How to Quit Xanax Long-Term
If you want to quit Xanax long-term, there are several steps you need to take – the first step (which is often the most difficult) is admitting to yourself and to your loved ones that professional help has become a necessity. Once you admit that you need help the rest of the early recovery experience should be smooth sailing – simply find a medical detox or appropriate treatment program, give them a call and set up a date and time for your intake. If you have any questions regarding how to get started on your personal journey of recovery, give us a call today.
Successfully Avoiding Relapse
Avoiding relapse does not come naturally – you won’t be “cured” of your desire to use Xanax simply because you underwent medical detox and a program of clinical care. In order to avoid relapse long-term, you will need to stick to a solid program of aftercare which typically includes the following:
- Stay heavily involved in a 12-step program, attending at least one meeting every day and working through the steps with a sponsor as soon as possible.
- Develop a positive and healthy network of sober supports. It will be impossible to navigate Xanax addiction recovery on your own – you need a group of positive people who support your sobriety to be there for you when you need a shoulder to lean on.
- Stay involved in individual therapy, and group therapy if necessary. This might look like attending an outpatient treatment program or intensive outpatient program after you complete residential treatment, and meeting with an individual therapist at least once a week.
- Remember to keep up with medication. If you suffer from a dual diagnosis disorder, make sure you are regularly meeting with a license psychiatrist.
- Avoid triggering situations and do your best to avoid The toxic people in your life. This includes people that you used to use Xanax with, or people that do not understand or support your sobriety.
If you work hard, you can stay sober – bottom line. But it won’t be possible without help!