Xanax Addiction Rehab

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We treat each one of our guests as an individual case, providing them customized integrative care, our trauma-oriented approach to healing addiction, and our safe, intimate facility.

Your stay with us will begin, if necessary, with our safe, gentle, staff supervised detox for your Xanax addiction, to get you started comfortably on your path to recovery.

Xanax is another prescription medication that can lead all too easily to an addiction if the user is not careful. Or if they have a predisposition and/or tendency towards drug and alcohol addiction. If you or someone you know has a Xanax addiction, we urge you to remember that there are Xanax treatment centers ready to help you (or your loved one) now. Xanax addiction can slowly destroy one’s body and mind, especially those belonging to the Xanax addict who does not recognize the signs of Xanax addiction, or refuses to get help if and when they do. Again, as with other prescription drugs such as Vicodin and OxyContin, Xanax addiction can devastate your life, hurting those closest to you and robbing you of your hopes and dreams.

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If you or someone you know has a Xanax addiction, we here at JOURNEY MALIBU urge you to remember that our drug treatment center is ready to help you or your loved one now.

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you have tried to stop using Xanax, but have been unable to. In that case, it’s quite possible you have already developed an addiction to Xanax, and if so, are in desperate need of help for your Xanax addiction. At JOURNEY MALIBU’s Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center, we are standing by ready to help you or the Xanax addict in your life.


Xanax, the brand name for alprazolam, is prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks, or moderate to severe stress. Xanax produces a calming effect on the brain by slowing down neurotransmitters called gamma-aminobutric acid.  Individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders or panic attacks generally have overactive neurotransmitters. The problem is, many of those same individuals are prone to becoming Xanax addicts. By slowing down the overactive transmitters, Xanax tends to relieve feelings of stress and impending doom. But since these calming effects often cannot be duplicated unless Xanax usage is increased, a Xanax addiction can result.

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Journey Malibu is an intimate, luxurious, highly-resourced Prescription Drug Addiction Rehab that offers help for those most in need of recovery from the ravages of prescription drug addiction.

IThe Xanax addict often finds pleasure in the drowsy feeling caused by the drug. Xanax electrifies the brain’s pleasure centers with an initial euphoric feeling that can rarely be recaptured in with subsequent use of the Xanax. Thus begins the chase to recreate that feeling; and thus is the Xanax addiction born. Initial effects of the Xanax, always felt more acutely by the Xanax addict, include drowsiness, loss of concentration, loss of motor skills, and/or slurred speech. These symptoms will usually dissipate after several days. Unfortunately, after experiencing the calming effect this medication can produce, Xanax addicts will continue to seek an even greater feeling of calm, and will begin to boost the amount of Xanax they take. As the Xanax use increases, so too does the tolerance to the drug, leading, again, to a Xanax addiction. As we have seen with other “high-end” prescription medications, when Xanax tolerance increases, the Xanax addict must find additional Xanax and will do whatever it takes to avoid running out of the drug.

It is not unusual for a Xanax addict to take between 20 – 30 pills a day, but a Xanax addiction can be extremely dangerous long before it hits this level. And it is important to remember that discontinuing Xanax without clinical  based or professional supervision, of the type we provide at our JOURNEY MALIBU Xanax Addiction Center, can produce dangerous, life threateningwithdrawal symptoms such as seizures and convulsions, which can be life threatening.

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XANAX ADDICTION – The Physical Effects

As with Vicodin and Oxycontin, Xanax can cause Xanax addicts to develop both physical and emotional addictions. Since it is prescribed for people who’ve already demonstrated a tendency towards anxiety disorders, there is an even greater possibility for these people to abuse the medication. And when Xanax addicts abuse the Xanax, the side effects have an increased tendency of presenting”, side effects such as: Muscle cramps, nausea, diarrhea, drowsiness, lack of coordination, loss of appetite, loss of concentration, and/or slurred speech. These symptoms may lessen over time, even if the Xanax addict increases their use of the drug. At this point, however, the Xanax addict is stuck in a dangerous loop, continually abusing the medication in the hope of experiencing that initial calming effect again. What they fail to realize is that the initial feeling produced by the Xanax is rarely duplicated, and the only solution remaining at this point is to detox from the Xanax addiction.

As the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) warns, “despite their beneficial effects for people suffering from anxiety or sleep disorders, benzodiazepines (the class of drug to which Xanax belongs) can be addictive and should be used only as prescribed.”  (Source: NIDA Pain Medication Addiction Study). But the Xanax addict, of course, will rarely if ever heed such warnings. And that means he or she stands a very good chance of developing an addiction that will need to be treated sooner rather than later.

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If conducted under the watchful care of professionals like our world-renowned staff at JOURNEY MALIBU Recovery Center, withdrawal from a Xanax addiction can be extremely uncomfortable, but it is manageable.

We have found that one of the major difficulties with treating the Xanax addict is that the detox process actually reinforces the initial symptoms the Xanax addict was trying to suppress when they were first prescribed the drug. The Xanax addict’s brain, initially sedated by the Xanax, begins to race when the medication is discontinued, causing even greater anxiety. Combine that with the anxiety brought on by the natural withdrawal from the drug, and you have an extremely intense situation for the Xanax addict that can be difficult to cope with. Fortunately, at JOURNEY MALIBU’s Xanax Treatment Center, we are well equipped to deal with just such challenges.


Detox from a Xanax addiction can sometimes last between ten and fourteen days, after which most people recovering from Xanax addiction will want to transition into our residential treatment facility here at the JOURNEY MALIBU Drug Rehab Center. Because of the nature of the Xanax addiction, and the problems for which the Xanax addict was initially prescribed the medication, treatment for Xanax addiction can last up to three months. The fact is, it can take time for the Xanax addict to learn how to cope with the feelings they suppressed for so long.

It is best to begin the Xanax treatment process in a supportive, therapeutic environment, like the one we have here at our JOURNEY MALIBU Recovery Center, which has been designed to eliminate outside distractions and allow a person to focus on the issues surrounding their recovery. The good news is, recovery from Xanax addiction is possible, if the Xanax addict is willing to acknowledge and address the true nature of the problem.

So if you or your loved one is serious about recovering from Xanax addiction, make JOURNEY MALIBU your destination.

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step…” – Old Taoist Saying

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