Xanax Overdose – A Serious Problem

Each year, around 125,000 people end up needing emergency care services because of various complications – most notably, Xanax overdose – caused by using Xanax. What’s more, 86% of those people said they took Xanax as a secondary drug, meaning they most likely used it recreationally.

If that sounds familiar to you, and you are one of those unlucky addiction victims, we’re here for you. We understand how difficult it can be to struggle with Xanax dependence and admit you have a problem and need professional help.

Xanax overdose symptoms

Unfortunately, even though it was initially thought that benzodiazepines like Xanax have a very low addiction potential, the truth ultimately came to light. As it seems, the drug is extremely addicting, and can cause dependence in anyone who takes Xanax for more than a month.

Furthermore, you still risk developing a Xanax abuse issue if you use it for less than a month as well – especially if you use it recreationally. After all, your brain will become used to Xanax mimicking the effects of GABA – a natural sedative produced in the brain – so it will stop producing it altogether if you stop taking Xanax.

So, it’s quite obvious why Xanax withdrawal victims usually have to deal with intense anxiety – among other symptoms, of course.

Xanax overdose victim

Xanax Withdrawal – A Traumatic Process

We’re not just saying that. The withdrawal symptoms caused by Xanax can definitely take their toll on you, not to mention that there are both physical and psychological symptoms:

Physical Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Blurred Vision
  • Teeth Pain
  • Tingling in Arms and Legs
  • Numbness of Fingers
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Cramps
  • Hypertension

Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Paranoia
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Suicide Thoughts
  • Depression
  • Irritability

Withdrawal Timeline

Simply put, Xanax withdrawal can be summarized in 4 phases:

  • Phase 1 (6-12 hours) – Once you stop taking Xanax, the withdrawal effects will immediately start taking over your body. Anxiety and irritability are the usual indicators.
  • Phase 2 (1-4 days) – Anxiety is at its peak during this period, and the other symptoms we’ve mentioned only become more intense. The risk of relapsing and experiencing a Xanax overdose is high too.
  • Phase 3 (7-14 days) – Some symptoms decrease in severity, but anxiety will still persist.
  • Phase 4 (15+ days) – Most of the symptoms will go away. Unfortunately, you risk developing Protracted Withdrawal Symptoms (the same as Xanax withdrawal symptoms), which can occur randomly and last up to 2 years.

It’s quite clear that anxiety, stress, and paranoia will be extremely tough to deal with during the withdrawal period. Here’s what you can do to alleviate them:

  • Try to meditate quite often, as it can do wonders for the anxiety and panic you might experience.
  • If you can, engage in aerobic exercises a few times per week. It will lessen some of the stress you might be feeling.
  • Yoga is also a great option for calming your nerves and managing your anxiety levels.
  • Spend time with your loved ones. The emotional support will feel like a breath of fresh air, and you will ensure your addiction doesn’t push your family and friends away.
  • Dedicate yourself to a hobby. It’s paramount you keep yourself busy throughout the day, so that withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings don’t control your mind. For example, reading can be an excellent activity in this situation.

Meditation helps with withdrawal process

However, please keep in mind these tips will only help you alleviate some of your symptoms. They will not cure your addiction or prevent the risk of Xanax overdose!

Don’t Try to Quit Xanax on Your Own!

Sure, you now know what you can do to deal with the intense anxiety caused by the withdrawal, and how to deal with some of the symptoms. However, that doesn’t mean you are capable of overcoming the addiction on your own.

We know it’s not what you want to hear right now, and we are in no way implying that you do not have the strength or the courage it takes to quit on your own. We are only concerned with your life.

That’s right, trying to quit your Xanax addiction on your own can be fatal! Plus, we’d be right if we were to say that you were probably considering going “cold turkey,” right?

Please remember that if you’ve been taking Xanax for some time, your body and brain have already adjusted to it. If you stop taking it all of a sudden, it will induce a shock in your body and brain, as they will not know how to cope with the situation. That, in turn, can potentially cause serious convulsions.

That’s not all, though. Here’s what else you might experience if you decide to quit “cold turkey:”

  • Trembling
  • Psychosis
  • Seizures
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Intense Headaches
  • Panic and Anxiety Attacks
  • Hallucinations

What’s more, if you’re alone at home during all of this, you can actually put your life at risk. Here’s an example of a female Xanax addict who took 200mg of Xanax during the course of only 6 days. She decided to quit abruptly and stopped taking the drug.

Sadly, she died 4 days later. Medical experts determined her death was caused by the Xanax-benzo withdrawal combo.

Lastly, you must keep in mind that drug cravings will become really intense during withdrawal. And if you give in, you are extremely likely to go overboard, which can result in a Xanax overdose.

Quitting Xanax at home dangerous

So, it’s quite obvious that trying to quit on your own – especially “cold turkey” – can put your life in danger. That’s why you should opt for residential detox centers instead.

Inpatient Detox – The Best Way to Prevent Xanax Overdose

That’s not just a bold claim – here’s what kind of help residential rehab centers can offer you:

  • Medical Assistance – This is the key element you need right now. If you opt for inpatient rehab, you will benefit from medically-assisted detox. As a result, you won’t have to worry about withdrawal symptoms getting too intense for you and causing you do go through a Xanax overdose.
  • Round-the-Clock Supervision – Not only that, but residential detox facilities also employ medical experts who will always be there when you need them. Thus, there are 0 risks that your life will ever be in danger while you safely overcome your Xanax dependence.
  • Counseling Sessions – You’ll finally get to discuss your Xanax abuse issues with a professional who understands you. This way, you will find out what the real cause of your addiction was, and you might even discover valuable insight that will teach you something new about yourself.
  • Moral and Emotional Support – You will partake in group therapy sessions that will show you that you’re not the only one who is struggling with regaining control of their life. Moreover, these socially-oriented sessions will offer you the kind of motivation you need to stay true to yourself and your detox treatment.
  • Personalized Treatments – Many inpatient centers hire professional treatment specialists who take the time to analyze your background and medical situation so that they can come up with a detox treatment that will address each and every single one of your needs.
  • Comfortable Accommodations – The thing you’ll surely love about inpatient facilities is that they don’t feel like a hospital at all. That’s actually one of the main reasons why so many addiction victims are skeptical of this kind of treatment – they believe they will be confined to a hospital bed. In reality, you will get to enjoy a welcoming, relaxing, and peaceful atmosphere, so that you can truly focus solely on your recovery.

BLVD's inpatient facilities to prevent Xanax overdose

Everything sounds amazing, right? Well, just remember you must choose the best rehab center if you want to take advantage of such features.

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place.

BLVD Treatment Centers – The Rehab Program You Deserve

How do you know we’re the right choice? Well, we have plenty of experience with helping victims of addiction overcome their Xanax dependence in a safe, emotionally-secure, and healthy environment.

And we’re not just saying that, as we have the services to back up our claims. For one, BLVD Treatment Centers will provide you with quality medically-assisted detox. Thus, you won’t have to worry about your withdrawal symptoms getting out of hand and putting your life in danger.

What’s more, since the withdrawal won’t be so intense, there will be absolutely no risk that you will relapse.

That’s not all, though. Our medical staff will provide 24/7 nursing care and medical supervision. This way, you will enjoy peace of mind knowing that help is just around the corner if you need it, and that your detox process will be properly adjusted to your medical needs.

One more thing we would like to add is that getting to our rehab centers is hassle-free. That’s because BLVD Treatment Centers can offer top-notch transport services and handle any travel arrangements on your behalf. We can even ensure you will get to travel alongside a sober companion if you so desire.

Those are only the highlights, of course. Once you start your recovery, you will see that you’ll be spending your time at our luxurious, welcoming, and extremely comfortable Hollywooddet and Corona residential facilities.

Our inpatient centers are located in exclusive neighborhoods, so you’ll get to take advantage of peaceful surrounding, a relaxing atmosphere, and lovely views.

Hassle-free Xanax rehab treatment

Not only that, but we also provide amazing services and amenities too:

  • Chef-Prepared Gourmet Meals
  • HDTV with Cable
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Social Events
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • A Thorough Aftercare Program
  • An Individualized Detox Treatment

And much more.

Plus, once you’re done with our residential detox programs, you’ll be able to move on to our outpatient recovery centers! Thus, you will ensure you won’t relapse at all and that you will get the emotional support you need in such a situation.

At the moment, we have outpatient facilities located in:

And you want to know the best part? This time around, you won’t have to alter your daily schedule at all. That’s because we offer 2 very flexible programs:

The Day Program (Monday- Friday; 10AM-4PM)

Our day-time schedule includes a choice between a 12-step-based track and a non-12-step-based track, an LGBTQ-affirmative track, and a Primetime track.

Not only that, but we also provide quality psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), healthy relationships groups, and process therapy groups (just to name a few examples).

The Night Program (Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 6PM-9PM)

Our night-time schedule is more education-oriented, and you will get to enjoy information-rich courses on family dynamics, what causes Xanax overdose, how to have a sober relationship, dealing with stress, and time management – among other subjects, naturally.

Xanax overdose treatment programs

Don’t Let Xanax Overdose Threaten Your Life! Cal 8885376671 Today!

We’re available 24/7, and our phones are manned by treatment experts. Once they talk with you, they’ll help you choose the right rehab program. What’s more, they will also assess your financial info to see if your insurance might fully cover your detox costs.

If that isn’t possible, don’t worry. You might be eligible for some of our financial assistance programs. We also offer private payment plans if you would prefer that method instead.

And don’t worry about your privacy. We make sure that:

  • Every single phone call you make is 100% confidential.
  • We don’t keep any credit cards on file.
  • We don’t keep any insurance records on file.

Once everything is settled, you can start your treatment within 24 hours – yes, that’s how much we want to help you!

So, call 8885376671 or contact us online – whichever method is more convenient for you.

Don’t let the risk of Xanax overdose control your present and future anymore. Make a life-changing decision today, and you will never regret it!

 

Xanax Overdose infographic