Xanax addiction treatment that actually works

For over a decade, we’ve been helping people with substance abuse and addition using a comprehensive treatment program. Our continuum of care, which includes inpatient, outpatient, and even virtual addiction treatment, was created to treat the whole person for a lifetime.

Taking a scientific approach that uses evidence-based therapies administered by board-certified psychiatrists, physicians and other experts, our program has proven effective in 84% of patients, much better than the 50% rate with traditional 12-step programs.

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Treatment options for Xanax addiction

Even when taken as prescribed, Xanax has a high potential for abuse and dependence, and the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting Xanax can be extremely unpleasant – even dangerous – without proper medical supervision.

That’s why to quit effectively, most people require the help of an inpatient drug rehab program that treats the physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal while simultaneously addressing any psychological issues that contributed to and/or resulted from their Xanax addiction.

Enterhealth offers supervised medical drug detox for Xanax addiction, which involves carefully tapering a patient’s dose of Xanax down over time to reduce cravings and anxiety, as well as to prevent seizures and other potentially life-threatening side effects of Xanax withdrawal.

Medical detox alone, however, is NOT a cure for Xanax addiction. It’s a necessary first step that allows patients to fully participate in a long-term treatment program combining behavioral therapy with psychological counseling to address any co-occurring issues. Counseling may be individual or group-oriented and may include families. Continuing Care programs are also available, as they are essential to provide counseling and continued support over a number of years.

Treatment plans may include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Supportive Outpatient Programs (SOP)
  • Wellness, nutritional and stress management education

A range of treatment options based on you

Each person’s path to addiction is unique with different neurological, emotional, social and environmental contributing factors. That’s why the Enterhealth journey to recovery is personalized to meet individuals and families where they are. Whether you need immersive inpatient care or outpatient treatment, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options and innovative therapies. Enterhealth is the only facility with highly trained on-site addiction specialists, including PhDs, MDs and Master’s Level Therapists, who coordinate care at every stage. Because we understand the science behind addiction, we are best equipped to assess and treat individuals and families. Contact us to see why we’re the only facility with an 84% success rate.

Inpatient

Healing In Van Alstyne, Texas

Unlike traditional facilities that focus only on counseling and the one-size-fits-all 12-step model, Enterhealth Ranch embraces the latest National Institutes of Health research to take a medical approach to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a brain disease. Under the direction of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute, Enterhealth Ranch offers highly personalized, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab that’s on your side, not on the clock. Our attentive, personalized treatment is provided in a unique, peaceful ranch setting – the ideal environment to promote health and healing – designed to provide an unmatched level of privacy, exclusivity and comfort. Treating our patients with dignity and respect, we provide every patient with a private room, top-notch amenities, and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who deliver evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care.

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Outpatient

Nearby care at our Dallas Facility

Enterhealth is here to help, and we can meet you in the middle. Regardless of insurance or your current financial situation, our experts in mental health and substance use disorders can help you decide the best course of action for you and your family. At our Outpatient Center of Excellence, our master’s-level therapists, physicians and telehealth professionals can assess your situation and suggest practical and proven methods to treat everything from anxiety and depression to co-occurring substance use disorders. Whether in person at our outpatient facility or in the convenience of your home through an online virtual session, rest assured Enterhealth can help you take the first step toward lasting recovery with our comprehensive assessment.

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Virtual

Get the care you need from where you are

It goes without saying that the world, post-pandemic, has changed drastically - but Enterhealth's deep level of critical, professional, science-based treatment hasn't. You can now access the same level of dedication and care from our staff of board-certified clinicians virtually from your device that you can from our Residential and Outpatient facilities. Contact us today to find out how you or someone you love can start out on the path to recovery.

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Alumni

Keeping you connected to your recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times. Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their senses of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.

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Inpatient

Healing In Van Alstyne, Texas

Unlike traditional facilities that focus only on counseling and the one-size-fits-all 12-step model, Enterhealth Ranch embraces the latest National Institutes of Health research to take a medical approach to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a brain disease. Under the direction of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute, Enterhealth Ranch offers highly personalized, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab that’s on your side, not on the clock. Our attentive, personalized treatment is provided in a unique, peaceful ranch setting – the ideal environment to promote health and healing – designed to provide an unmatched level of privacy, exclusivity and comfort. Treating our patients with dignity and respect, we provide every patient with a private room, top-notch amenities, and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who deliver evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care.

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Outpatient

Nearby care at our Dallas Facility

Enterhealth is here to help, and we can meet you in the middle. Regardless of insurance or your current financial situation, our experts in mental health and substance use disorders can help you decide the best course of action for you and your family. At our Outpatient Center of Excellence, our master’s-level therapists, physicians and telehealth professionals can assess your situation and suggest practical and proven methods to treat everything from anxiety and depression to co-occurring substance use disorders. Whether in person at our outpatient facility or in the convenience of your home through an online virtual session, rest assured Enterhealth can help you take the first step toward lasting recovery with our comprehensive assessment.

Learn More
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Virtual

Get the care you need from where you are

It goes without saying that the world, post-pandemic, has changed drastically - but Enterhealth's deep level of critical, professional, science-based treatment hasn't. You can now access the same level of dedication and care from our staff of board-certified clinicians virtually from your device that you can from our Residential and Outpatient facilities. Contact us today to find out how you or someone you love can start out on the path to recovery.

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Alumni

Keeping you connected to your recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times. Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their senses of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.

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How Enterhealth has made a difference

 

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

Frequently asked questions about Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a popular brand name for the drug alprazolam. Belonging to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines (along with Ativan, Valium and Klonopin), Xanax is commonly prescribed short-term management of conditions such as anxiety, panic disorders, or sleep disorders.

Benzodiazepine medications affect the central nervous system primarily by increasing levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which depresses sensory excitation and communication between nerves in the body. This leads to a reduction in anxiety and tension, as well as somnolence (sleepiness), loss of coordination, and impaired judgement.

In addition to increasing levels of GABA, Xanax also triggers larger-than-normal releases of the neurotransmitter dopamine (one of the “feel-good” chemicals naturally produced in the body), which produces feelings of euphoria and relaxation.

Xanax’s rapid rate of action makes it extremely effective, but it’s also the primary reason it’s so addictive. The body quickly builds up a tolerance to the drug (meaning users need to take more and more to get the same effect) and becomes dependent on it to produce GABA and function normally.

As a result, when someone who’s been taking Xanax for a long period of time suddenly stops taking it, the brain is unable to produce appropriate levels of GABA and dopamine. Without enough of these neurotransmitters, the brain and nerves become extremely sensitive and go into overdrive, which causes the withdrawal symptoms.

The physical and mental withdrawal symptoms typically set in within a few hours of the last dose. Factors like how long the person has been taking the drug, along with frequency of use and dosage will cause withdrawal symptoms to vary from person to person, but they may include:

  • Increased anxiety and nervousness
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Muscle spasms/tension
  • Intense sweating
  • Memory issues
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors

The most effective way to treat Xanax withdrawal is with a combination of medical detox to ease physical symptoms and psychological support to help patients learn to cope with stress and anxiety.

Medical detox for Xanax usually involves carefully tapering down a patient’s dose under careful medical supervision. Gradually reducing the dose, as opposed to discontinuing it completely, allows the body to adjust to lower and lower levels without inducing the most severe withdrawal symptoms.

Physicians may also prescribe other medications, including longer-acting benzodiazepines like Valium, as well as aids such as antidepressants or beta-blockers that may help alleviate certain withdrawal symptoms.

Xanax is a short-acting benzodiazepine, so its effects wear off fairly quickly, and withdrawal symptoms typically set in as soon as the drug is out of a user’s system – about 10-12 hours after the last dose.

The amount of time a person will experience withdrawal symptoms depends on individual factors like how long they’ve been taking it and at what dosage, but a typical progression looks something like this:

Initial withdrawal phase (~1 – 4 days) – Common symptoms include anxiety and depression, insomnia.

Acute withdrawal phase (~4 days – 2 weeks) – This phase is where most people experience the worst symptoms and are at risk for things like seizures that require close medical supervision.

Post-acute withdrawal phase (~2 weeks – months, years) – Duration and severity of post-acute withdrawal symptoms vary greatly, especially if there are underlying psychological issues such as an anxiety or panic disorder.

Xanax abuse can result in a number of unpleasant effects, including:

  • Short-term memory loss
  • Flashbacks
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Uncontrollable muscle twitches
  • Migraines
  • Seizures
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Depression

One of the biggest dangers of Xanax abuse is that users often combine it with other substances, including alcohol and opiates like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and heroin, which can greatly amplify the effects of both substances.

This polysubstance abuse can profoundly impair short-term memory, judgement, and coordination, greatly increasing the chances of an accidental injury and/or potentially fatal overdose.

Using the drug in ways it wasn’t intended, including snorting Xanax, can also lead to health problems involving the airways and lungs.

The signs and symptoms of chronic Xanax abuse will vary slightly for each individual, but they often include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Sleeping for long periods of time
  • Impaired thinking and judgement
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Sluggishness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Delirium

Chronic Xanax abuse may lead to changes in appearance and behavior that affect relationships and work performance. Other signs of chronic use can resemble indications for using the drug in the first place, such as anxiety and insomnia.

Overdosing on Xanax is possible when you take more than the prescribed maximum dosage, and the likelihood of a severe or fatal overdose increases if mixed with alcohol or other drugs.

High doses of benzodiazepines can have serious side effects, including:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Memory loss
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coma

*State standard is 1:10 clinical staff to patient ratio

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