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Last Updated on September 6, 2022 by Carol Gillette

Alternative to Meds Editorial Team
Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

Have you ever wondered what a drug-free mental health center might look like? We invite you to learn about Alternative to Meds Center and find out for yourself how authentic improvements in our clients’ mental health are being attained every day. In fact, we have documented our clients’ success rates over a period of many years.

At Alternative to Meds Center, there is no need for obsessing on “finding the proper medication.” Likewise, there is no wish to spend valuable time finding a label that fits. Instead, the Alternative to Meds Center programs aim directly at finding the correct source(s) of the problems and addressing those for relief. That is, using testing and assessments at the center of our drug-free mental health center treatments.

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What Does “Drug-Free” Mean?

drug-free mental healthWe view the center as “drug-free” in its focus. We use functional medicine in all of our programs. Functional medicine is a combination of many modalities of effective treatments. For example, nutrient therapy, exercise, and many others are combined in the programming of each client’s journey back to natural mental health.

However, this does not mean that drugs don’t sometimes have a place in treatment. For instance, there are some cases where the doctor will help the client gently and safely wean off one or more medications. However, there are cases where medical oversight may only recommend dosages be lowered as much as is possible.

In some cases, it is not possible nor recommended to taper down to zero. As always, patient safety is at the forefront and each individual is, of course, highly unique.

Are Labeling and Medicating Effective?

Perhaps you or a loved one has been seeking help with mental health issues such as depression, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar, addiction, or other distressing, debilitating conditions. But, you may share a concern that finding the “right” label or taking the “right” medications may not prove effective and may even present side effects and unintentional medication dependency.

Or, perhaps medications were already tried but proved unsuccessful. And, perhaps you have decided to begin a different approach. Perhaps you were given a label or multiple labels to try and describe your unique symptoms. Possibly, all of the above have occurred but did not help straighten out the unwanted conditions. We are here to help all of the above situations.

Drug-Free Mental Health Treatment is Rising in Popularity

Drug-free mental health treatments deliver results without the liability of drug dependency. They also avoid the burden of drug-induced side effects. Drug side effects can greatly burden a person on top of their original symptoms.

Clients comfortably relax within the safe “container” of a residential inpatient center. The center is staffed by over 50 medically trained doctors, holistic psychiatrists, nurses, and other dedicated caregivers. In a compassionate and professional atmosphere, support, exact treatments, and testing can accelerate results at maximum rates with absolute minimum discomfort.

What is Meant by Drug-Free Mental Health Treatment?

drug-free mental healthCompared to more traditional modes of treatment, drug-free mental health centers like ours can deliver authentic help. Such assistance is given in a caring and comfort-based environment. Many evidence-based treatments are provided. A small sampling of these includes orthomolecular medicine, therapeutic sauna, corrective diet, neurochemistry rebalancing, stress management, the removal of the neurotoxic burden from the body, and learning relaxation techniques.

Counseling of various forms is given for personal enlightenment, addiction relief, stress reduction, spiritual growth, music and art therapy, and many other personal aims. Equine therapy is a highly popular feature of our program. Testing is used to zero in on causative factors so that such can be addressed and removed or corrected. Our practitioners use these techniques to help clients at the center on a daily basis,

Nonetheless, the center does acknowledge that drugs do help in certain circumstances, and can be prescribed where needed or recommended. But unlike traditional psychiatric treatment, simply medicating the person is not the preferred or automatic strategy for “getting better” or for long-term results.

It has taken decades, but we, as a society, are becoming less and less enchanted with psychiatric drugging as a first or best choice for treatment. We have shown there are other, better choices.

For these reasons, and because the results show dramatic therapeutic value, drug-free mental health treatment is gaining great popularity.

How to Find Out More About Alternative to Meds Center

Please call us or contact us through the website to get more information on specific treatment protocols. Please ask about specific treatments that are available for you or your loved one’s unique scenario.

Suffering from mental health or addiction problems is complex and sometimes extremely hard to endure on one’s own. And yet, the idea of seeking treatment can be just as daunting. Find out how our drug-free mental health center may be able to provide you the kind, comprehensive support and, importantly, the long-term health improvements you are seeking today.

Originally Published Apr 28, 2020 by Diane Ridaeus

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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