Wilmington Treatment Center helps adults struggling with Xanax addiction find long-term recovery. Located in North Carolina, Wilmington is the premier rehab for Xanax addiction treatment.
Learn More About Xanax Abuse Recovery at Wilmington Treatment Center
While the prescription drug Xanax is able to help people who are battling the symptoms of anxiety disorders, this medication is also one that is frequently abused by individuals for recreational purposes. Even for those who are prescribed Xanax for the treatment of a mental health condition, the misuse of this drug can render a number of harmful consequences that can derail a person’s life. As with most prescription medications, Xanax does come with side effects, and, when this substance is abused, such side effects can become more apparent and lead to a whole host of mounting physical and mental health concerns. However, with effective treatment, an addiction to Xanax can be stopped.
Wilmington Treatment Center, a renowned addiction treatment provider, has been helping men and women defeat addictions to Xanax and other substances for over 30 years. With a staff of expertly trained professionals and interventions designed to get to the root of each patient’s addiction, those who come to this center are able to untangle themselves from the web of substance abuse and live lives free from addictions to Xanax and other drugs.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment For Xanax Abuse
Whether you have just learned of your loved one’s addiction to Xanax or have been aware of it for some time, you, as a concerned friend or family member, are likely struggling with a number of emotions regarding your loved one’s substance abuse problem. However, as someone in your loved one’s inner circle, there are a number of things that you can do to play a positive role in your loved one’s life that can help him or her get the treatment that he or she needs:
- Learn about Xanax and what it means to be addicted to this prescription medication.
- Become aware of the effects of Xanax abuse, and familiarize yourself with the symptoms of overdose so that you can be prepared to help your loved one should he or she experience complications as a result of his or her abuse of this drug.
- Have an open conversation with your loved one and try not to be combative or judgmental. Listen to what your loved one has to say, and communicate the need for treatment.
- Conduct a search for treatment centers that are able to help individuals battling an addiction to Xanax. Locating specialized programming that is effective in treating this form of substance abuse can render more positive results for your loved one.
- Share your research with your loved one and suggest that he or she contact a provider to schedule an intake for admission.
- Do what you can to make your loved one’s transition into treatment one that is smooth. You can arrange for transportation, help with packing, or take care of other incidentals that could cause stress for your loved one as he or she prepares to enter treatment.
- Try to remain a source of support for the duration of your loved one’s care. You can contact him or her via the phone, attend family sessions, or show up for any visiting opportunities that your loved one’s center offers.
Lastly, it is important to prepare yourself for how you can best support your loved one once he or she has completed treatment. You can consult with your loved one’s treatment providers to learn about his or her discharge plan, or you can directly ask your loved one what he or she is needing from you so that he or she can remain successful in maintaining his or her sobriety.
Why Consider Rehab for Xanax Abuse at Wilmington Treatment Center
Similar to other addictions, an addiction to Xanax can impact an individual’s life in profoundly negative ways. Long-standing Xanax abuse can cause a person to place the abuse of this medication over things that were once important in order to continue the misuse of this drug. Familial relationships, one’s marriage, and other interpersonal connections can become damaged and eventually result in divorce and social isolation if treatment is not sought. Additionally, when an individual abuses Xanax, he or she may be unable to perform well at work, which can cause the person to lose his or her job and experience financial problems. Furthermore, the health concerns that can emerge due to the abuse of this medication can include irreversible damage that can shorten an individual’s life. Any existing mental health symptoms can also become worse, and, for some, new symptoms of other conditions can become apparent and impact a person’s life as well. What is important to know, however, is that these adversities can be avoided all together. By engaging in a treatment program, those addicted to Xanax can drastically improve their lives by ending this form of substance abuse.
Types of Treatment Offered at Wilmington Treatment Center for Xanax Abuse
Situated along the Atlantic coast in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wilmington Treatment Center is where men and women come to receive the restorative care that they need to live healthier, joyful, and more productive lives free from the constraints of addiction. Since 1984, Wilmington has been able to help thousands of individuals win the war against substance abuse and chemical dependency, and we believe that we can help you or your loved one achieve the same goal.
Our 139-bed center is licensed as a hospital and employs a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping patients as they navigate the road to recovery. The programming at our rehab employs the most advanced and effective treatment protocols, and we have structured our treatment so that patients can receive a full spectrum of services under one roof. In choosing our center to recover from an addiction to Xanax, the following types of treatment are among those available to you so that you can learn to make the changes needed to achieve your each one of your recovery goals:
Inpatient detoxification: Long-term abuse of certain substances, such as Xanax, can cause a person’s body to become dependent on them. When this is the case, detox services become an important step in the recovery process. Our inpatient detoxification is medically monitored and allows patients to have their bodies cleared of their substances of abuse so that they are able to effectively participate in our rehabilitation programming.
Individual therapy: Wilmington patients are assigned a primary counselor upon admission to our center, and will be able to meet with this staff member as requested by the patient or as recommended by our team. We believe that those looking to defeat an addiction to Xanax can greatly benefit from one-on-one time with a counselor, as these meetings can be a time to process feelings and emotions, set present and future goals, and talk through any experienced had while in our care.
Group therapy: Those who are battling an addiction to Xanax often suffer through their addiction alone. At Wilmington Treatment Center, however, patients are part of a community that is united in the front against substance abuse and addiction. Group therapy sessions, where men and women truly feel that sense of community, are integral to the care we offer at our center. The following group therapy opportunities, which are offered daily in the mornings and afternoons, are but a few examples of those we make available to our patients:
- Life Stages Groups, which cover specific topics centered around the needs of young adults, middle adults, and those chosen by the patients themselves
- Discharge planning group
- Women’s group
- Chronic pain group
- Understanding relapse group
- Process group
- Community meetings
- 12-Step groups
- Men’s group
Recreational Therapy Program: Living a sober life, free from the grips of a Xanax addiction, means much more than just abstaining from substance abuse. For many individuals working on their recovery, sobriety also means discovering new leisure activities and enjoying them in a manner that does not involve the use of Xanax or other substances. In order to expose our patients to substance-free fun, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Recreational Therapy Program that allows patients to participate activities and hobbies that help men and women hold true to their treatment goals.
Recreation time: At Wilmington, participation in psychical, social, recreational, cultural, and health maintenance activities is an important part of our patient’s day-to-day life at our center. Monday through Friday, we designate 90 minutes of recreation time, during which patients can take part in the following:
- Bocce ball
- Art therapy
- Board games
- Air hockey
- Arts and crafts
- Ping pong
- Foundations training
- Therapy outings
- Coloring pages
- Working on your Step 1
- Recovery Bible study
- Run/walk fitness trail
- Big Book Study
Family therapy: If it is deemed necessary for a patient’s care, family members, loved ones, and our patients can have scheduled family sessions with our licensed marriage and family therapist. Recognizing that an addiction to Xanax has the ability to affect those closest to our patients, these sessions can be used as a time to repair the damage addiction has caused and can be the setting in which bonds can be reestablished in a healthy and constructive manner.
Family Program: In an effort to provide education and support to the family members and loved ones in our patients’ lives, Wilmington is pleased to offer a Family Program. Offered each Saturday and Sunday, this program allows individuals in our patients’ primary support networks to come together to share their stories, learn about resources available to them, and receive the care they need to help the person they care about successfully recover from an addiction to Xanax. Our rehab also offers a more intensive Family Program that covers the same material and offers the same level of support, though that programming is offered on the first Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each month.
Operation Recovery: A unique treatment track offered at our center, Operation Recovery is a specialized treatment option designed to meet the specific addiction treatment needs of military service members and first responders. This track utilizes the Seeking Safety Model for treating trauma, and includes a variety of treatment methods, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Coordination of care between medical and clinical staff
- Introduction to the 12-Steps and Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings with military staff from local bases
- Monthly presentations led by Military One Source and the local Veterans Association
- Family involvement
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy through Wilmington’s Combat Related PTSD Program
- Command involvement (when consent is granted)
- Group sessions with active duty and/or retired military personnel
During the treatment planning process, the above methods of care can be added to a patient’s personalized treatment plan. Our staff works closely with those who choose to heal and recover at Wilmington to determine the types of the treatment will be best suited to meet patients’ individual needs. Should a patient’s needs change, his or her treatment plan can also be revised in order to help the person as he or she works towards achieving new goals.
Following completion of our inpatient rehabilitation program, patients can then step down to our partial hospitalization level of care, and then intensive outpatient treatment so that they can continue to work towards living the recovered and sober lives they deserve to be living.
If you or your loved one would like to learn more about Wilmington Treatment Center’s transformative treatment and how we can help you or a person you care about to leave an addiction to Xanax in the past, please contact our rehab to gather more information. Our staff is happy to speak with you and can help you determine if our center is the perfect place to have your or your loved one’s addiction treatment needs met.
“Wilmington is an amazing place to receive treatment and go through recovery from this deadly disease of addiction. Honestly, I would probably still be addicted to pills if I'd done anything differently.”
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