Can I continue to take Xanax while I get rehab for Heroin?

Are they going to let me keep my Xanax while in rehab for heroin? I know I need my Xanax for my mental health. Xanax has never been the problem, I just need help with my heroin addiction...

asked 24 May '12, 16:22

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Prescription Drugs

Xanax, like many psychoactive drugs, is available by prescription only.


Heroin Rehab

Like all drug and alcohol rehab programs, rules and regulations are set during heroin rehab to create a healthy environment suitable for successful recovery.



Xanax is a benzodiazepine use to treat anxiety, restlessness, panic attacks, some withdrawal symptoms, and other mental health issues.



Diacetylmorphine, or heroin, is an opiate analgesic derived from the opium poppy.



Xanax is a brand name for Alprazolam, a short-acting anxiolytic.

Whenever a client enters a detox or rehab program the staff does a complete work-up on them. All aspects of the client's health are studied and taken into consideration. If the client has a legal prescription they need to let the staff know immediately so they can discuss their treatment program with the client's personal doctor. They will decide, together with the personal physician, whether there is any reason to discontinue the prescription while the client is in treatment. Detox and rehab facilities often use drugs to help minimize withdrawal symptoms for their clients. If these drugs would interact badly with a standing prescription, that information will be considered when the course of treatment is planned.


answered 23 Oct '12, 18:16

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