When you stop using Xanax, your body becomes convinced it is dying. Dependency convinces your body that it needs Xanax as much as it needs food or water. So the body revolts against the decision to stop using. This causes a difficult process caused detox. You’ll feel symptoms of withdrawal for a few days until Xanax is gone from your body. Once it’s gone, getting sober will be easier—but not easy.
- Some symptoms of detox include:
- Intense depression, anxiety, or feelings of hopelessness.
- Changes in your thought process; you might not be able to think clearly.
- Thinking you will never survive without Xanax.
- Nightmares, trouble sleeping, or excessive sleeping.
- Gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting.
- Sweating, shaking, and rapid swings in body temperature.
- Feeling ill, and being more vulnerable to infections and illnesses.
These symptoms deter many addicts from continuing with the detox process. This is just one of the many ways addiction tricks you into continuing to use. Don’t fall for addiction’s lies. You can get through detox.
Detox can be painful, but it is not dangerous if you are otherwise healthy. Even if you’re not, medical detox can support you through the detox process, protecting you from withdrawal syndromes, dehydration, and other risks associated with detox.
Detox Can Help
Addiction is a deep disorder of the brain and body. It’s also a vicious cycle that works like this: people with an addiction usually have genetic, brain chemistry, another difference that makes them more vulnerable to addiction. That’s why addiction tends to run in families. The process of addiction intensifies these differences by altering brain chemistry and gene expression.
One chemical that helps explain this phenomenon is a coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). You might not think much about NAD, but it plays a key role in every cell of your body, by supporting reactions at the cellular level. Without adequate levels of NAD, your cells and your body can’t function correctly.
NAD is linked to healthier neurotransmitter levels. Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that help send signals. They play key roles in virtually everything the brain does, and low neurotransmitter levels can cause depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating, chronic pain, and much more. NAD supports your body to remain healthy as it navigates the difficult detox journey. It can reduce the symptoms of withdrawal, make withdrawal shorter, and even support you to remain sober without relapsing.
If you’re ready to begin your recovery journey, we’re ready to help. Let us show you how our program can help you detox from Xanax Life doesn’t have to be an endless struggle. We can show you a path out of the darkness. Call us today to get started creating your new life!