Xanax, a prescription medication that is used to treat anxiety, is a substance that is often abused by men and women alike. When taken, Xanax can balance the neurotransmitters within a person’s brain when such chemicals are off-kilter and cause anxiety symptoms to manifest. However, when this medication is abused, users will experience mind- and mood-altering effects that can quickly begin a dangerous pattern of substance abuse. Before the individual is fully aware of the detriments caused, a person’s work and social life can be harmed, and a number of perilous physical and mental health risks could emerge. Overcoming a Xanax addiction is an undertaking that is best done under the supervision and guidance of qualified and trained professionals who can arm those who abuse this substance with the skills needed to abstain from future use. Failing to do so, however, can result in several negative consequences; consequences that can prove to be irreversible.
We, at Twelve Oaks Recovery Center, have had many men and women come to our center desiring to overcome their addictions to Xanax and other drugs. What they come to find is that our proven effective and time-tested treatment is exactly what they needed to truly break free from the chains of a Xanax addiction. If you or a loved one is looking for a treatment provider who can supply the care that will lead to lasting recovery, your search is over. At Twelve Oaks Recovery Center, a bright, healthy, Xanax-free future can begin today.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
While previous efforts to help a loved one overcome an addiction to Xanax may have been unsuccessful, there are still things that concerned friends and family members can do to help someone they care about defeat a substance abuse problem of this kind once and for all. Consider the following:
- Consult with an addictions specialist to determine what type of treatment may be a good fit for your loved one during this difficult time. He or she can advise you on how to conduct your research into treatment providers that will meet your loved one’s unique treatment needs.
- Talk with your loved one about his or her abuse of Xanax. Do your best to understand what he or she is going through and be open to hearing what he or she has to say.
- Even if you are met with resistance from your loved one regarding the need for treatment, it is still a good idea to encourage him or her to seek help. Also, be sure to inform him or her that he or she will be better able to defeat his or her substance abuse problem with the guidance of professionals who are trained to treat those battling addictions.
- Suggest that your loved one contact his or her provider of choice to schedule an assessment for admissions, and offer to go with him or her for that assessment.
Once your loved one has engaged in treatment, be sure to attend any scheduled family sessions or opportunities to see your loved one during his or her time in treatment. Furthermore, it is a good idea to consult with your loved one’s treatment provider to determine what you can do to help your loved one be successful during and after treatment.
Finally, as a concerned friend or family member, you should look into seeking your own support and care. You have likely been impacted by your loved one’s abuse of Xanax and would greatly benefit from embarking on your own healing process while the person you care about works on his or her recovery.
Why Consider Treatment at Twelve Oaks Recovery Center
Despite the fact that many people believe abusing Xanax is harmless since it is prescribed by physicians, the reality of the situation is that a Xanax abuse problem can cause an individual to experience a downward spiral in every area of his or her life. Those who abuse Xanax may begin to isolate themselves from close friends and loved ones, which could result in the demise of important relationships. Additionally, if a person is addicted to Xanax, that individual will likely experience a decline in his or her occupational performance and loose his or her job should this concern remain ongoing. With regards to a person’s physical and mental health, Xanax abuse can cause memory disturbances, muscle spasms or pain, nausea, vomiting, vital organ damage, and migraines. Allowing a substance abuse problem of this kind to persist will increase the likelihood of such effects and can lead to other detriments that can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. However, if a person partakes in treatment to end his or her abuse of Xanax, these consequences can be avoided all together and a drug-free future will be within reach.
Types of Treatment Offered at Twelve Oaks Recovery Center
For over 30 years, we at Twelve Oaks Recovery Center have been dedicated to providing world class care to men and women who are in need of treatment for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, including an addiction to Xanax. We believe in providing highly individualized treatment that is catered to meet the unique needs of each one of our patients. We strive to provide treatment in an atmosphere of trust, honesty, and responsibility, wherein patients are the top priority and they can feel confident that they are receiving the most optimal quality of care possible as they work towards overcoming their Xanax abuse problem.
In order to cater treatment to meet the specific needs of each patient, Twelve Oaks is pleased to offer three specialized treatment tracks that can be incorporated into a patient’s personalized treatment plan. These tracks include Proclaim, our Christian track, Aspire, our PTSD recovery track, and Resilience, our addiction-free chronic pain management track. A patient’s participation in these specialized tracks will be determined based on his or her individual needs and presenting concerns.
In addition to these specialized tracks, our center supplies the following interventions that may be included into the comprehensive treatment plans that are provided to every patient in our residential inpatient program:
Medically monitored detoxification: When patients arrive at Twelve Oaks with substances in their systems, participating in medically monitored detox may be the most beneficial first step in their recovery process. We offer high-level detox services that are delivered under the direction of an ASAM certified addictionologist and are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our compassionate nursing staff. A wide range of medications are available for use, but they will only be implemented into a patient’s treatment plan when it is deemed clinically appropriate for medically managing the detoxification process and the side effects that can arise from detox. Each patient’s medical situation is taken into account prior to his or her participation in detox, and appropriate accommodations are made to ensure that all interventions are managed safely.
Medication management: For individuals who are battling symptoms of a co-occurring mental health condition in addition to their addiction to Xanax, the use of certain medications may be beneficial in helping to alleviate some of their distress. The implementation of any medications, however, is always determined on a patient-to-patient basis. Appointments with a psychiatrist are scheduled solely based on need, and medication management services will be offered following the recommendations of the attending psychiatrist.
Individual therapy: All patients have the opportunity to take part in individual therapy sessions with their assigned counselors at a minimum of once per week. Additional sessions can be added on as-needed or as-requested basis. These individual sessions are designed to be a time for patients to meet in a private setting with their counselors to discuss their treatment goals and process through any setbacks that may arise as they work towards overcoming their Xanax addiction. Additionally, counselors often incorporate various experiential therapy options into their individual sessions with patients. Such options may include guided imagery, art, recreational activities, psychodrama, yoga, and participation in beach activities like fishing, swimming, and kayaking.
Family therapy: Knowing the importance of family involvement when someone is battling an addiction to Xanax, Twelve Oaks provides patients and their family members with at least one family therapy session during their time in treatment. Each patient’s counselor will determine if additional family sessions are necessary or would be a beneficial addition to each patient’s individualized treatment plan. Upon this determination, appropriate arrangements for further sessions will be made.
Group therapy: Group therapy is a large part of the therapeutic experience here at Twelve Oaks. Patients have the opportunity to participate in two process groups and three educational groups each day, Monday through Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, patients participate in a total of five educational groups, including recreational therapy on Saturday and a spirituality group on Sunday. Patients also have the option of attending a local church on Sundays as part of their spirituality group. There are a variety of topics that are covered throughout the different educational groups, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Big Book study
- Working the 12-Step program
- 10 principles of change
- Relapse prevention
- Stages of change
- Spirituality enrichment study
- Communication skills
- Anger management
- Conflict resolution
- Triggers and cravings
- Addiction as a brain disease
- Dealing with stress and emotions
Experiential therapeutic activities are also frequently incorporated into the group therapy sessions. Such activities can include psychodrama, yoga, guided imagery, art, the low ropes course, recreational therapy, and participation in various beach activities, such as volleyball, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and communal gatherings around a bonfire.
At Twelve Oaks, we recognize that recovery from Xanax addiction is an ongoing process that does not end upon completion of residential inpatient treatment. For this reason, our staff works diligently with each patient to create a thorough discharge plan so that appropriate continuing care services can be put into place prior to his or her completion of inpatient treatment. Twelve Oaks is pleased to offer a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) that patients may step-down down to once their time in residential inpatient treatment is complete. If patients are ready to return home, the staff at Twelve Oaks will work with them to ensure that appropriate supportive and follow-up services are accessible.
If you or your loved one needs help in overcoming an addiction to Xanax, look no further than Twelve Oaks Recovery Center. We will do everything in our power to help you embark on the road to recovery with the confidence necessary for achieving lasting healing.