Lexapro Addiction

Lexapro Addiction

Once a person has become physically dependent upon Lexapro, they may develop Lexapro addiction symptoms means there will be withdrawal side effects.


Alternative to Meds Center’s addiction treatment program employs techniques of Lexapro addiction help to eliminate withdrawal effects, and simplify the process of overcoming addiction. We know other answers exist, and have seen them work, besides being medicated with antidepressant substances for a lifetime. 

Lexapro is an antidepressant most commonly used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD); dependency can form quickly and often results in an addiction to Lexapro, as well as withdrawal when the drug is discontinued. This may not be a drug that most people take with the intention of becoming addicted to however; some people become aware of their dependency within a few months of treatment.

Have you ever forgotten to take a dose, taken it late, ran out of your prescription early or reduced the dosage, and felt sick or dizzy? That is what would be described as a mild set of Lexapro withdrawal symptoms. Most people don’t think about addiction to Lexapro as they would heroin or cocaine addiction, but it’s really not all that different and once a person has experienced Lexapro side effects of withdrawal; they know what addiction is. Once a person has been on this medication for an extended amount of time; they need it to function. Since it is prescribed by a doctor and if it makes the person feel better; they continue to take it while a gradual dependency is building.

Many people report first noticing their physical and/or mental dependency upon missing their morning dosage or picking up their prescription a day or two late. Just like any other addiction, they have to have it. If they run out, they will not feel normal or happy, they will need it and they will want it.

Antidepressant addiction and withdrawal, also called “discontinuation syndrome”, are considered long term Lexapro side effects. In some ways these are side effects and in others they are more than just “side” effects. They are major effects that many individuals are not entirely aware of when starting antidepressant treatment. This antidepressant medication is not likely to be abused but it is abused in the way that individuals take it to make them feel good. Some individuals may feel a Lexapro high.

For people with depression, an antidepressant can seems like a miracle drug, except that it is not. The old adage remains true: if it seems too good to be true, the chances are that it probably is.  An antidepressant may relieve depression while you are consuming it, but it is not resolving anything. It may indeed be causing further damage.  People who have depression should be consistently and gradually making steps towards dealing with some of the underlying issues and overcoming them step by step.

Lexapro is an easy way out; it may allow you to not have to squarely deal with your depression, issues or emotions. It may numb your pain and help you to cope and there are times when that is needed. But not as a way of life. People with depression are even more vulnerable to becoming dependent on a taking a pill that takes their depression away, and again, just like any other addiction this is a vicious cycle.

After time starts to pass, people become even more afraid of discontinuing use of this drug because of the withdrawal process. Then many individuals have to start increasing their daily dosage after developing a tolerance, so on and so forth. Just like that, you can develop a need for Lexapro addiction help.

The important part is being able to recognize that this is a real addiction, just like an alcohol or opiate addiction; you need the drug to feel good, if you don’t have it you won’t feel good so you don’t want to stop taking it and on and on and on. Talking to a doctor about antidepressant addiction is a good place to begin to understand dependency on this medication. Getting off of this drug does not have to be difficult, and can be surprisingly easy if you have Lexapro withdrawal addiction treatment. If you have recognized that you are dependent on this drug, then you have conquered the hardest step and the choice is yours to make the next step towards ending Lexapro addiction symptoms. Most people on Lexapro were given the medication before any efforts were put forth to investigate any potential causes of the persons depression.

For many, they are put on this medication during an emotionally stressful or traumatic time in their life. Then years later they are suffering with addiction and withdrawal when trying to get off of the drug. Withdrawal occurs because even though a person may not have a Serotonin deficit initially, consumption of the drug can create a real Serotonin deficiency. 

The Alternative to Meds Center Cessation program uses targeted IV nutrient therapies and other supplements designed for creating Serotonin to help combat symptoms of withdrawal.  This, employed in combination with figuring out the causes of why the person was depressed originally, can create a medication free success that is long lasting. At our addiction treatment facility, we discover any medical causes of why a person may depressed and our program additionally uses lab testing, natural substances that stabilize neurochemistry, cessation for removal of accumulated neurotoxins, withdrawal taper techniques, massage, personal exercise training, yoga, and other therapies that combat depression. You are encouraged to call us and talk, so you can find out an understanding of the Lexapro addiction help which is available. 


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