Antidepressant Addiction


At Alternative to Meds Center, we know that there are effective methods available to overcome antidepressant addiction symptoms and avoid a lifetime of antidepressant use.


The mind adapts to antidepressants in ways that challenging withdrawal side effects occur when these drugs are discontinued. Alternative to Meds Center has created unique methods of antidepressant addiction help that efficiently eliminate withdrawal symptoms and address the underlying problems that initially led to antidepressant dependence. Do you wish to see someone that you truly love, or your own self start living life in ways you know are within reach?

Do you want to get off antidepressants but withdrawal symptoms and cravings concern you?

The need for antidepressant addiction treatment is on the rise. Addiction to antidepressants can stem from a physical dependency to these medications or long term use. These drugs take depression away; most people do not want to feel depressed. Once they have been taking a drug for depression and their depression fades away, this makes many people happy and not wanting to be without these drugs. Antidepressant abuse is practically advertised as a legal version of opium; drugs that can make depression disappear and restore euphoria in life. Prescriptions drugs do not cure or fix depressive symptoms; they lessen depression while they are in your system, but if you stop taking them you are right back where you started. Alternative to Meds Center addresses addiction and withdrawal, as well as discovers and corrects the underlying causes that resulted in antidepressant addiction.  You don’t have to decide between withdrawal and staying medicated,

Are antidepressants addictive?

They can be. Some form of rehabilitation is often needed for Prozac addiction or dependence to other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors ( SNRI's ). These dependencies are real addictions, but many people do not feel the guilt of being addicted to antidepressants because a medical health care professional prescribed it to them. People can develop the same physical ( and mental ) dependency upon antidepressants such as Trazodone as a person would from using heroin. People usually require professional antidepressant addiction help and alternative mental health therapies when trying to end addiction to antidepressants such as Trazodone.

Withdrawal and cravings can be effectively eliminated.

Many people are physically and mentally dependent upon a depression medication without wanting to be, unwillingly. Other people, on the other hand, are willingly aware that they need and want to take anti-depression drugs to make them happy, they may even abuse their drugs and take more than prescribed to relieve depression. Antidepressant abuse can cause a barrage of problems including SSRI or SNRI addiction and antidepressant withdrawal. Physical dependency and addiction to these drugs are common reasons for discontinuation of use. Antidepressant medication withdrawal should not be attempted without professional antidepressant addiction recovery treatment. Many people are highly misinformed about the potentials of Cymbalta addiction, Effexor addiction, and dependency to other antidepressants. Individuals may also be misinformed about antidepressant withdrawal, and side effects of SSRIs, SNRI's and other anti-depressant drugs.

Antidepressants are not the only option for depression.

Most of the time, a person is given an antidepressant before there has been any effort into investigating why the person is depressed and exploring alternative to psychiatry approaches. Does this person just have low Serotonin and there are no other contributing factors? What about a low thyroid problem? What about an accumulative presence of environmental neurotoxins like heavy toxic metals that devastate energy metabolism? Allergies to food, which causes internal swelling that slows down metabolism, may also be a factor. Or, if the individual has a diet so poor in vitamins and nutrients, they may not be able to create what is required for proper brain health. Often we forget that the same insults of an undernourished diet that are bodies are subjected to; our brains are also subject to. And maybe the person is just involved in an unsatisfactory lifestyle, and requires a more supportive environment to make positive changes.

Using investigative methods, we discover and correct any underlying issues that are contributing to the reason why you are on antidepressants.

For many persons, an anti-depressant is prescribed during an emotionally traumatic time, but years later they are still taking the medication, and suffer antidepressant medication withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to come off of the drug. At Alternative to Meds Center’s treatment facility, we discover the medical causes of why an individual may be depressed or suffering with other symptoms. Our drug rehab program includes lab testing to identify these causes, alternative to psychiatry approaches, orthomolecular medicine, natural substances to stabilize and support the neurochemistry, cleansing of the body to remove environmentally accumulated neurotoxins, medication withdrawal techniques, peer support, massage, orthomolecular medicine, IV nutrient therapies, supplementation, personal exercise training, counseling, yoga, and alternative mental health therapies equipped to provide comfortable and effective antidepressant addiction treatment.

Do you want genuinely efficient help for an addictive biochemistry?

At Alternative to Meds Center, we find success every day. Every week, we have graduation parties to celebrate the success of participants who were previously addicted to antidepressants or other substances. Graduation attendees include friends and family, staff and other residents. Mind blowing stories are spoken about at graduations, sometimes recounting many years of suffering, with remarkable clarity. Seeing this inspires us, knowing that the participant has the tools to continue a healthy lifestyle and become an encouragement to others. You are invited to call us at the number listed on this page and talk, and find out about the kind of antidepressant addiction help which is available. The scientific approach we employ has helped thousands beat addiction and continue life without lingering problems.


Antidepressant Withdrawal Success Video

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