Xanax Withdrawal Timeline

Authored by Granite Recovery Centers    Reviewed by James Gamache    Last Updated: December 15th, 2021

James Gamache Medical Reviewer
Jim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Licensed Masters Level Addictions Counselor (MLADC). He has been working in the field of mental health/addiction treatment since 1995. Jim earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Springfield College in 2000, and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University in 2002. In 2002 Jim was hired by the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester holding the position of Clinical Case Manager. From 2004-2019, Jim was employed at WestBridge Inc. During his time at WestBridge, Jim held the following positions; Clinician, Team Leader, Director, & Chief Operations Officer. In 2019 Jim transitioned employment to GateHouse Treatment Center as the Clinical Director for 10 months. In October of 2020 Jim transitioned to Granite Recovery Centers and is currently serving as the Senior VP of Clinical Services and Quality Assurance.

Withdrawing from a drug can be a scary experience. The professionals at Granite Recovery Centers can help with Xanax withdrawal treatment in New Hampshire. Below is more information on the Xanax withdrawal timeline. If you or someone you love will be withdrawing from taking Xanax, knowing what to expect can make the experience less scary.


Xanax Withdrawal Timeline

There are a variety of Xanax withdrawal symptoms. A client may experience seizures, body tremors, mood swings, feelings of nervousness, heart rate increasing, vomiting, lack of sleep, and feeling nauseous.

After the 3rd day of withdrawal, other symptoms arise. These symptoms are irritability, withdrawal, depression, racing thoughts, and having a hard time sleeping. This stage of withdrawal usually lasts from 4 to 7 days long. This ends the first week of Xanax withdrawal.

Symptoms can last around a week. Symptoms for week two are anxiety, cravings, mood swings, and depression. At week three, the client may experience anxiety, agitation, irritability, and a decrease in cravings. By week four, clients may still have anxiety and depression. However, they will sleep better and feel more energized.


How Long Are Xanax Withdrawals?

The Xanax withdrawal timeline usually lasts around a month. Some clients experience what is called post-acute withdrawal syndrome, also known as PAWS, which can last anywhere between 3 and 6 months after the client has stopped using Xanax.


Granite Recovery Centers

We treat all adults ages 18 years and up, in and around New England, mostly in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We offer a variety of programs for our clients, including:

We also provide unique services to meet the individual needs of our wonderful clients, such as:

Our superior quality of treatment is well above other treatment facilities. We have a wonderful reputation for addiction treatment. Also, we provide all levels of care from detox to residential treatment, to sober living.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Xanax withdrawal treatment in New Hampshire or any other treatment programs we offer. We are here to help you get back on your feet and live a sober life.


Xanax Withdrawal Timeline

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