Xanax Addiction
Xanax Addiction

Effective and Affordable Xanax Treatment for Malaysians at The Cabin Chiang Mai

Xanax, or alprazolam, is an anxiolytic drug that belongs to the benzodiazepine family. It is FDA approved and prescribed by doctors to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It’s also often used to treat insomnia induced by anxiety or agitation. Xanax is a central nervous system depressant that produces a fast-acting calming effect. Long-term users of Xanax develop a tolerance to the drug and are forced to up their dosage in order to produce the same effect. This long-term use actually alters receptors in the neural system, creating a physical dependency on drug-induced calm and pleasure.

These addictive properties make Xanax one of the most misused benzodiazepines on the market. For many, Xanax addiction begins with not taking the drug as their physician prescribed, by upping their dose or taking it recreationally. Xanax is often used illegally and sold on the street for recreational purposes, so addiction does not necessarily always stem from a legitimately acquired prescription. When mixed with alcohol or opiates, Xanax can be extremely dangerous – or even fatal.

Signs of Xanax Addiction

  • Frequently changing healthcare providers
  • Rapidly or consistently increasing dosage
  • Forging prescriptions
  • Using multiple pharmacies or doctors
  • Mood swings
  • Prolonged use
  • Being unable to cope without the medication

Long-Term Effects of Xanax Abuse

  • Memory loss
  • Hallucinations
  • Skin rash
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Lack of focus
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Stomach problems
  • Seizures

Xanax Addiction Treatment at The Cabin Chiang Mai

Xanax Detox

Initial detoxification, which frequently involves hospitalisation, typically lasts up to 72 hours.
Clients undergoing withdrawal from Xanax typically go through a ‘rebound’ where the symptoms that were being treated by Xanax in the first place may return. Symptoms of this rebound may include anxiety, insomnia, agitation, nervousness and headache. Severe withdrawal symptoms can include delusions, hallucination and seizure.

We have an international-standard hospital at The Cabin Chiang Mai, staffed by a professional medical team capable of treating withdrawal symptoms at any time – day or night. Our team of highly qualified nurses, under the direct supervision of Thailand’s top detox specialist, will employ a taper-down strategy – gradually reducing your Xanax dosage while closely monitoring your individual reaction to detox.

Psychological Treatment

While the physical withdrawal symptoms from Xanax detox subside relatively quickly, psychological dependence requires a well-rounded addiction rehab program. At The Cabin Chiang Mai, our culturally-sensitive counselling program is a refined amalgamation of the most effective psychotherapy treatment methods available today. We provide you with a personalised combination of individual and group counselling based on 12-Step techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness. Our team will help you to develop coping mechanisms to keep stress and anxiety triggers from driving you to relapse, as well as help you devise a post-rehab treatment plan to maintain sobriety while effectively coping with the stress and anxiety of everyday life.

Our experienced addiction specialists will also put you on a tailor-made exercise and nutrition plan to help restore your physical and mental health. In addition, we offer lifetime access to our online aftercare programme to help you deal with the challenges of reintegrating into your previous life.

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