Success with Benzos, Opiates and Bipolar Disorder
( Lithium, Prozac, Abilify, Lexapro, Trazodone, Risperidal, Lorazepam, Clonazepam )
I had been struggling with opiate and benzodiazepine addiction for over 5 years. At 23 I also had been diagnosed with Bi-polar, Clinical Depression, Mania, PTSD and Panic disorder. I had been prescribed everything marketed for these mental disorders, including lithium, Prozac, Abilify, Lexapro, trazodone, Risperdal, lorazepam and clonazepam. I was overmedicated and misdiagnosed. I could not work, socialize perform normal day to day tasks and isolated myself constantly. As you would deduct from this situation I was a classic case of dual diagnosis
When I walked into ATMC I was suicidal and had lost my will to live, my life had subsided into a sad pattern of heroin abuse and alcoholism, I needed help. ATMC gave me an opportunity to believe that I did not have to be on Psych medication to get down to the bottom of my pain, which was an idea that I never even considered a possibility. I had a chance to express myself freely, take care of my body, educate myself on holistic healing, find myself spiritually and ultimately stay sober. I am writing this 3 months clean and sober, 2 months medication free and ecstatic to finally blossom into a happy, healthy young woman.