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Ativan Alternatives

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It seems as though most medical professionals have no clue about Ativan alternatives, yet, we at Alternative to Meds Center know about those alternatives. Natural alternatives are the mainstay of our existence.

Benzodiazepines like Ativan must be treated strategically and compassionately. Fortunately, strategic, compassionate treatment is our specialty.

Are you feeling alone in this struggle? So did we.

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Alternative to Meds has been the expert on Ativan alternatives treatment for over 15 years. We have published evidence regarding our success. Some people can indeed slide off of benzodiazepines easier than others. Some are neurotoxic, forcing them into fight or flight (sympathetic overdrive), and need to clean up that toxic burden before they can regulate. Each person is different and needs to be treated as such.
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Ativan, like most psycho-pharmaceuticals, treats symptoms, not root causes. People taking Ativan often get to a point where their current prescription is no longer working for them due to chemical dependency, tolerance, and structurally altered nervous systems. Their doctor or psychiatrist often increases their dose but the same problem is bound to happen again. This is because Ativan users often consistently need to increase their dose to relieve the problems listed above; tolerance, chemical dependency, and Ativan protracted withdrawal. This is a vicious cycle and gets more difficult the longer it goes on. There are effective Ativan alternatives treatments, with the most successful being the identification and correction of the real underlying causes of anxiety. Don’t allow yourself to become a statistic.

These Ativan Statistics Show How Addictive and Damaging Ativan Can Be

“It is more difficult to withdraw people from benzodiazepines than it is from heroin” – Professor Malcolm H Ladder. The Treatment Episode Data Set Report ( TEDS ) shows that during 2011, there were 60,200 individuals receiving substance abuse treatment who were addicted to benzodiazepines.1 Between 1995 and 2002, benzodiazepine-related ER visits involving drug abuse increased 41%.2 In 2002, clonazepam and alprazolam were the most associated benzodiazepines in ER visits for drug abuse.2

Have you ever considered how the environment can personally affect your mental health? The foundation of environmental medicine is that what we are exposed to in our environment and what we eat has an effect on our health. Environmental medicine examines the role of toxins, pesticides, air pollutants, heavy metals, and other environmental factors. This way of approaching medicine allows an exploration of pertinent interactions between your health and your environment, and how the environment is contributing to mental illness, disease, and addiction.

stabilize brain chemistryToxins are among the underlying causes of anxiety. As toxins accumulate in the brain and nervous system over the course of our lives they become neurotoxic. These toxins can create the effect of an over-stimulated nervous system. Pesticides are a good example. Pesticides are designed to kill insects, including grasshoppers, and function in the following way: the toxin permeates into the exoskeleton, and finds it way to the nervous system. Pesticides cause acetylcholine channels to stay open, not allowing these channels to properly close. Acetylcholine is a stimulating neurotransmitter and will make the grasshopper jump. Consistent release of acetylcholine puts the grasshopper into a catatonic state and eventually death. This is how pesticides kill pests.

Accumulated exposure to this toxin occurs in a very similar fashion for humans, as the human nervous system also uses acetylcholine for stimulation. Other toxins include heavy metals, mold, mycotoxins, MSG, aspartame, and thousands of other chemicals found in processed foods and hygiene products have similar effects. Through medical testing and constant patient monitoring at Alternative to Meds Center, we often identify an accumulation of neurotoxins over-stimulating the nervous system of individuals with anxiety.

Digestive issues such as slow digestion, leaky gut, and IBS are prominently associated with anxiety and panic disorders. The issues affecting digestion don’t necessarily start in your stomach, they can start in your brain. The same neurotransmitters that alter your mood, such as serotonin, play a role in sending signals to your gut. Low serotonin can result in anxiety (and depression), but depression and anxiety can also result in low serotonin. This means that the normal messengers traveling into your body from your brain are potentially being created at a lower rate, resulting in digestion issues.3

natural methodsWhat really sets us apart from other residential mental health treatment centers is our concentration on the restoration of neurochemical processes and the balancing of neurotransmitter function through medical grade supplements, lab testing and additional scientifically focused holistic treatments.

  • We provide a variety of holistic treatments and will customize an individualized medication tapering program for each of our clients to relieve
  • Ativan withdrawal symptoms.
  • We specialize in Ativan alternatives help and provide medically monitored tapering.

Based on the results of your lab tests, your personal medical history, and preferences our medical staff will work with you to determine the benzodiazepine alternatives that work best for you. Our goal is to provide the safest, most comfortable, and most successful Ativan withdrawal treatment available.

WARNING: When medication tapering is handled improperly, serious effects can occur including severe depression, anxiousness, physical pain, intense cravings, insomnia, nausea, and overall discomfort. Ativan is the most frequent type of medication we address.

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This content has been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician.

Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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