Buspirone Vs. Xanax

a person talks to a therapist during Xanax Addiction Treatment

When considering treatment for anxiety or addiction, it’s important to understand the differences between two of the most popular medications used in treatment—buspirone and Xanax. Unfortunately, there are risks of dependence and addiction associated with both of these medications. Finding buspirone and Xanax addiction treatment can be critical in breaking the cycle of dependence and leading a healthier life.

At Northpoint Seattle, we specialize in helping people with buspirone and Xanax addiction. Our treatment program is designed to provide an individualized approach to recovery, focusing on physical, mental, and spiritual healing. We offer a variety of therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) that can help individuals identify triggers and develop effective techniques for managing their symptoms. We also provide holistic treatments such as art therapy, yoga, and nutrition counseling to supplement traditional treatment methods. Call 888.483.6031 to learn more or to get started today.

What Is BuSpar?

BuSpar (buspirone) is an antianxiety medication belonging to a class of anxiolytic drugs. It works by affecting certain brain chemicals that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. BuSpar helps relieve symptoms of anxiety, such as fear, tension, irritability, and dizziness. It can also help reduce physical symptoms such as sweating and rapid heartbeat.

Thankfully, the risk of dependence on BuSpar is relatively low—especially compared to Xanax. Doctors can use this medication as a safe way to control anxiety symptoms.

What Is Xanax?

Xanax (alprazolam) is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which work by slowing down the central nervous system. Xanax helps reduce feelings of anxiousness or fear associated with certain conditions such as panic disorder or social phobia.

The Differences Between Buspirone vs. Xanax

The primary difference between buspirone and Xanax lies in how they work on the body’s chemistry. While buspar works by affecting certain brain chemicals associated with anxiety, Xanax works by slowing down the central nervous system which can help reduce feelings of anxiousness or fear associated with certain conditions like panic disorder or social phobia. BuSpar is usually prescribed for long-term use, while Xanax is usually prescribed for short-term use due to its addictive potential when taken in higher doses over time.

The Benefits of Xanax Addiction Treatment

Xanax addiction treatment can be beneficial in helping people who have become dependent on this drug break their addictive cycle and regain control over their lives. Treatment typically includes counseling to help individuals identify triggers that lead them to abuse Xanax, as well as lifestyle changes that can help them manage their addictive behaviors more effectively in daily life situations going forward.

Outpatient Xanax Addiction Services at Northpoint Seattle

Northpoint Seattle offers outpatient services for those struggling with Xanax addiction, including:

  • Individual counseling sessions – Our experienced clinicians use evidence-based techniques to help individuals identify triggers and develop effective coping strategies.
  • Group therapy sessions – In group therapy, individuals can benefit from sharing their stories and experiences with each other.
  • Family counseling sessions – We offer family counseling to provide support and guidance to both the individual and their loved ones.
  • Dual diagnosis treatment – We understand that addiction can often be linked to underlying mental health issues, so we provide dual diagnosis treatment for those who may also struggle with a co-occurring disorder.
  • Relapse prevention planning – We help individuals create a plan to stay on track with their recovery and prevent relapse.
  • Medical intervention services – We offer medical intervention services to help individuals manage their physical and emotional symptoms related to addiction.

We are here to provide you with all the necessary tools to help you recover from your addiction successfully. Learn more and get started today by calling 888.483.6031 or contacting us online.