Xanax Withdrawal Is Not Safe to Do on Your Own
Dr. David Sack Says...
Withdrawing from Xanax on your own without medical supervision is extremely dangerous. It is one of the toughest withdrawals. A medically supervised withdrawal will be much less painful because they can give you substitute drugs temporarily during the withdrawal to lessen the symptoms. I strongly urge you to do this with medical supervision for your own safety. Please realize that withdrawal/detox alone is not treatment for addiction. You will need ongoing support. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be effective in helping you stay clean by helping you develop strategies to deal with anxiety. Also, if you have an underlying mood disorder, there may be a nonaddictive medication that can help you to lessen your risk of relapse on Xanax. A proper assessment will be important for your long-term success.
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