Picture yourself adrift at sea, with turbulent waves crashing around you, making it challenging to find your bearings and sail home to safety. This is the disorientation and distress that Xanax addiction can cause and without the proper help, it can have disastrous consequences. Recovery Lighthouse’s Xanax rehab programmes offer a sturdy lifeboat and a skilled crew to help you navigate through the storm and reach the calm shores of sobriety and a sunlit horizon.
What is Xanax rehab?
Xanax rehab is a course of detox and therapy that helps people overcome unhealthy relationships with Xanax. It aims to address the underlying causes of this reliance, provide new ways to deal with difficult moments and emotions when you would previously have used Xanax to cope and equip you with the necessary tools to maintain recovery long-term.
The goals and benefits of Xanax rehab include:
- Addressing underlying psychological issues: Therapy and counselling sessions offered in Xanax rehab will help you identify and treat the root causes of your Xanax use and dependency which may include anxiety, depression or trauma.
- Developing healthy coping mechanisms: Xanax rehab will teach you new strategies to manage stress and emotions without resorting to Xanax use.
- Building a support network: Xanax rehab provides group therapy and peer interactions to foster a sense of belonging and encouragement which is essential for lasting recovery.
- Ensuring long-term sobriety: Aftercare services provided by some Xanax rehab programmes (including Recovery Lighthouse’s) offer ongoing support and accountability, reducing the likelihood of relapse.
Could Xanax rehab help me?
Starting Xanax rehab as early as possible is crucial as it significantly increases the likelihood of successful recovery. To determine whether Xanax rehab is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:
- Have I tried to quit Xanax on my own but failed?
- Do I experience withdrawal symptoms when I stop taking Xanax?
- Has my Xanax use negatively affected my personal relationships, work or finances?
- Do I feel compelled to take Xanax to cope with stress or emotions?
- Do I take more Xanax than prescribed or take it without a prescription?
- Have my attempts to control my Xanax use led to further physical, mental or emotional problems?
- Do I spend a significant amount of time obtaining, using or recovering from the effects of Xanax?
- Have I lost interest in activities or hobbies I once enjoyed due to my Xanax use?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Xanax rehab may be the solution you need.
What are the different types of Xanax rehab available?
Xanax rehab can be broadly categorised into outpatient and inpatient programmes. Outpatient rehab allows you to continue your daily routines while attending regular therapy sessions whereas inpatient rehab requires you to reside at a residential treatment facility like Recovery Lighthouse for the duration of the programme.
Inpatient Xanax rehab offers several benefits:
A safe and secure recovery environment…
Inpatient rehab eliminates access to Xanax and exposure to triggers, significantly reducing the temptation and risk of relapse. By focusing solely on recovery, you can concentrate on healing without the distractions of daily life.
24/7 support from medical and recovery professionals…
At inpatient rehab, you will receive constant care from a team of medical and recovery experts. This support ensures that withdrawal symptoms, cravings and emotional challenges are managed effectively, providing you with the best chance of success.
The chance to build a network of supportive peers and therapists…
Inpatient rehab allows you to get to know your therapists and fellow clients, creating a supportive community that can provide encouragement and understanding throughout the recovery process.
A broader selection of recovery therapies…
Inpatient rehab offers a wider variety of therapy options than are usually available through outpatient programmes. This provides a more diverse approach to recovery to suit different people’s needs.
What does Xanax rehab at Recovery Lighthouse involve?
Xanax rehab at Recovery Lighthouse begins with a medically supervised Xanax detox to safely manage withdrawal symptoms and cleanse the body of the drug. Once this is done, you will then take part in a range of proven therapies designed to identify and address the underlying causes of your condition.
Therapies offered during Recovery Lighthouse’s Xanax rehab programmes include:
- One-to-one therapy: During personalised therapy sessions, you will work with your therapists to uncover and address past experiences, unresolved emotions and counter-productive behaviours so you can begin to heal and establish goals for long-term recovery.
- Group therapy: During group therapy, you will connect with others facing similar struggles in a supportive and understanding environment. Sharing your experiences, challenges and successes will help you realise that you are not alone and will enable you to all draw strength from each other throughout the Xanax rehab process.
- Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT): CBT is a highly effective therapy that will help you identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviours that are contributing to your Xanax use and reliance. This will help to reduce the risk of relapse and improve your overall well-being.
- Motivational interviewing: Motivational interviewing is an important process that will empower you to take charge of your own recovery journey. By helping you identify your values, goals and motivations for change, this technique enhances your commitment to sobriety and overall personal growth.
- Trauma therapy: If you have a history of trauma, specialised therapy can help you address unresolved issues and prevent them from hindering your recovery. Through various therapeutic techniques, you will learn to process past traumas, develop healthy coping strategies and build resilience for lasting recovery.
- Mindfulness therapy: In mindfulness therapy, you will learn to cultivate present-moment awareness and acceptance, reducing stress and enhancing emotional regulation. By practising mindfulness, you can become more aware of your own thoughts and feeling, learn to manage difficult emotions in a better way and build a solid foundation for a sober future.
These are just some of the therapies we provide with all clients benefitting from our full range of Xanax rehab treatments.
Tips for preventing Xanax relapse
Xanax relapse is common, with 40-60% of people with substance use disorders experiencing a relapse at some point. While relapse can be a useful lesson to adjust your recovery plan, preventing relapse altogether is always the simplest route to recovery.
To minimise the risk of relapse, make sure you implement the following strategies:
- Develop a strong support network: Engage with sober friends, family and the connections you make in Xanax rehab to maintain accountability and receive encouragement.
- Manage stress effectively: Learn healthy coping mechanisms, such as exercise, meditation or hobbies to manage stressful moments without resorting to Xanax.
- Recognise and avoid triggers: Be aware of situations or emotions that may tempt you to use Xanax and develop strategies to avoid or cope with them.
- Fully engage in aftercare services: Recovery Lighthouse provides free weekly group therapy sessions for a year, ensuring you receive ongoing support and guidance. This is crucial as leaving rehab can be a big shock to the system so receiving as much help as possible is always advised.
Advice for loved ones
Supporting a loved one before, during and after Xanax rehab can be absolutely crucial for their success.
Here is some practical advice which will help you be the best support system possible:
Take the time to research Xanax, its effects on the brain and the recovery process. By understanding the challenges your loved one is facing, you can provide more informed and empathetic support.
Offer nonjudgmental support…
When speaking with your loved one, use “I” statements to express your concerns and maintain open communication. For example, say “I’m worried about your health” instead of “You’re ruining your life.” Encouraging your loved one to seek help and expressing your belief in their ability to recover can make a significant difference in their journey.
Attend family therapy sessions…
Participate in family therapy sessions to address any underlying issues that may have contributed to your loved one’s situation. By working together as a family unit, you can strengthen communication, rebuild trust and develop healthier dynamics that support lasting recovery.
While it’s essential to support your loved one during their recovery, it’s also crucial to respect their need for space and autonomy. Encourage them to take responsibility for their own healing and avoid taking on all of their burdens yourself.
Participate in ongoing support…
Accompany your loved one to support group meetings or counselling sessions to help them with their ongoing recovery. Your presence can provide additional encouragement and accountability, helping them maintain their newfound sobriety.
By following these tips and maintaining open communication, you can play a vital role in your loved one’s recovery process.
How to start Xanax rehab
Embarking on the journey to recovery with Recovery Lighthouse is as simple as taking the first step. Contact us today so we can answer any questions you may have and help you get started on our Xanax rehab programme.