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Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Carol Gillette

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Written by Diane Ridaeus
Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

Benzodiazepines like diazepam (Valium) carry devastating consequences for some, which is why we recommend diazepam alternatives that will not lay in further injury to the person.

The medical profession, particularly medical detox facilities, have tremendous difficulty getting a client through diazepam withdrawal without messing up. We can help.

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You probably already know the horrors of this drug. Benzodiazepines are typically more difficult to withdraw from than heroin. And, trying to live life on benzos can be calamitous.
Please watch the videos you see here or call us to get hope about your situation.

Natural Alternatives to Diazepam

Natural alternatives are not meant here as substitute drugs, but other therapies using non-drug-based strategies to improve mental wellness. For example, simply avoiding sugar or refined carbs can reduce anxiety and the mood-swings that accompany blood-sugar spikes and crashes.1

Certain vitamins impact favorably on mood, energy, sleep, appetite, etc.2

Diazepam alternatives include:

  • Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3. When administered in appropriate doses, can serve as a natural-acting tranquilizer that promotes relaxation and sleep.*
  • B-complex vitamins — help to level out blood sugar.
  • Avoid sugar, caffeine, alcohol, stimulants
  • Start a keto-based eating plan. This will avoid foods that spike blood sugar.
  • Exercise – natural mood enhancer.
  • Counseling is effective mental health therapy (CBT, CBT, etc.)

*Dr. Abram Hoffer’s works include volumes of research on vitamin therapies for mental health as noted by a 2017 McGill University publication

Benzos are usually given to an individual for anxiety or for help sleeping. However, using these medications often brings on Diazepam side effects or other problems that weren’t present before the drug was first prescribed, including distinct withdrawal symptoms. These issues, among many others, demonstrate that it’s no wonder users of this drug would desire alternatives to Diazepam. We employ holistic, safe, proven methods to stabilize the body and brain. Alternative to Meds Center creates a customized supplementation plan for each client — personalized for each person’s success.

Neurotoxin Removal

diazepam alternatives helpIn the majority of anxiety cases, we find at Alternative to Meds Center that the person has a build-up of neurotoxins—heavy metals, for example—that are producing an over-stimulated nervous system.3 This can also be what led a person to the initial use of benzos. These medications are the most common type which we assist individuals to address, as withdrawing from these drugs can present extreme symptoms, such as seizures and protracted withdrawal.4,5 Getting off this medication without help can be difficult.

Coming Off Diazepam (Valium) Made Easier with Alternatives

We have discovered effective methods of diazepam alternatives treatment that allow people to reduce and even eliminate this medication while using safe, natural alternatives to soften the withdrawal symptoms.

For a lot of individuals, diazepam (Valium) cannot sufficiently manage their symptoms as it typically causes uncomfortable side effects. We encourage considering natural diazepam substitutes. Diazepam natural alternatives include different types of talk therapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or exposure therapy and lots of other natural and successful options for managing the condition for which this medication was prescribed. The traditional side of the coin for Diazepam alternative medicine is usually other prescription drugs. This is often what physicians or psychiatrists recommend when one medication isn’t working; they suggest that you try another one. Traditional benzodiazepine alternatives include other anti-anxiety drugs, as well as the following categories of antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ), tricyclic antidepressants, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Alternative to Meds Center believes that medications should be used only short-term and that there are more effective long-term answers. Prescription medications are not the only options for mental health treatment. We have other answers that may help you. For those of you who are suffering from anxiety, insomnia, or other conditions and cannot tolerate the side effects, addiction potential, or if you are unresponsive to Diazepam treatment, it is very possible that Diazepam alternatives help could change your life.

Many individuals become exhausted by the process of trial and error, constantly trying medications that don’t really work or cause annoying side effects. When someone is not happy with Valium, they may consider Valium alternatives that do not include prescription medications. There are many people who have anxiety and go their whole life without the need for a benzo. Anxiety can be combated with professional Diazepam alternatives help and by learning the tools needed to deal with triggers in a healthy way. Treating your body with the best nutrition, the best food, enough sleep, love, and constant happiness is the best alternative. Alternative to Meds Center aims to teach clients how to be mentally healthy—without medication—for their entire lifetime. We aim to identify and correct the originating causes of the symptoms which led to being medicated with Diazepam.

Diazepam Alternatives Help at Alternative to Meds

natural methodsOur protocol on this certain class of medications includes removal of built-up neurotoxins in the person’s body resulting from the drug or from environmental sources, careful medication taper methods, peer support, neurochemical support created by natural substances, and alternatives to Diazepam that promote beneficial effects of relaxation and stability such as acupuncture, massage therapy, sauna, and meditation. We can help you get off Diazepam with little to no discomfort, and you can live your life without anxiety or medication.

Most people do not get real relief from their problems with Valium (or substitute drugs) that can only temporarily mask anxiety. The anxiety remains when the medication is gone. Our goal is to find and correct underlying problems thereby creating lasting success and relief. Even the underlying causes of anxiety may be more effectively addressed without Diazepam. Please call to learn more about the kind of Diazepam alternatives help available to you or your loved one.

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1. WebMD authors, “The Link Between Low Blood Sugar and Anxiety.” Medically reviewed by Michael Dansinger May 7, 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 7]

2. Lichstein K et al., “Vitamins and Sleep: An Exploratory Study.” Sleep Med 2008 Jan PMID 17825610 [cited 2020 Dec 7]

3. Orish Ebere Orisakwe, “The Role of Lead and Cadmium in Psychiatry.” N AM J Med Sci PMID 25210669 2014 Aug [cited 2020 Dec 7]

4. Hu X. “Benzodiazepine withdrawal seizures and management.” J Okla State Med Assoc. 2011 Feb;104(2):62-5. PMID: 21815323.[cited 2020 Dec 7]

5. Fialip J, Aumaitre O, Eschalier A, Maradeix B, Dordain G, Lavarenne J. “Benzodiazepine withdrawal seizures: analysis of 48 case reports.” Clin Neuropharmacol. 1987 Dec;10(6):538-44. PMID: 3427560 [cited 2020 Dec 7]

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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