What to Look for in a Xanax Rehab Center

Xanax is a prescription sedative used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, and in rarer cases, insomnia. Part of the benzodiazepine drug class, Xanax can be addictive. In the United States, doctors write almost 50 million benzodiazepine prescriptions per year. Xanax is the fifth most commonly prescribed medication in the U.S.

Xanax induces a calm, sleepy feeling and will give the user a sense of euphoria or a high. People will get addicted to the high Xanax produces, and once tolerance is built, they will continue to take more Xanax than prescribed, becoming addicted. There are several tell-tale signs of addiction to watch out for if you suspect a loved one is addicted to Xanax:

  • Running out or ‘losing’ their prescription frequently
  • Acting sleepy or sluggish at strange times
  • Acting secretive
  • Mood swings
  • Doctor shopping
Street Sign with the word Rehabilition and an Arrow to Signify Xanax Rehablilitation

Also, benzodiazepines should never be taken with alcohol. Xanax is a central nervous system depressant, causing a slowed respiratory rate. Alcohol, too, causes depressed respiratory rates and taken together, Xanax and alcohol can kill the user. Half of all teens who take Xanax for non-medical purposes will take it with alcohol to produce a more significant high. Annually, there are over 60,000 hospital visits in the U.S. related to Xanax misuse.

Addiction destroys lives, communities, and tears families apart. People who are addicted to Xanax, or any drug or alcohol need help before they harm themselves further. Fortunately, there are resources available for those struggling with addiction. Medical detox facilities and rehab centers are equipped to help people achieve and maintain sobriety from drugs and alcohol. The following article will explore the benefits and efficacy rates of rehab and detox, and how someone can pay for treatment even if they are low-income or uninsured.

Is a medically assisted detox recommended for Xanax abuse and addiction?

Yes. The body becomes used to Xanax after someone has been addicted for a long time. If they were to quit taking the drug without assistance suddenly, their body could experience a shock. Since Xanax is a central nervous system depressant, when a person stops taking it, their central nervous system functions can dangerously rev up. People going through Xanax withdrawal can experience dangerously high blood pressure and rapid heart rate. This can lead to strokes or heart attacks in vulnerable individuals.

Also, without medical assistance, people will experience more severe and longer-lasting withdrawals. In a medical detox center, doctors will put patients on a tapering-off schedule, so the patient will have ever-decreasing amounts of Xanax in their bloodstream, staving off the harsh, potentially deadly withdrawal symptoms.

Should someone attend inpatient rehab for Xanax abuse and addiction?

Rehab helps people in recovery learn coping mechanisms for life stressors and how to have a sober lifestyle outside of the facility. Patients can work one-on-one and in group and in family therapy sessions where they are given treatment that is customized for them. Every addiction case is different and requires specific techniques and methods per individual to help them maintain sobriety. Without it, people are at very high-risk of relapsing and falling back into addiction. Even if someone who has attended rehab relapses, systems are put in place to quickly help them get sober again, minimizing the harm relapse presents.

Also, over half of those who are addicted to drugs are self-medicating painful emotions or mental health conditions. In rehab, these issues can be addressed by trained, caring professionals in a judgment-free environment. Without addressing the underlying causes of a person’s addiction, they will continue to suffer and eventually become addicted again.

What are the options for paying for rehab for Xanax addiction?

There are trained, knowledgeable members of staff at inpatient rehab centers who understand the best way to work and negotiate with an insurance company to get patients the help they need. Even if someone isn’t insured or their insurance won’t cover drug rehab, most facilities will offer financing for those who qualify. Also, there is government assistance available for low-income individuals, and The Salvation Army maintains a list of government-sponsored rehab facilities online.

Also, without medical assistance, people will experience more severe and longer-lasting withdrawals. In a medical detox center, doctors will put patients on a tapering-off schedule, so the patient will have ever-decreasing amounts of Xanax in their bloodstream, staving off the harsh, potentially deadly withdrawal symptoms.

What should someone bring to rehab for Xanax addiction?

People who attend rehab should bring about a week’s worth of comfortable clothes. They may also bring clothes that are suitable for sports, hiking, and swimming. Clothing which depicts violence, drug or alcohol use, or contains offensive images or words is not permitted on-site. Jewelry and other valuable items should be left at home. The facility is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Toiletries are also allowed on-site, but they must be alcohol-free.

Also, it’s essential that the doctors at a rehab facility know precisely what prescriptions a person is on and what their medical history is so they can get adequate and timely care. Please bring a list of all medications and contact information for your doctors.

A supportive group of family and friends is incredibly vital for recovery. Bring their contact information with you to rehab.

How can someone help their family member or friend who is receiving treatment for Xanax abuse?

It’s crucial that your family member or loved one understand that they have people in their corner who love them and care for them and want to see them get better. Addiction is a disease, not a character flaw. And fortunately, it is a treatable disease with the right help and ongoing maintenance put in place. Family and friends can help their loved one by attending family therapy sessions and working with their loved one’s doctors and therapists to make sure they understand what type of help their loved one will need in and out of rehab to prevent relapse.

Without help, people who are addicted to Xanax will experience serious health consequences. But, there are doctors and therapists available 24/7 who’ve made it their mission to help people overcome their addiction. Please don’t hesitate to speak to a qualified rehabilitation counselor today and get help for yourself or a loved one.

A Hope Away from Home for Young Women Addicted to Xanax

The accredited addiction treatment program at Casa Capri Recovery’s women’s only prescription rehab located in southern California is a hope away from home for young women struggling with an addiction to Xanax®. What sets Casa Capri apart from the many other addiction programs around, is our personalized treatment programs with a variety of therapies designed specifically to address the unique needs of each patient, our life-skills programming that will help you successfully begin a new academic or career path in recovery, and our deeply committed, caring staff and community that become like a loving family to you.

If you or a loved one is struggling and feeling hopeless, take heart. You don’t have to do this alone. Healing, hope and new beautiful sober life await you at Casa Capri Recovery. Please call us today at 855-816-8826.

Wholehearted Healing and True Transformation

Your first point of contact is our caring and compassionate process admissions team who will answer any and all your questions, give you an assessment and determine whether you’ll require a stay at our medically supervised Xanax detox. Once you’re free of addictive substances, you’ll arrive at Casa Capri’s accredited rehab for Xanax addiction. Often women that come to us find that their addiction was a way to self-medicate deep emotional wounds, depression, anxiety, past trauma and eating disorders. At Casa Capri, we believe that wholehearted healing is the foundation for happy, healthy, lifelong recovery. We have the experience, tools and unconditional love to facilitate true transformation.

No matter how broken you may feel; the Xanax prescription rehab at Casa Capri is the beginning of a whole new chapter in your life. We’ve helped hundreds of women achieve lasting, joyful recovery, but the woman we’d really like to help today is you. Please pick up the phone; we’re here 24 hours a day at 855-816-8826.


Our admissions counselors will guide you or your loved one through the admissions process and treatment options. Assessments are always free and 100% confidential.