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Alprazolam Addiction Treatment


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Alprazolam is a highly addictive benzodiazepine. In fact, anyone who takes alprazolam can become addicted to it, even when taking it for legitimate medical need.

The good news is that addiction is a medical condition. As such, it can be treated. Here, we review the BEST PRACTICES in addiction treatment for problems with alprazolam. Then, we invite your questions about alprazolam at the end.


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What addiction is and what addiction is NOT

Addictive behavior studies began in the early 1930s. The disease of addiction was viewed then as a moral failing, a character flaw created by lack of willpower. But this was only because researchers didn’t yet know what happens in the brain during addiction. Since then, we’ve learned how psychoactive substances affect key areas of the brain that control and shape our thoughts and behavior.

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Thanks to science, the views of addiction have evolved. Discoveries about the brain have revolutionized the understanding of compulsive substance use, enabling addicted individuals many treatment option to receive the proper care and for their addiction problems. In fact, scientific research theorizes that addiction is a disease. It affects both our brain and our behavior, as a result of various genetic and environmental factors. This knowledge is the base of today’s treatment approaches, which are effective in the treatment of addiction.

Addiction is caused by a combination of genetics (50%) and environment (50%). Plus , addiction can be influenced by:

  • the body’s response to a specific drug of choice
  • emotional trauma
  • dysfunctional family dynamics
  • related health conditions

Struggling with Alprazolam addiction? You are not alone!

Contact us today and start down the path to recovery. Call 1-877-659-7586. We’ll connect you with a compassionate person who can listen to your addiction experience…with compassion. Call us and make the change you deserve anytime of day or night.

Getting The Best Treatment

If you need to talk to someone who understands the recovery process, or if you would like more information about finding the right alprazolam recovery center, call us at 1-877-659-7586. We are always available to take your call. Our hotline staff are available 24-7 and will offer a non-judgmental ear. We understand that addiction is a medical condition. Reach out today and seek the medical treatment that you need.

We know addiction treatment. What are some key ideas to keep in mind as you seek help?

NOTE HERE: A one-size-fits-all recovery program is not enough. In order to reach long term sobriety, the best addiction programs need to be created just for you. The best recovery programs match patients with the right services according a few factors:

  • the severity of the addiction
  • the history of drug abuse
  • the family history of addiction disorders
  • co-occuring mental health disorders

In short, each person who checks into a rehab program should be carefully evaluated FIRST! Successful treatment addresses addiction on every level, including physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects.

How addiction is assessed

The ASAM Criteria is an assessment guide used to match the appropriate treatment to each individual client. The guidelines of this tool include recommendations for the assessment of your:

  • Acute intoxication level as you begin rehab.
  • Risks that can occur during alprazolam withdrawal.
  • Emotional and behavioral conditions.
  • Home environment.
  • Physical health conditions.
  • Readiness to change or quit using substances.
  • Relapse dangers.

These guidelines are used to give addiction specialists a concept of the severity of the addiction and any problems that might occur during treatment.

There are two types of treatment programs which address patient needs:

Inpatient alprazolam treatment

Inpatient alprazolam treatment is mostly recommended for those who already tried and failed to quit using this medication. Residential settings like this are ideal for people who are dealing with a chronic or  severe addiction. When you or your loved one feel unable to handle alprazolam use by yourself a controlled environment… this type of rehab can help you. Inpatient rehab stays may last 30-60-90 DAYs – or more – depending on initial assessment and evaluation.

Outpatient alprazolam treatment

Outpatient treatment for alprazolam is mainly recommended before the brain and body have become severely dependent on the drug. Those who simply cannot leave their work and family obligations can also attend outpatient treatment. Nonetheless, a medically supervised detoxification is best carried out in an inpatient alprazolam rehab center. Even a 30-day stay in a facility provides an opportunity for a people to focus on their sobriety in an environment far away from the daily stresses that may trigger a repeated need for alprazolam ab(use).

Ready to Get Help? Call 1-877-659-7586 now to be connected with a compassionate treatment specialist.

The First Step Of Recovery From Alprazolam

Treating alprazolam addiction means resolving a number of physical and psychological issues that have arose as a result of alprazolam use. This is why the first step of treating addiction is often detox from alprazolam … under the supervision of medical experts. Most people will benefit from tapering down doses of alprazolam over the period of weeks or months. The step-down on doses is best managed under medical supervision, another reason to seek medical help.

Many people stay on alprazolam due to the fear of painful and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Medical detox programs address these withdrawal symptoms as they occur. In fact, supervising medical staff can help you decrease the severity or intensity of the following:

  • anxiety
  • blurred vision
  • diarrhea
  • headaches
  • heart palpitations
  • insomnia
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle pain
  • numb fingers
  • panic
  • paranoia
  • seizures
  • sensitivity to light and sound
  • sweating
  • tremors

Don’t let withdrawal avoidance prolong your addiction. Seeking drug detox is a necessary, and important step in the recovery process. Medical detox is recommended for people who have been using alprazolam chronically, for a long period of time, and for those who have developed addiction to this drug. Choose from the Nation’s Top detox centers. Need help? Call 1-877-659-7586.

Treating Alprazolam Addiction

Alprazolam treatment starts with a detox program but that is only the beginning of a lifetime recovery journey. Clinical settings are best at helping you get rid of drug dependence for good. After medical detox, expect to attend:

1. Therapy sessions. Therapy includes individual and family counseling sessions, during which you’ll work on the psychological issues around your addiction. Family therapy follows a philosophy that family systems share connections. By modifying one component of the family system, you affect the other components. This means that your family and loved one’s support and wellbeing play a major role in the success of recovery.

2. Joining support groups. Support groups and 12-step programs are a part of the process of recovery from alprazolam. These programs use a collaborative approach to encourage addicts to become and remain abstinent from alprazolam. Alternatives to 12 Step support groups are gaining recognition in recent years, especially SMART Recovery. Check out the self-help, peer supported groups online or face-to-face meetings.

3. Education on the disease model. Learning as much as you can about the influence of alprazolam on your brain and behavior is essential to have a better understanding about how this drug impacts your health. The disease model of addiction is a key tool for education and prevention on further involvement in drug addictive behaviors.

Don’t delay another second when help is so close. Call 1-877-659-7586 and start working on your sobriety NOW.

How To Help Someone With Alprazolam Addiction

Having an addicted loved one is not an easy situation to deal with. But, the good news is that you can learn how you can help…with some basic guidelines.

How? The best thing you can do is to help them to find a treatment program. If you feel scared or misguided about what to do, apply these strategies for aiding your loved one in recovery:

#1. Educate yourself about alprazolam addiction. They say you can’t fight an enemy you don’t know. Learn as much as you can about alprazolam, the effect’s it produces when abused, and the consequences it has over your loved ones health and behavior.

#2. Resist the urge to criticize, judge, and label. Instead of losing time in useless arguments and looking for the person to blame, gather all your energies into showing support, understanding and readiness to participate in your loved ones addiction treatment. Check out the CRAFT Model for family intervention, as well…you’ll learn how and when to encourage treatment…in an effective way.

#3. Participate. Be an active participant in all family programs that are offered at your loved one residential treatment facility. Be a constant support source.

#4 Stage an intervention. In case you are unable to talk to you addicted loved one seek help from a licensed therapist or interventionist. Addicts sometimes need several people to get the message across. An intervention is a gathering during which loved ones confront an addict about the consequences of his/her behavior and present him options for getting help.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Dial 1-877-659-7586 and get help for your addicted loved one today.

Addiction Is Treatable, NOT A Moral Failing

Addiction studies and countless individuals have proven that addiction is a manageable condition… when trusted in the hands of professionals. In order to overcome a compulsion for alprazolam you’ll need:

  • strong devotion to get better
  • family support
  • the intervention of medical professionals in a safe and controlled environment

You have a chance for a happy and drug-free life! Do not let it pass you by! Call 1-877-659-7586.

Reference Sources: NCBI: Management of benzodiazepine misuse and dependence
NCBI: The treatment of benzodiazepine dependence
NIH: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
NIH: Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

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4 Responses to “Alprazolam Addiction Treatment
6:03 pm April 8th, 2017

I am 82 years old and was fine until a few of my friends passed away. I am a very religious Roman Catholic and my husband will not get a pardon from the church (same religion) so that we can get married Catholic. It has been 30 years and my Mother had a stroke and was in a wheelchair for 15 years and I took care of her. I am afraid of this happening to me. I cannot get my husband to marry me in our church and I am extremely stressed over this every single day. i am on Lexapro and Xanax (0.5 mg)) three times a day. I am alone most of the time. He plays golf and is not abusive or a cheater. I feel stuck and don’t know what to do.

1:42 pm April 19th, 2017

Hi Anne. I am very sorry to hear what you are going through. Have you considered talking to a counselor or a therapist about your worries and things that stress you? I believe that this would be a positive and helpful step to start getting unstuck.

3:02 pm October 23rd, 2017

I am taking 40 to 50 mg alprazolam for last six months .is it chronic . can I take treatement at homr

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:31 pm October 25th, 2017

Hi Himanshu. I suggest that you consult with your doctor to help you plan an individualized tapering schedule.

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