Although Xanax has some medical applications, it’s still a drug with serious risks. It is entirely possible to develop a Xanax addiction, and ending that addiction is a challenge. Fortunately, rehab centers help clients find their way through recovery, providing a range of therapies and treatments that can help. Explore some of the top ways to fight back against Xanax addiction.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
There are many, many factors that can lead to a Xanax addiction. Doctors often prescribe Xanax to clients for legitimate reasons, like anxiety or panic attacks. Some clients start taking Xanax under medical supervision but eventually develop an addiction to the drug. However, sometimes non-physical factors are at play.
Often, clients who struggle with drug addiction also struggle with some form of mental health issue. In fact, more than half of all people dependent on drugs require treatment for their mental health. To address this strong relationship between mental health and addiction, dual diagnosis treatment may be necessary.
Dual diagnosis is simply the recognition that mental health and substance abuse are related. Treatment tackles both issues at the same time, rather than focusing exclusively on one or the other. Dual diagnosis often delivers better and longer-lasting results for clients.
Addiction is an incredibly personal issue for each individual. Therefore, every individual client should also get plenty of one-on-one therapy. Group therapy is also very effective, but it can’t get to the specific issues that individuals are dealing with.
A one-on-one environment is ideal for clients who need to open up and be honest about their addiction. In order to overcome a Xanax addiction, clients need to be comfortable talking about their past, the negative consequences of their addiction and how they can improve the quality of their life with sobriety. Sometimes, behavioral therapy in a one-on-one environment can also be helpful for clients who need to adjust their behavior and stop sabotaging their own recovery.
Not all clients have family members who are willing and able to commit to therapy. For those that do, however, having family support can be an incredibly helpful asset in rehab and beyond. There are two major types of family therapy: therapy with the client, and therapy without the client.
Some therapy sessions won’t include the client. The rest of the family can speak freely and understand more about the nature of addiction and how to help. In other sessions, the entire family can attend and improve their communication and relationships.
12-Step Approach to Recovery
The 12 steps are almost synonymous with addiction recovery. For many clients struggling with a Xanax addiction, following the 12 step approach can be very helpful. However, keep in mind that though there’s a spirituality component, it doesn’t always mean religion.
Many clients find that taking a more general, spiritual approach to the 12 steps is just as effective. You don’t need to be a Christian, or even religious, to appreciate the systemic nature of the 12 step approach to recovery.
Ending Xanax Addiction at Denver Recovery
At Denver Recovery, all clients can expect comprehensive support in their fight against Xanax addiction. Treatment goes way beyond just the physical symptoms of addiction. Instead, Crestview Recovery treats clients so that they can find meaningful, lasting recovery. Some treatment methods and therapies available include the following:
- EMDR therapy
- Outdoor therapy
- Relapse prevention training
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Holistic therapies
A Xanax addiction can be overcome with the right support. At Denver Recovery in Colorado, we equip our clients with the tools they need to work for sobriety. End addiction once and for all. Call (844) 602-3175 to get started.