Antipsychotic Addiction

Antipsychotic Addiction

We know at Alternative to Meds Center that there are proven techniques to overcome antipsychotic addiction and bypass lifelong antipsychotic use. 


To some people, the idea of needing antipsychotic addiction help may sound strange or funny but the actuality of addiction to antipsychotics is not funny at all, it is a real problem as well as a real addiction. Many sufferers of psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorders and other mood disorders take these drugs everyday of their lives to help them to function, to be happy, to avoid psychotic episodes or extreme mood swings, and to generally help them feel better. For many of these people who have been suffering from unpredictable psychosis or mood disorders, feeling normal and balanced is a wonderful change of pace. The only problem with this is that, the Anti-psychotic they are taking is fixing all of their problems instead of fixing the problems on their own.

Just like a person who is feeling sad and decides to smoke marijuana or shoot heroin to feel better, a person who is feeling psychotic or crazy turns to a fix too. However, just like smoking marijuana or shooting heroin, the problems are still there; the drug is just covering them up. If you stop taking the drug or you come down from the high, all of the problems re-emerge. You don’t have to feel the problems while you are taking the drug, Antipsychotic abuse is a quick fix that makes you feel better while the drug is active in your body but it does not really fix anything; it may even make things worse and cause problems such as medication withdrawal.

When you have been consuming a psychiatric medication that changes chemicals in your brain, such as Risperdal (risperidone), Abilify (aripiprazole), Zyprexa (olanzapine), or Lamictal (lamotrigine), your body can start to develop an antipsychotic dependence to the effects of the substance. These antipsychotic drugs act on certain chemicals and receptors in the brain that affect how we feel and how we behave. People who take these drugs may personally know best the physical dependency that these drugs can cause. Missing or forgetting a dose, reducing dosage or discontinuing use completely can induce not only antipsychotic withdrawal symptoms but often a worsening state of mental health too. So basically, if you want to keep your psychoses under control through use of these medications, you would have to take them for the rest of your life in order to avoid Antipsychotic withdrawal. Fortunately though, there are extremely effective alternative to psychiatry options available. No one has to struggle with Abilify Addiction, Risperdal Addiction, Zyprexa Addiction, or Lamictal Addiction; there is help.

Most people do not want to take these drugs for the rest of their life and this is not what most people have in mind when they are first prescribed these drugs; Anti-psychotic addiction seems to be somewhat of a side effect for some people. You start taking them and as time goes by, you may become more and more dependent upon them and you need them to feel “normal”. This is what most people describe during heroin addiction: “I don’t want to take heroin for the rest of my life but I don’t want to be in withdrawal and I want to feel normal, I will have to deal with my problems if I stop doing Heroin”.

Seeking antipsychotic addiction help substantially eliminates any problems associated with the process of rehabilitation from antipsychotic medications. Being able to deal with your problems without alternative to psychiatry treatment is a very rewarding feeling; no one has to settle with antipsychotic dependence. Individuals are more often than not, put on these medications during psychotic episodes or after other medications have failed to work. Though antipsychotic drugs may appear effective at onset, they are not typically tolerated well in the long-term. Individuals medicated on these medications usually feel like they cannot function in life as the desire to, and find difficulty in setting goals, and perceiving reward. These serious side effects are often deemed as better than having to deal with visits to hospitals, or an inability to sleep in the situation of insomnia, so many individuals continue taking the drug.

The staff at Alternative to Meds Center includes medical professionals to offer effective antipsychotic addiction treatment. To successfully end antipsychotic abuse we employ the following techniques. Lab tests to find what may be the causes of original symptoms. Toxicity is frequently found as the culprit. Whether this is a result from genetics, or the environment, we then aim to clear the person of these toxins. To do so, processed foods, caffeine, and sugars are restricted and supplements known to be of benefit for these individuals are used as well as supplements that stabilize the inhibitory part of neurochemistry. Our program for Anti-psychotic addiction also works to support the neurochemistry through using natural substances, orthomolecular medicine, cleansing to remove toxins accumulated environmentally, targeted nutritional treatment, IV amino treatment, medication withdrawal modalities, peer support, personal training, yoga, exercise, massage and alternative mental health therapies to address addiction to antipsychotics. When the individual begins experiencing the sedative and stabilizing effects of these therapies, their medication can be slowly and gradually reduced. You are invited to call and speak with us, and obtain an idea about the types of antipsychotic addiction help that are available.


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