Zoloft Addiction

Zoloft Addiction

Alternative to Meds Center’s medication addiction treatment facility is familiar with much better resolutions that spending the rest of your life medicated on antidepressant drugs.


Long term Zoloft use can eventually lead to physical or psychological Zoloft addiction.Our cessation facility employs techniques of Zoloft addiction help that alleviate withdrawal side effects and make this process more tolerable.  Zoloft is the brand name for an antidepressant drug called Sertraline, which is a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) and can cause a number of side effects, including Zoloft addiction potential. Other adverse Zoloft side effects that may occur include insomnia, gastrointestinal problems, confusion, decreased libido, anorgasmia, tremors and dizziness. Because of the metabolism of this drug, elimination of it from the body can be affected by liver impairment. Zoloft abuse can further intensify and worsen these symptoms and effects. This is a drug that has a potential for abuse and development of addiction or dependency, and the potential for Zoloft dependence is elevated when the drug is taken with other substances of abuse.

It is clear that long-term use of this antidepressant may cause the user to develop a dependency to the drug since major withdrawal symptoms can emerge when use of it is discontinued. It is highly recommended that you consult with a doctor, a Zoloft rehab, or some other form of medical healthcare before stopping use of this medication so the amount of the drug being taken can be slowly tapered down to overcome Zoloft withdrawal. Commonly reported side effects of this withdrawal include: anxiety, confusion, irritability, agitation, and burning, tingling or electric-shock like sensations. Because of such Zoloft withdrawal symptoms and the high occurrence of complications of using other drugs with Zoloft, Zoloft addiction treatment in a rehabilitation center may be necessary.

Antidepressant addiction is a potential side effect risk of taking this drug. Pfizer is the pharmaceutical company which manufactures this drug and claims that it is non-habit forming. However, numerous patients have developed Zoloft dependence problems and have experienced withdrawal symptoms. This particular antidepressant acts specifically to affect serotonin processing brain cells and does not affect other neurotransmitter receptors. This action is supposed to make serotonin more effective in the brain and greatly relieve the symptoms that contribute to mental conditions. Therefore, this substance can actually change brain chemistry so that the brain is dependent upon the presence of the drug in order to properly function, leading directly to the need for Zoloft addiction treatment.

Individuals, who take this medication or other SSRI drugs, frequently report the development of physical dependency to the medication and feelings of a Zoloft high. Addiction to Zoloft may have a lot to do with this drug’s half-life. The half-life of a drug pertains to the amount of time in which it takes the chemical to break down in the body system. The faster the drug breaks down, the more addictive the drug can be.

This medication has a half-life of about one day (24 hours), at the end of this half-life period is when the negative effects of addiction may start to appear. Individuals can become dizzy, depressed, anxious, and irritable from using this medication, read more about Zoloft alternatives. Additionally, addiction to this drug can create more detrimental problems with withdrawal symptoms. Sufferers of antidepressant addiction may experience vivid dreams or nightmares, nausea, insomnia, electric zap sensations, and akathisia upon withdrawal.

Antidepressant addiction is to be taken seriously, and with the best interest of patients, healthcare professionals often recommend a Zoloft addiction help plan for individuals to avoid the possible side effects of withdrawal and overcome their dependence. Akathisia is a potential side effect of this drug’s use and is characterized by extreme agitation, practically unbearable anxiousness, and acute motor restlessness.  Akathisia is commonly thought to be a precursor to aggressive thoughts, aggressive behaviors, and suicidal thoughts or ideation; this is one of the extremely detrimental effects that can occur from SSRI addiction. Aside from developing a physical dependence, there are many other severe side effects associated with this medication.

The SNRI’s and the SSRI’s such as Zoloft do not help produce or create any Serotonin, but they do block the reuptake. Even though many people are normal as far as levels of Serotonin in the brain go, use of the medication can create a truly occurring Serotonin deficiency. Serotonin is supposed for reuptake, so that the nerve cell can reuse it. This is a conservative process but when the Serotonin is kept in the nerve space by the drug, it will degrade, and then there will be no Serotonin left for reuptake. It’s very similar to the way that Cocaine may relieve depression for only a short time. Cocaine uses up all available Dopamine, it does not help to produce or create it. Our reward neurochemical is Dopamine, so when someone first ingests it, everything feels rewarding. Eventually though, the Dopamine will all be exhausted and then nothing will feel rewarding for the person.

We focus on discovering the medical causes that are contributing to an individual’s depression. Our addiction treatment methods include lab tests, natural substances to create neurochemistry stabilization, cessation to remove neurotoxins that have been environmentally accumulated, medication tapering techniques, IV amino acid therapy and other nutritional therapies, personal training, yoga, massage, peer support, and other holistic treatments that can combat depression and effectively provide Zoloft addiction help. We invite you to call and speak to us, and find out the types of help available.


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