Xanax is the trade name of a prescription medication that contains alprazolam, a fast-acting sedative that is a member of the benzodiazepine category of drugs. Xanax, which creates a sense of serene relaxation, is typically prescribed to treat symptoms that are associated with anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. Xanax is also one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. This combination of pleasurable effects and prevalence unfortunately makes Xanax a popular choice for individuals who are searching for an illicit recreational high.
Whether a person abuses Xanax recreationally or for purposes of self-medication, this behavior exposes him or her to significant physical and psychological damage. At Mirror Lake, we have specific expertise providing rehab for men and women who have been abusing or become dependent upon Xanax and other prescription medications, and we have developed specialized treatment that has proven to be effective at helping individuals achieve successful long-term recovery.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If you have discovered that someone you care about has been abusing or has become dependent upon Xanax, it is important for you to understand two essential truths:
- Your loved one needs professional treatment.
- You can play a key role in getting your loved one the help that he or she needs.
First, you will want to educate yourself about Xanax, alprazolam, and the causes and effects of addiction. Consult with experts and visit reputable websites in order to develop a general understanding of what your loved one is experiencing.
Next, turn your attention toward treatment. What types of treatment have helped others who were struggling with similar issues, and what specific programs provide the type and level of care that your loved one needs? Identify rehab centers that provide comprehensive treatment, feature a variety of therapeutic modalities, and have strong family support programs.
After you have completed your research, you will need to address perhaps the biggest challenge. You need to get your loved one to acknowledge his or her problem with Xanax abuse and agree to enter a rehab center. As was the case when educating yourself about the problem, consulting experts and visiting reputable websites can be ideal ways to learn how best to conduct this delicate yet essential conversation. If possible, recruit a few close family members or trusted friends to help you.
When you loved one does enter rehab, realize that this is just one step on the long path of addiction recovery. Your loved one will need your understanding and support both during and after his or her time in treatment. Prepare to be an active positive presence in his or her life for months and years to come.
Why Those in Tennessee Should Consider Treatment at Mirror Lake Recovery Center
Untreated chronic abuse of Xanax, alprazolam, and other benzodiazepines can damage a person’s physical health, psychological stability, and socioeconomic wellbeing. Xanax abuse can lead a person to engage in dangerous behaviors, act violently or aggressively, and experience blackouts or memory loss. Also, being incapable of accessing Xanax after a person has become dependent upon this drug can trigger psychotic episodes. Many people abuse Xanax in combination with other drugs, including heroin, and cocaine. This increases their risk of experiencing negative outcomes because of the ways that these dangerous drugs can interact with each other. As is the case with many other forms of substance abuse and addiction, abusing or becoming dependent upon Xanax can jeopardize an individual’s academic progress, occupational performance, and ability to develop and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. Continued untreated Xanax abuse may result in family discord, job loss, unemployment, arrest, and incarceration. Becoming a social outcast, experiencing financial ruin, and even being forced to live on the streets are not uncommon experiences among people who do not receive proper rehab for substance use disorders involving Xanax, alprazolam, other benzodiazepines, and other prescription medications. Fortunately, there are rehab centers that are able to provide comprehensive treatment for an addiction to Xanax.
Types of Treatment Offered at Mirror Lake Recovery Center
Mirror Lake has been providing transformative rehab that has changed the lives of men and women who had been battling addiction. Located in Burns, Tennessee and situated on 75 peaceful acres of land, Mirror Lake is one of the oldest rehab centers in the state, and has become known as a provider of high quality addiction treatment.
The tranquil setting in which rehab occurs at Mirror Lake is highly conducive to the recovery process, and we utilize only the most effective methods of treatment to treat our clients. The foundation of our rehab is the 12-Step philosophy, and we strive to help each person who is entrusted into our care to achieve a truly sober life, free from the grips of an addiction to Xanax. With the help of our staff of dedicated and credentialed professionals, which includes an addictionologist, a psychiatrist, therapists, case managers, nurses, and clinical technicians, men and women who choose to heal at Mirror Lake become empowered to live healthier and happier lives, free from the chains of addiction.
With a license to operate as a sub-acute hospital, we are equipped to care for individuals with complicated medical histories and offer. Our 146-bed center offers a three-phase treatment program that includes detox, residential, and partial hospitalization programming. Depending on the individual needs of our clients, the following are among the elements that may be included into a client’s customized rehab plan while participating in treatment at our center:
Medically monitored detoxification: When clients come to Mirror Lake addicted to certain substances, such as Xanax, they may require detox prior to engaging in our residential programming. When this is the case, men and women benefit from our medical staff’s expertise during the process of withdrawal by receiving the treatment they need as their bodies are cleared of the harmful substances that cause their addictions. Mirror Lake employs various protocols for delivering detox services, and the particular protocol used will be dependent upon the type of addiction that a client is battling.
Medication management services: While in detox, clients may receive daily medication management services. Monitored by our psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and nurses, these services are also available on an as-needed basis to clients in our residential programming when medication is deemed necessary to manage the symptoms of an addiction to Xanax and/or a mental illness.
Individual therapy: Intended to be intensive and brief, individual therapy sessions are scheduled for each patient on a weekly basis. Our expertly trained counselors work with clients one-on-one and assist them in establishing short-term rehab goals, solving problems, and processing their addictions to substances such as Xanax. Additionally, if a client was seeing a counselor prior to admission, that counselor can participate in these sessions with the client’s consent.
Family therapy: In order to help clients repair and restructure their relationships with their loved ones, our center facilitates family therapy sessions on a weekly basis. These sessions take place at our rehab center in Burns, Tennessee, and are led by our dedicated counselors and allow our clients, their family members, and other loved ones to heal together. By including these sessions as part of our care, we help our clients and those closest to them to move forward in a healthy and unified manner.
Family Program: Every Sunday, Mirror Lake is pleased to provide invaluable care and support to those in our clients’ primary support networks through our Family Program. This program, which allows family members and other loved ones to partake in therapeutic activities that emphasize family recovery, includes the following treatment methods:
- Lecture series
- Video tapes
- Experiential exercises and conjoint groups
- Shared meals
- 12-Step based meetings
- Non-denominational worship services
Group therapy: At Mirror Lake, we believe that there is much to be gained when men and women are able to support one another in a constructive and safe environment. Group therapy sessions provide forums in which clients are able to support and learn from one another, and are an important facet of the rehab we offer for an addiction to Xanax. The following are among the variety of groups that may be provided during an individual’s time in treatment at Mirror Lake:
- Relapse prevention
- Gender-specific groups
- Living in Balance
- Recovery principles
Experiential therapy: We believe that a holistic approach is the best method for treating individuals who are battling an addiction to Xanax. Part of our holistic approach includes the use of experiential therapies in our programming. The following types of experiential therapy may be included in a client’s personalized rehab plan:
- Art therapy
ReNew Program: Our faith-based program, ReNew, is for those men and women who would like to have their faith incorporated into their treatment. This program is available to any Mirror Lake client, and allows participants to strengthen their faith through the following activities:
- Daily journaling
- Daily worship and prayer
- 12-Step meetings
- Meeting with chaplains
- Celebrate recovery meetings
- Bible study using Life Recovery Bible and workbook
During the admissions process, our staff will determine which of the above treatment methods will benefit you most, and will help you to meet your needs and goals. Throughout your time at our rehab center, treatment methods can be added if they will enhance your recovery process.
When you complete treatment at our rehab center, our dedicated staff will provide you with a detailed discharge plan that will outline the resources and additional treatment recommendations that will help you continue to be successful in your recovery from an addiction to Xanax. We want nothing more than to see our clients reach their treatment goals, and we a concerted effort to ensure that you will continue your recovery success long after leaving our rehab center.
At Mirror Lake, a new life, free from the grips of addiction, is on the horizon. To learn more about how we can help you or someone you care about, call us today.