SSRI Addiction

SSRI Addiction

We are certain that better solutions are available other than being medicated with SSRIs and developing an SSRI addiction.


Our addiction treatment program provides SSRI addiction help for anyone who has become tolerant or dependent on these medications and wants to get off of them. Although there has been much written questioning the safety and efficacy of antidepressant drugs such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SSRIs, for some time, concerns have also come to light regarding the problems related to SSRI withdrawal and dependence. Newer reports raise concerns that the widespread interest in Prozac and other similar anti-depression drugs may be trapping individuals into a web of dependency. Through reviews of both personal accounts and published studies, it has been concluded that these newer antidepressants can cause substantial problems of SSRI dependence, and withdrawal.

It has also been claimed that depression can quickly develop as an iatrogenic disease (treatment induced) and that no matter how much they may seem to be “effective”, antidepressant drugs appear to be much more implicated within the issue of depression than supposed. It is additionally suggested that doctors often ignore, or are unaware of addiction to SSRI drugs and the withdrawal problems that can result from taking antidepressants including Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil. Moreover, since the symptoms of an SSRI withdrawal are commonly mistaken for a reappearance of depression, individuals are often at risk of unnecessarily being medicated with more anti-depression drugs.

This potential of prescription medication “merry go round” treatment is not a minor problem given the highly prevalent utilization of these medications, and the misguided belief that these drugs are safer than the older ones. In addition, public and mental health agencies have taken it up a notch with campaigns to treat and diagnose the millions of individuals that they estimate to be clinically depressed. There have been complaints reported in The Wall Street Journal from psychotherapists who claim managed care plans (plans which restrict type, frequency and level of treatment) often overuse drugs for treatment of depression in order to evade higher-cost talk therapies. And in order to get off of these medications without encountering seriously uncomfortable withdrawal problems, one is highly encouraged to seek SSRI addiction help.

The SSRI drug label, FDA-approved, does not acknowledge any problems associated with SSRI dependence. For example, Prozac’s label advises that the medication “hasn’t been studied systematically, in humans or animals, for its possibility of tolerance, abuse or physical dependence.” Given the high rate of withdrawal problems that occur during discontinuation, many believe that the FDA should enforce a change in medication labeling which more precisely reflects the building evidence of dependency. People are usually medicated with these drugs prior to any investigative efforts as to what is causing depression. Many people begin taking these antidepressants during an emotionally difficult time, but years later they continue to take them and struggle with addiction to SSRIs and withdrawal trying to get off them.

Our rehab center works together with collaborating doctors in order to help individuals reduce their dependencies upon psychiatric medications, other drugs, or alcohol. This is completed through use of careful tapering methods, neurochemistry stabilization with natural substances, providing biochemical correction to reduce cravings, and removing neurotoxins which may have added to symptoms or feelings that led to being medicated or using drugs in the first place. This combined with discovering the underlying reasons of why an individual was originally depressed, or why they started taking drugs, offers long-lasting success. Our addiction treatment program also includes targeted nutritional therapy, massage, personal exercise training, IV amino acid therapy, yoga, and additional therapies to aid the process of SSRI alternatives antidepressant addiction recovery. We encourage you to call us so we may talk and you can receive an understanding of the SSRI addiction help available.


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