I am a 55 year-old recovered alcoholic (10 yrs.) and drug addict (20 years). However, I have realized recently that I have become addicted to Xanax. (Prescribed and monitored by my psychiatrist.) I'm supposed to take 1-3 mg. as needed. This was fine until recently. Now I take between 3-5 mg. a day. They are becoming less and less effective and I can't function without them.
I'm wondering how long it will take to detox? I don't want to gradually wean because I'm afraid I won't be able to function in my job. I would like to just go somewhere and get it overwith. So here's what I'm wondering:
Hospital for a long weekend and then right back to work?
Drug treatment facility (inpatient) for up to 2 weeks?
Above but for 30 days?
If anyone has been through this or if a doctor is out there I would be grateful for any information you can give me. I'm a wreck and have to keep taking Xanax to function. That would be funny if it wasn't so tragic!View Thread