A lifetime of medication dependency doesn’t eliminate symptoms but strengthens them, while minimizing you.
Safe, supervised medication withdrawal is essential. Withdrawing from prescribed medications, unsupported, is often a more formidable challenge than doing the same for recreational drugs or alcohol. Our proprietary programs rebuild deficient neurochemical pathways using naturally occurring substances, targeted to address imbalances, without the side effects that commonly come with medications. These and other supporting factors help make medication withdrawal uncomplicated. In most cases, our clients feel better during the withdrawal process than they did while on medication.
He’s attracted to sedatives. She succumbs to stimulants. How does a “drug of choice” happen and do we have a say in the matter?
There are often biological contributors as to why a person is pulled to a certain substance over another. A hypoglycemic may be drawn to alcohol as it is a liquid sugar. A person that is dopamine compromised or has hypothyroidism can be easily lured to stimulants. Someone afflicted with anxiety, rooted in neurotoxic poisoning from excitotoxins, may be drawn to sedatives. An endorphin deficient person may find that opiates provide comfort, temporarily. These and an entire host of other reasons form what we call an addictive biochemistry, unique to each individual. By discovering and demonstrating this phenomenon, drug cravings that come from addiction can be largely thwarted. It is through the identification of addictive biochemistry and behavioral changes that have earned us a successful track record in helping chronic relapsers end their cycle of addiction and experience a drug-free life.
Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects
Symptoms and side effects are clues to deeper, underlying problems revealing a larger world of contributors that can be corrected here.
When people use medication to treat their symptoms, it’s like turning off a fire-alarm instead of putting out the fire. The damage may still be occurring and, when left unattended, can result in devastation later. While medications may have their place, mainstream health practitioners often prescribe medication as the only solution. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Alternative to Meds Center goes well beyond this narrow approach by looking to the sources of symptoms including medical reasons, nutritional deficiencies, genetic contributors, lifestyle factors, and the effects of a toxic body burden inherited from our environment. Find more about the types of symptoms and side effects we treat.
Our Approach Is Different than What Traditional Drug Rehabs Offer
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With more than a decade of research and experience in patient care in our residential Center, we have deep insights as to what does and does not work. Through a compilation of time-tested, basic principles and guidelines, our eBook effectively addresses those who may not be ready or able to come to the Center. We realize there is no uniform standard for medication withdrawal and neurochemistry which is why our treatment programs are designed and engaged to each individual as such. Please download our eBook.
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Alternative to Meds Center is in the Spiritual Mecca of Sedona, Arizona
Sedona is a world-class destination for all things healing, making it ideal for nurturing mental health and discovering new ways of living well.
Most everyone in Sedona was drawn here to facilitate a deeper, multi-layered, restorative experience. The culture itself provides a healing container away from the normal bustle of our otherwise distracted world. The beauty of the land and the rock formations create a sense of wonder capable of reawakening our natural healing master within.
Rather than limit ourselves to an estate home with an indoor gym, we chose this environment because it stands as its own miracle. Walt Disney had originally planned to locate Disneyland here. Thankfully, he was denied the ability. The magic of what made this his first choice becomes apparent as soon as you find yourself hiking on the red rocks, swimming in the various streams, or simply viewing this magnificent creation over dinner.