Klonopin Addiction 

Klonopin Addiction

Klonopin addiction is hardly ever called that anymore. Often, prescription drug addiction is another term that refers to medication dependency.

The term addiction has accumulated a somewhat dark colored rep both in the vernacular and also in medical literature. The words can be considered more or less equitable, depending on who you ask.

The DSM IV psychiatric handbook has replaced the term "addiction" with the term "Substance Use Disorder," placing it of course within their purview of incurable brain diseases and other conditions that it deems prescription drugs are the recommended treatment. As a note, several leading health authorities, such as the UK version of the APA/AMA have publicly moved away from using the DSM manual as a significant diagnostic tool after reviewing the 2013 version.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA, NIH) still uses the term addiction, detailing it as a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and habitual use despite harmful consequences, but does infer that is roughly the same as "Substance Use Disorder."

The AMA decided that alcoholism was an illness as far back as 1956. But further back (ca. 1776), the physician Benjamin Rush, who signed the American Declaration of Independence, regarded alcohol abuse as "loss of control" in those who exhibited "habits of intemperance" or "sin," rather than calling it a brain disease.

The Veterans Administration in the US was able to avoid paying for addiction treatment in 1988 when the US Supreme Court issued a decree that addiction/alcoholism is always the result of the veterans own willful misconduct. However, by 1990, this changed again when legislators managed to move addiction treatment to the list of bonafide medical treatments worthy of third-party reimbursement by insurance providers.

So the debate, (it seems in no small part on financial and moral grounds), has been going on for a long time, and likely will continue to do so far into the future. The point is, it does not matter how you label it. Addiction degrades and harms all who it touches. It can be successfully treated.

We can help all of these at the Alternative to Meds Center:

  • Klonopin dependency
  • Klonopin addiction
  • Klonopin Substance Use Disorder
  • Klonopin abuse
  • Klonopin "willful misconduct," "loss of control" or "habits of intemperance."
  • prescription-drug Substance Use Disorder
  • prescription drug dependency
  • prescription drug addiction

Klonopin Addiction Treatment

At the Alternative to Meds Center in Sedona, we treat the client, not the label. Our center offers specialized holistic treatment for all addictions. We focus on "health" which includes emotional and mental health. Where the prescription drug must be tapered, we have developed what we consider to be the leading gradual cessation program available anywhere in the world. We have clients who come to us from all corners of the globe because they cannot find the treatments and expertise we offer anywhere else.

In our peaceful, secluded, private residential setting, our medical and care staff carefully guide and monitor each client as they progress through their program. Natural substances, cleansing, learned relaxation techniques, craniosacral massage, therapeutic massage, counseling, life coaching, acupuncture, and much more in a comprehensive cessation program. Vital steps include removing neurotoxicity gently and non-invasively. Lab testing and nutritional therapies stabilize the client's unique neurochemistry, allowing for better sleep, improved appetite, lifted mood, increased energy, and many other ways that our clients benefit from during their tailored treatments with us.

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You are invited to call us at the number on this page and speak to any of our well-informed and friendly staff. We appreciate your interest and look forward to answering any questions you may have about the Alternative to Meds Center Klonopin withdrawal program for the treatment of Klonopin addiction.

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