Bupropion Addiction

Bupropion Addiction

We are aware of other solutions At Alternative to Meds Center that are better than living your life dependent on Bupropion, struggling with Bupropion Addiction. 


Bupropion is a generic name for brand name antidepressant Wellbutrin, it is a powerful stimulant to the central nervous system and may have a high potential for dependence and abuse, leaving many users with a need for Bupropion Addiction help after long-term use. This drug works on the spinal cord and the brain directly by causing interference with normal neurotransmissions. Neurotransmitters are naturally produced chemical substances created in the nerve cells used to communicate to each other and receive or send messages to regulate and influence our thinking and the other systems of the body. Bupropion mainly affects a neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Our drug treatment program addresses neurotransmitters that have been affected by prescription medications or other drugs.

Dopamine is a part of the natural reward system. In example, feeling good when doing a good job, feeling pleasure from family or other social interactions, feeling that our lives have purpose and feeling content, all rely on transmission of dopamine. When a synthetic drug, such as Wellbutrin, is affecting the Dopamine and using it all up, there is a high risk for Bupropion dependence. It is produced and prescribed legally in the form of capsules and pills by psychiatrists and medical doctors or family physicians. However, when a person decides they want to come off of it and encounters Bupropion withdrawal, or starts to notice that they feel like they need to take more of the medication to obtain the initially acquired effect, they may be tolerant and physically dependent to it. At this point, many people need to go through some form of Bupropion rehab to completely recover from their physical dependence to the drug, read more about Bupropion alternatives.

Many individuals feel safer if they are dependent on a medication which their doctor has given to them, making it much harder to realize, recognize and confront Bupropion addictive behaviors, and making it much easier to be in denial about their growing problem. All drugs that are addictive seem to have two commonalities: they initially produce a pleasurable effect, which is followed by an unpleasant rebound effect. Wellbutrin, through its stimulating effects, produces positive feelings, but leaves the person feeling depressed later. This is likely because it suppresses normal dopamine production, creating chemical imbalance. Physically, the user demands more use of the medication to feel normal. This cycle of pleasure and tension often leads to losing control over the drug and physical addiction. Our cessation program can help effectively decrease withdrawal, as well as address the reasons why a person started taking this medication in the first place with Bupropion addiction help.

Antidepressant addiction can take over a person’s life. It short-circuits the person’s system of survival by producing artificial stimulation in the reward center, the pleasure areas of the brain. This can lead to an increased confidence in the drug and a decreased confidence in life’s normal rewards. This occurs physically at first, but then usually begins affecting the user psychologically as well. This results in a decreasing interest in other parts of life, but interest and reliance on Bupropion dependence increases. Bupropion withdrawal is also an aspect of this addiction, the severity of the symptoms and length of the withdrawal can vary with how much damage has been done to the natural reward system from drug use. Some most common symptoms include: extreme irritability, drug craving, energy loss, fearfulness, depression, paranoia, difficulty sleeping, shaking, sweating, nausea, hyperventilation, increased appetite, weight gain, and palpitations. Bupropion rehab helps to greatly diminish uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal.

People are usually first put on antidepressant drugs prior to there being any substantial amount of effort to try to find out why they are feeling depressed or suffering other symptoms. For many people, it is following an event that is emotionally traumatic for them, but then years later they still take the drug and suffer from withdrawal if they try to get off of it. Alternative to Meds Center’s drug treatment program provides medical supervision to help people decrease their dependence upon psychiatric drugs, other drugs or alcohol. We focus on discovering what the real medical causes are for why a person is depressed.

Our antidepressant addiction help program employs lab testing to identify these potential causes, use of natural substances to stabilize neurochemistry, and cessation to remove the built up neurotoxins that may have been contributed to the persons original symptoms. To combat depression while the person is decreasing their medication dependency, targeted nutritional therapy, medication withdrawal techniques, massage therapy, yoga, peer support, exercise, personal training and several other therapies are provided.


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