Geodon users struggling with Geodon addiction may face one of the most complex and challenging withdrawal processes of any prescription medication when discontinuing this antipsychotic. At the Alternative to Meds Center, we have found that there are ways of Geodon addiction help to make this process easier, and alleviate symptoms of Geodon withdrawal. We know of other answers besides living a lifetime medicated on antipsychotics and repeatedly visiting the hospital. Do you want to see a loved one, or your own self, live a life that you know can be possible?
Although it is said that Geodon and other antipsychotics are not addicting and that Geodon abuse is not likely, long-term antipsychotic use can cause the individual to develop a physical Geodon dependence or addiction. This drug is an atypical (second-generation) antipsychotic prescribed to mental disorders such as the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Most individuals have no intent of becoming dependent on this drug and most are unaware of their addiction or dependency. Others however, are aware of their addiction or dependence and continue with Geodon substance abuse anyway, even if they know they have an addiction and even if this addiction is causing them harm.
People often discover that they may need Geodon rehab when they put an end to Geodon abuse or reduce their daily intake. Discontinuing use of this medication, especially after long-term use, is very likely to cause Geodon withdrawal symptoms. Some most commonly described withdrawal symptoms of this medication are re-emerging symptoms of schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other mental conditions which this medication was prescribed to treat. This is because taking this medication does not cure anything. Like other substance abuse addictions, the individual feels one way while taking the drug and a completely different way when they don’t have the drug.
If an individual finds this drugs effects desirable and effective at tolerating some of their symptoms, they can easily start to feel like they can’t live without the drug; despite side effects, antipsychotic addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and other problems associated with the drug. A person is usually prescribed an antipsychotic after having a psychotic breakout and after other drugs have failed to work. Individuals medicated on this drug are usually not able to function in life as they would like to, find it hard to perceive the reward of life, and have difficulty setting goals. Some deem these side effects better than having to suffer with symptoms of Geodon addiction anxiety.
The withdrawal symptoms often scare people away from discontinuing use of the drug, even if they want to stop taking it. This is the case for most addictions, many addicts want to quit but find it virtually impossible to endure through withdrawal. This is why Geodon addiction help can be most effectively addressed in a Geodon addiction treatment program; where withdrawal symptoms are eased and individuals have 24/7 support. Alternative to Meds Center works to help reduce an individual’s dependence on prescription medications, other drugs and alcohol with our medical professionals. This is done with careful techniques for tapering, stabilization of neurochemistry through natural substances, and removal of neurotoxins that may contribute to the symptoms which resulted in being medicated and abusing drugs in the first place.
Alternative to Meds Center uses the following methods to successfully withdrawal from antipsychotics and begin addiction recovery. Individuals are first lab tested to determine underlying causes of the original issues. The culprit is often found as toxicity so we then work to clear the individual out; whether the toxicity is a result of environment, genetics or etc. We restrict caffeine, sugar, and processed foods and use supplements known to be beneficial for these individuals. Our program also is aimed at IV amino therapy and additional targeted nutritional therapies, peer support, personal exercise training, yoga, massage, and other holistic and natural therapies that can effectually help individuals overcome Geodon dependence.
The Alternative to Meds Center is finding success every day. We have graduation celebrations every week where the success of our participants is honored. Around 50 individuals attend, which include friends, family members, other residents and staff. Some amazing stories have been told at these occasions, sometimes describing absurd suffering lasting for decades, recounted with extraordinary clarity. This is inspiring when we can see this knowing they have the skills to maintain a happy healthy life and become a guiding light for others. We encourage you to call us and talk, and acquire a better understanding of the kinds of Geodon addiction help which are available.
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We are licensed for medication withdrawal as a Level 2 Residential Behavioral Health Treatment Center, which is just below that of a Level 1 hospital. According to our licensing agency, we are the most committed in the State of Arizona, possibly the country, at helping people reduce and eliminate the need for medications. Most treatment centers actually put people on drugs and provide minimal counseling and a poor diet. We specialize in withdrawing people from psychiatric medication in a relaxed, luxurious, retreat-like setting.