Alprazolam is a generic drug that is listed as a benzodiazepine. Drug stores sell it under the brand name Xanax. Doctors will typically prescribe Xanax for the treatment of anxiety, panic, and sleep disorders. What the average person might not realize is Xanax is a highly addictive substance, which accounts for the fact dealers will sell it on the streets to illicit recreational drug users.
It’s always a problem when an important prescription medication like Xanax becomes the target of drug abusers. When someone becomes dependent on the substance, they are sitting just a tiny step away from a Xanax addiction. If and when addiction takes hold, the user has two options. They can continue abusing the substance until their life and health start to erode, or they can look into Xanax treatment programs.
About Xanax Treatment Programs
If someone enters rehab with a significant addiction to Xanax, there is a good chance they will need to start treatment in a medically monitored detox program. Why? The withdrawal symptoms associated with Xanax addiction can be quite dangerous. The last thing anyone wants to see is someone who volunteered for treatment having to suffer from withdrawal. A good detox program will provide medical professionals who can monitor a client’s progress and prescribe relief medications if necessary.
After getting through detox, clients are ready to start the therapy part of treatment. For the most part, Xanax treatment programs can be divided into two categories: a traditional treatment program and a holistic drug and alcohol treatment program.
With traditional treatment, the treatment staff places all of their emphasis on the addiction itself and the causes of the addiction. While there is nothing wrong with this approach, it fails to address other aspects of the client’s life. That’s the primary reason that more treatment facilities are starting to use a holistic drug and alcohol treatment approach.
About Holistic Treatment
Holistic addiction treatment options focus on much more than the client’s addiction issues. Instead, an equal amount of interest also goes towards things like mental health, emotional health, and physical health in terms of nutrition and exercise.
From a therapeutic perspective, holistic therapists look to address the client aa a whole individual who needs healing on many levels. They will certainly use individual therapy sessions to get a glimpse at addiction causation, but the solution part of the treatment process goes beyond counseling people to avoid triggers and temptation.
Holistic treatment professionals like to integrate holistic treatment options like yoga, music therapy, equine therapy, meditation, and massage therapy into the treatment formula. They also put some emphasis on the client developing good nutrition and exercise programs. The thought process behind this approach is a well-rounded, healthy individual is more likely to have a fulfilling life, making drug abuse a less attractive alternative to living.
If you or your loved one have a Xanax addiction, there is a good chance you or they could benefit from a good holistic drug and alcohol treatment option. For more information about our services, you can reach out and contact us at your convenience.