Xanax Withdrawal at Seasons Bali

Xanax withdrawal is very specific and symptoms may vary in severity and duration depending on the client. Usually these are both psychologically uncomfortable and potentially life threatening.

Accurate assessment by our capable medical team determines if our clients require a medicated period of detoxification. This will depend on the individual’s circumstances and symptoms are always closely monitored by our skilled clinical and medical staff and treated accordingly.

Our team are highly experienced in providing safe and effective Xanax detox programs. They aim to keep clients as comfortable and supported as possible so they can participate in the program.

Evidence Based Xanax Addiction Treatment at Seasons Bali

The Seasons Bali program is internationally acclaimed and our staff are experienced in treating people addicted to Xanax. We recommend that clients, especially those with a long withdrawal period stay in residential treatment for the full 90 days. However, we also run the program for 30 days and 60 days.

At every stage of the process, clients are monitored, evaluated and their successes acknowledged. This really helps our staff to respond to what is going on for the clients and helps to instil an ever growing sense of self-esteem and a new found confidence.

The Primary Program is fully supervised 24 hours a day by a team of professional staff who want nothing more than to assist clients in their treatment goals. All of our case managers are in recovery creating a nurturing environment where real transformation is not only possible but tangible. They are great examples to clients entering our program who have given up hope that things can ever change.

Seasons Bali provides the ideal environment to work through a program of recovery from Xanax addiction. This is further supported by our beautiful facility which provides a high level of comfort. All your housekeeping needs are taken care of by our domestic team and delicious healthy meals are served daily by our chef.

Our location in Bali offers both tranquillity and endless opportunities for exciting weekend excursions. Seasons Bali is the best place in the world to start a new way of life, free from Xanax addiction.

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History of Xanax

Alprazolam was introduced under its trade name, Xanax, in 1971 and immediately gained huge popularity amongst the medical profession who saw it as a safer alternative to barbiturates. However, during the 1980’s and 1990’s the use of this and other benzodiazepines became increasingly controversial as concerns about overprescribing and their potential for abuse and dependence mounted. Xanax and other benzodiazepines such as Valium are still widely prescribed today. Addiction to these drugs is a big problem.

What are the Effects of Addiction to Xanax?

Xanax is a highly addictive drug which means that it (and others in the benzodiazepine class) create the phenomenon of tolerance which essentially means that over time, more of the drug is required to create the same effect.

According to National Institutes of Health this drug should not be taken for more than 4 months but reports vary on how long it takes for addiction to develop.

Every addict’s path into addiction varies. This is a complex disease with many underlying layers which coupled together with trauma, abuse, depression and anxiety make it difficult to diagnose and treat without effective residential care.


  • Changes in the brain chemistry – short term
  • Changes in the structure and function of the brain – long term
  • Neglecting personal hygiene
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Unhealthy eating habits/malnutrition
  • Cravings
  • Tolerance


  • Pronounced problems with memory and concentration
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Triggers
  • Compulsion
  • Obsession
  • Lying to yourself/denial


  • Apathy /Exhaustion
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Memory loss
  • Mood Swings
  • Paranoia
  • Fear
  • Psychosis
  • Loneliness


  • Potential increase in risky behaviour
  • Financial problems
  • Sexual problems
  • Lack of interest in activities once enjoyed
  • Lack of interest in work/school
  • Lack of interest and ability in maintain relationships/friendships
  • Damaged relationships with family members
  • Isolation
  • Lying to others


  • Damaged self-esteem and self-worth
  • Damaged relationship with self
  • Lack of interest in life
  • Needing to take the drug before carrying out the daily activities of life
  • Continuing to take the substance despite negative consequences

The signs and symptoms of Xanax addiction get progressively worse over time and there will be no resolution until effective addiction treatment and aftercare are sought.

Xanax Withdrawal

This is a particularly nasty drug to withdraw from and it is not advisable to do this without medical supervision because life threatening seizures can occur.

Some of the side effects of withdrawal from Xanax include but are not limited to:

  • Agitation
  • Hostility
  • Seizures
  • Loss of bladder control / urine retention
  • Tremors

The Two Stages of Withdrawal – Acute and Post-Acute

There are potentially two stages of the withdrawal from Xanax addiction. The first stage has immediate acute symptoms and these are usually both physical and psychological. During stage two, former users experience post-acute withdrawal symptoms or PAWS.

These refer to a number of psychological symptoms which can last for weeks or months after the user has stopped taking the drug. This is one of many reasons why residential treatment is the most effective way to treat Xanax addiction.

Post-acute withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Cravings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Lack of motivation
  • Inability to feel pleasure
  • Anger or emotional outbursts