Xanax is a sedative medication used to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and sometimes depression. Xanax is also a highly-addictive drug. Addiction to Xanax plagues not only those who were prescribed it by a physician but also those who have gotten it from friends or family and used it without a medical diagnosis.
At The Carter Treatment Center, we work with you to create a comprehensive program that suits your specific needs. We understand that seeking treatment for your addiction is a huge step, and we applaud you for beginning this journey.
Our comprehensive rehab program will help you find freedom from Xanax and any other substances you are using. Let our team of drug rehab treatment professionals help you on the path of sobriety.
Abuse to Addiction
Drug abuse is different from addiction, and there are people who abuse Xanax that don’t become addicted. Xanax abuse is when someone misuses the drug on an irregular basis or to deal with specific situations, and can stop using it at any time. Someone addicted to the drug feels a strong impulse to use it and has a difficult time stopping. Eventually, someone with an addiction will develop a dependency and have a difficult time functioning without the drug.
However, it is important to address Xanax abuse as well. People who abuse Xanax have a high likelihood of developing an addiction. Stopping Xanax use is usually easier in the abuse phase.
Long Term Effects of Xanax
- Memory loss
- Liver damage
Areas We Serve
Our treatment center is centrally located, so we can treat patients with drug and alcohol addiction in Suwanee, Cumming, Alpharetta, Canton, Dawsonville, John’s Creek, Milton, Gainesville, and Roswell, Georgia. If you are a resident of one of these cities or a community near these areas, please reach out to our team for help. We are here to help guide you in recovery and to foster growth, joy, and strength—living in sobriety.
Our approach to addiction treatment allows us to tailor your program to fit what will best benefit you. From nutritional counseling to Tai Chi, we are sure that there will be a therapy that you will find enjoyable and beneficial.
These treatment therapies, along with tradition group and individual therapy and basic rehabilitation foundation help us to better nurture a thriving path to sobriety.
Our holistic therapies include:
Xanax has significant physical and psychological side effects. When someone starts abusing the drug, they will start feeling tired more often and have difficulty with hand-eye coordination. An abuser will often have a hard time remembering details and have difficulty completing tasks.
The following list of symptoms and signs can help you to determine if Xanax use is an issue in your life or the life of a loved one:
- Easily irritated or annoyed
- Lack of coordination
- Decreased sex drive
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
- Disrupted memory, trouble remembering things
Additional social symptoms include isolation, reduction of time visiting friends, missing school and work, sleeping for extended periods of time, and legal consequences. Xanax is often abused in conjunction with other drugs or alcohol, which greatly increases risks and effects. Mixing Xanax with alcohol can, and often does, cause fatality because of the slowed internal responses such as coma or respiratory distress.
At The Carter Treatment Center, we offer a top-rated outpatient program that will help you keep your sobriety.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a Xanax addition, contact our team of dedicated professionals today by calling (678) 737-4430 to learn more about how we can help recover your possibility.
Do Not Stop Taking Xanax without Help
It is dangerous to stop taking Xanax cold turkey when someone has been abusing it. If the body has formed a dependency on the drug, then stopping immediately will have serious side-effects, including seizures, blurred vision, heart palpitations, and paranoia. If you or a loved one have been abusing Xanax and want to stop, it is critical that you check-in to a medical detox center where professionals can help you manage the symptoms.
Following detoxification, enrolling in rehabilitation is the best way to take real steps to recover from an addiction. While the acute withdrawal symptoms will be gone within a month, long-term side effects such as cravings and anxiety can last for years. Additionally, people who do not take the time to address the underlying factors of an addiction are much more likely to relapse.
How does Xanax affect your personality?
Xanax can affect someone’s personality and behavior in several ways. Because Xanax and other benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants, they produce a calming effect. This can lead to physical effects like drowsiness, fatigue, and slurred speech. It can also cause a person to be unable to experience this sense of calm without medication, meaning they may begin exhibiting increased irritability, aggression, and anxiety when not taking Xanax. Someone who is struggling with Xanax abuse or addiction may become increasingly hostile or they may begin lying, stealing, and hiding their drug use from others. Over time, a person may exhibit significant mood swings, reduced cognitive functioning, impaired memory, difficulty concentrating, depression, and delirium. They may lose motivation and self-isolate, withdrawing from activities, hobbies, friend groups, and everyday obligations. They will often have strained relationships with family members and loved ones and are likely to experience significant financial difficulties as they begin devoting all of their time, energy, and money to obtaining and using Xanax.
How long does it take to get addicted to Xanax?
The amount of time it may take for a person to become addicted to Xanax (or non-name brand forms of alprazolam and other benzodiazepines) depends on many factors. These include the individual’s unique circumstances, environment, and genetics. How a person uses Xanax plays a large role in how long it can take for a dependency or addiction to form. Most often, an individual will first develop a higher tolerance for Xanax, meaning they will need more of the drug to achieve the same effects they experienced when they first started taking it. This can quickly lead to a dependency, in which the individual begins to experience an inability to function normally without Xanax. At this point, the individual may also begin feeling withdrawal symptoms when they are not taking Xanax. In general, this process can take anywhere from several weeks to several months. However, many unique factors play a role in a person’s predisposition to becoming addicted to Xanax and other drugs, including their personal history of alcohol and/or drug use and abuse, co-occurring mental and/or behavioral health disorders, trauma, stress, and family history of substance use disorders, among others.