This is a time where there is a lot of concern surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and we know that many clients are choosing to stay home in order to avoid the virus and stop it’s spread. Social distancing is extremely important to us as we understand that it’s going to take a group effort in order to slow down the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, this is also a time when many people are turning to substances as a way to cope, and there are many others who currently need treatment. Despite the current events, there is still a need for quality treatment- MD Home Detox is continuing to provide that in the safety of the client’s home.
We wanted to make sure that you and your patients are aware of the Intervention and In-Home Detox services that we offer, and we’re available to chat if you want to learn more about this unique solution during this time. We’re dedicated to helping people begin- and continue- on the path of recovery through this outbreak. Our staff is taking all of the necessary steps to ensure our team and our clients are properly screened as we continue to provide our services. In order to do this we are doing the following:
- All Nurses & Doctors are screened & tested
- All Patients are screened
- Sanitation & cleanliness is a top priority (as it always has been).
We’ve always felt that our clients deserve to receive treatment in the privacy and safety of their own homes. During this time, we are continuing to provide our key services, which include:
- Private nurse services
- In-home detoxification
- Mental health stabilization
- Family education and counseling
If you have any questions about treatment, the precautions we’re taking, or how we can help your client that may be avoiding treatment at this time, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-888-592-7931.
Please stay safe and stay healthy.
The MD Home Detox Team
Xanax belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. It works by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced. This results in a reduction in nervous tension in other words anxiety. This increase of anxiety creates an atmosphere for Xanax addiction. Like many addictive substances, when the drug level falls below a certain threshold, Xanax addiction symptoms begin to appear and another dose must be taken to return to normal brain functionality. For anxiety, the addicted patient no longer takes the drug in response to anxiety caused by external factors, but for anxiety caused by not taking alprazolam. This is also true when Xanax is taken as a sleep aid.
Due to the increase in dosage there is also a risk in a physical dependence on the substance. This means that after time you can no longer abruptly stop use of this substance without any physical consequences or withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal symptoms from an abrupt stop after a prolonged use of Xanax are fatal.
Examples of Xanax addiction withdrawal symptoms, but are not limited to:
• Delusions and hallucinations: Initially visual and then progressing to full blown hallucinations. Patients may feel as though they are having a nervous breakdown or going crazy. Very bizarre thoughts and feelings may occur.
• Delirium: A loss of the sense of person and place. Without supervision, this symptom can be quite dangerous as inappropriate behavior results.
• Tonic clonic motor seizure activity: This is a full body, grand mal type seizure. It is a medical emergency and can be fatal if not treated promptly.