Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Treatment Guidelines

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Treatment Guidelines

Benzodiazepine withdrawal treatment guidelines must include some vital necessities to ensure maximum health benefits can occur, and these we discuss below in some depth.


At the Alternative to Meds Center, we fully appreciate and understand the level of stress and discomfort that accompanies benzo withdrawal in the majority of cases, and have designed our taper program to address these concerns. Clients can opt for private or semi-private accommodations, each with private en-suite.

Our center sits in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, in very close proximity to the magnificent Red Rock Mountains. Easy hiking and other guided outdoor excursions are just a few steps away. Ample outdoor seating in the private garden area is a favorite hangout for time to reflect and appreciate one's progress.

ATMC Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Treatment Guidelines

Our benzo taper program begins with lab testing to get an initial snapshot of the condition of neurochemistry, blood, toxicity levels, and to discover other factors that may need addressing during the program. Some of these may include the presence of heavy metals, toxic accumulations such as pesticides, chemical residues, and other miscellaneous pollutants. Other factors may show up, such as allergies, hormone anomalies, genetic markers pertinent to drug reactions, blood sugar levels, and others.

Heavy metals and other neurotoxins act as barriers to absorption or uptake of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients into the cells. As part of the therapy will include flooding the body with needed nutrients where deficits should be corrected, we aim to purge these toxic elements to allow better distribution of the nutrients the client will be taking.

Blood sugar levels can fluctuate, and these are important to monitor. A clean, sugar-free diet consisting of real foods, unprocessed, mostly organic produce, and fresh organic meats and poultry, are vital to add to the arsenal for increased vitality, energy, and healing the body. Keeping blood sugar levels as even as possible provides another profound benefit of a clean diet.

Cleansing Steps

A gentle clean out process starts out the program as preparation for tapering. The methods we use are holistic and natural and very efficient.

In our benzodiazepine withdrawal treatment guidelines, we use:

  • chelators which bind to and remove heavy metals
  • supplements which convert fat-soluble toxins to inert water-soluble forms, for ease of elimination
  • low-temperature sauna and mild exercise - sweat is an efficient cleanse mechanism that does not tax the liver/kidneys.
  • bentonite clay packs, absorb toxins safely through contact with the skin
  • ionic foot baths release toxins through the body's largest pores located on the bottom of the foot

After the cleanse, clients frequently report a lessening of overall symptoms they have been suffering, such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Other benefits commonly include a brightening of mood, more stable emotional state, and better appetite. We see these changes and recognize the body is beginning to normalize the neurochemistry now that nutrients can enter the cells efficiently. When these changes have occurred is an ideal time to begin the taper process.

Therapies We Use

During the program, our clients receive many therapies to mitigate and prevent discomforts and to make their stay as enjoyable and productive as possible.

Some of these include:

  • therapeutic massage
  • Reiki
  • mineral baths, spa treatments
  • personal counseling in multiple genres
  • Life Coaching sessions
  • Yoga and exercise classes
  • education components and discussion groups on neurochemistry/nutrition/drugs, toxins, and brain health/etc.
  • cranial sacral massage
  • castor oil pack treatments
  • clean gourmet diet, organic smoothies, snacks, etc., delicious nutrition to support a healthy microbiome which is essential to neurotransmitter repair
  • trauma release therapy
  • colon hydrotherapy
  • acupuncture
  • nebulized glutathione treatments (the master anti-oxidant)

Length of the Alternative to Meds Center Program

Lengths of programs will vary according to specific client needs and requirements, but many of our clients have completed their benzo taper within an eight-week to twelve-week time frame with a minimum of discomfort. Many of our past clients were suffering for years with relentless, lingering withdrawals, and got their health back at ATMC in this time frame.

It may not be possible to reach absolute zero within eight weeks, and where this occurs clients can be given the remaining instructions and regimen of supplements (which they can purchase) to take home with them to work with their doctor. Follow up is available as well, to ensure progress is smooth when the client departs us. And, clients are always welcome to opt for a more extended stay if desired.

Find Out More

The Alternative to Meds Center Program is a comprehensive program, which is impossible to describe here fully. So, we invite you to call on our friendly admissions staff, at the number listed on this page, to find out more details of our protocols and treatments. We want to answer all your questions, and can also help you with insurance coverage information.

Call us today and find out more about how we achieve the success we do. You or your loved one could join us for what we believe is the most effective program available, all due to our carefully designed and executed benzodiazepine withdrawal treatment guidelines.


Call us today to find out how we can help you too.

The path to becoming medication free begins with your first step.

Our advisors are standing by 7 days a week: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

What will it take for you to beat your medication dependency?

Financing Available & Private Insurance Accepted

Our overall costs are half that of traditional programs yet we provide you with customized holistic inpatient residential treatment programs of personalized care from a licensed facility and recovery team that really cares about you and your health. We have limited space available so contact us today for a FREE Consultation to determine your costs and our next available admission dates.

There is an alternative to meds ... and we are it.