Xanax is prescribed to people across the country every day. Also known as Alprazolam, Xanax gives users relief from anxiety. Unfortunately, when taken for extended periods of time, Xanax can be addictive. Xanax addiction is increasingly common. Red Oak Recovery® is here to provide holistic drug addiction treatment for Xanax rehab and recovery.

If you or a young man in your life is struggling with Xanax or other benzos, call Red Oak Recovery® today. Our holistic treatment program helps young men ages 18-30 recover from Xanax and other substances in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Call us now at 828.382.9699 to learn more about our addiction treatment programs and how we can help you recover from Xanax or other benzos.

What Is Xanax?a man sits on the couch as he talks to a therapist at a xanax addiction treatment program

Xanax is a type of benzodiazepine. Often called benzos for short, benzodiazepines alter a person’s brain chemistry. While there are several types of benzos used to treat symptoms ranging from insomnia and anxiety to seizures, they all increase GABA levels in the brain. GABA is a naturally occurring chemical that promotes calming and helps us fall asleep at night. Xanax floods the brain with high levels of GABA, reducing anxiety and assisting people in sleeping. While this can provide immediate relief, major health problems can arise when taken over extended periods.

Dangers of Long-Term Xanax Use

Generally, doctors prescribe benzos like Xanax for short-term relief of symptoms. Many people take Xanax before air travel or after stressful life events. When a person takes benzos over a long time, their brain begins to change. The high levels of GABA and dopamine change how a person perceives the outer world. Xanax slows down the brain and nervous system while promoting sleep and calm. This can cause confusion, trouble with language, and difficulty understanding objects and other people.

When a person stops taking Xanax, they may experience a temporary return and worsening of their initial symptoms. This can cause anxiety attacks and insomnia. It can be dangerous to detox from Xanax at home because it changes how people perceive space and communicate. Someone may have trouble asking for help or voicing their needs during detox. In addition, some people may experience symptoms such as seizures or hallucinations, which can be deadly without professional support. It can be hard to prevent relapse when detoxing at home like other drugs.

Xanax Rehab That Makes a Difference in Asheville, North Carolina

At Red Oak Recovery®, we provide comprehensive support for young men recovering from Xanax and other benzos. Our programs focus on eco-therapy. This means we pair experiential and clinical therapy to create a holistic approach to healing. With wilderness therapy, yoga, and other experiential therapies, clients at Red Oak Recovery® build resilience, heal past trauma, and move towards healthy, sober futures.

Our programs include:

  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Eco-therapy
  • Clinician-led recovery
  • Trauma therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy

At Red Oak Recovery®, our clients disconnect from their busy lives and reconnect with the natural world. Wilderness and experiential therapies reduce stress, increase mind-body awareness, and help people in recovery establish healthy routines. Our programs focus on assisting young men in connecting to themselves and reconnecting with their loved ones, building healthier support networks at home. In beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, clients find themselves in an ideal location for long-term recovery.

Start Addiction Treatment at Red Oak Recovery® Today!

Don’t let Xanax addiction keep you from life. If you or a man in your life is struggling with Xanax or other benzos, call Red Oak Recovery® now. Learn how holistic, clinician-led therapy programs can help you. Reach our staff at 828.382.9699 to learn why Red Oak Recovery® is the right option for you.