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Last Updated on December 21, 2020 by Carol Gillette

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Written by Lyle Murphy
Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

It is amazing to us that the medical profession still continues to largely ignore natural Librium alternatives — the benzodiazepine, Librium, is extremely habit-forming.

Our program of alternatives treatments coupled with our benzo knowledge and experience means that those who are seeking natural alternatives can find effective, compassionate help here.

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

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Alternative to Meds has been providing expert care to our clients in benzodiazepine withdrawal for over 15 years. We have published evidence regarding how our program produces long-term success for the vast majority (87.5%) of our clients. Some people can indeed wean off medications with little to no problem. Far worse are the nightmarish reactions of others, some who are neurotoxic, or in poor health generally. Rebalancing neurochemistry is of great benefit, as is correcting nutritional deficits, and making lifestyle choices that support recovery for the long haul. Programming is done on an individual basis as each person is wonderfully unique, and needs to be treated as such.
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You probably already know the horrors of this drug. Benzodiazepeine are typically more difficult to withdrawal from that heroin. And, trying to live life on benzos can be a mess.
Please watch the videos you see here or call us to get hope about your situation.

First of all, this medication is part of an addictive group of drugs named benzodiazepines. Librium, also known as its generic name chlordiazepoxide, can be extremely habit-forming. Librium is used to lessen anxiety, control irritable bowel syndrome, and to lessen the agitation that is caused by alcohol withdrawal. Tolerance can develop to the drug after excessive or long-term use, making the medication less effective. Although getting off of this medication and trying Chlordiazepoxide alternatives may be a remarkably effective decision, this medication should not be stopped without medical consultation. We are equipped with medical staff that is capable of safely tapering individuals off of benzodiazepines and designing successful alternative treatment plans. We can help you get off Librium with little or no pain and live your life without medication or lingering symptoms.

SPECIAL NOTE: We do not suggest or recommend abrupt cessation of any benzodiazepine. If a person suddenly stops taking the drug, this can worsen the condition for which the drug was first prescribed. Additionally, doing so can cause symptoms of withdrawal such as irritability, sleeplessness, anxiousness, and others.

Why consider alternatives to Librium?

Librium can be habit-forming and can induce quite a number of side effects that can be troubling. These include physical conditions like double-vision, loss of coordination, muscle tremors, seizures, and others. Psychological side effects can include suicidal thoughts, memory loss, mood swings, and others. Benzodiazepines are linked to birth defects which a woman should be made aware of before starting on a prescription of Librium. Benzodiazepines, such as Librium, Valium, and Xanax most particularly affect GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), the main neurotransmitter of the body. GABA functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which means that it helps to offset and bring into balance messages that are stimulating or excitatory.

Anxiety disorders are often a result of reduced GABA levels. Medications such as Librium, Valium, and Xanax spend all of the GABA. When the GABA is all gone, more side effects can present, and everything is often over-stimulating. Many individuals do not realize that GABA is available in the form of a powder which can be taken as a nutritional supplement. However, taking a GABA supplement is usually not effective anyway after taking a benzodiazepine. This is because the toxicity from the benzodiazepine and the person’s environment will often impair the utilization of GABA supplements. Methods of Librium alternatives help that are the most effective are usually uniquely created for each person to fit their needs. We stabilize the brain using drug-free, scientifically proven techniques. At Alternative to Meds Center, each client receives entirely individualized treatment, designed by medical professionals. We discover and fix the underlying problems that led to Librium use.

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Our Natural Librium Solutions

alt to meds center treatmentsMany individuals seek Librium alternatives treatment for a more effective way to relieve their symptoms, and sometimes they are just looking for natural alternatives to a chemically made drug. Mild types of anxiety can often respond exceptionally well to talk therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. In order to relieve symptoms of anxiety through talk therapy, numerous natural Librium alternatives may be used in conjunction with talk therapy. As an example, symptoms of anxiety are addressed with various health disciplines such as acupuncture, massage, vitamins and nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, Bach Flower Therapy, homeopathy, and other benzodiazepine alternatives. As adjunctive therapy to any anxiety treatment or used alone during bouts of anxiety, breath-work, relaxation training, meditation, and yoga can be incredibly helpful. Thought Field Therapies (TFT) and other types of Energy Psychology have also been found to be immensely useful for therapeutic management of anxiety or other conditions. Clinical trials show that TFT produces significant decreases in anxiety and also that these improvements continue for long after the treatment is received.3 Clients receive treatment that is entirely customized to meet their needs.

natural ways of getting off libriumLibrium is given to decrease anxiety, manage symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and promote sleep. However, when used for a prolonged time, it will often produce more side effects or other problems than it was meant to manage, including pronounced medication withdrawal. Alternative to Meds’ drug treatment program discovers in most cases of anxiety that the person has an accumulation of toxins including heavy toxic metals that are causing over stimulation to their nervous system. Benzodiazepines are the medications that we most commonly address as an unsupported withdrawal may be virtually impossible. We use a wide variety of methods and strategies to help clients return to natural mental health without drugs.

Alternatives to Librium include:

  • Gradual tapering methods
  • Cleansing accumulations of neurotoxins and their environment,
  • Nutritional and supplemental therapies to support neurochemical stability
  • Talk therapies such as CBT, DBT*
  • Peer and social support
  • Learned relaxation techniques
  • Massage, acupuncture, cranial-sacral massage
  • Meditation

*A study by Otto M, et al., showed that CBT was of significant benefit in the treatment of panic attacks.

Our Goals for Alternatives to Librium Treatment

At Alternative to Meds Center, our individualized approach to discontinuing medication and addressing underlying problems has helped thousands of our clients. Coming off benzodiazepines which includes dealing with original symptoms, has been observed in many clinical environments to be extremely difficult to endure, causing persons to give up in despair.5 Rapid discontinuation of medication is usually risky, and not effective in alleviating the real problem. For example, anxiousness stays present even if the drug is absent. This is our specialty and our goal is to help you get your health back, safely and comfortably.

Our overall goal is to produce lasting success. We teach clients how to live the rest of their lives healthy and happier without drugs. An admissions counselor is available now to answer your questions about treatments, costs, insurance coverage, our facilities, and more. We invite you to call us for more information about how Librium alternatives can be made available for you or your loved one without delay.

1. Bruess, M PhD “3 Amazing Benefits of GABA” article, Psychology Today Magazine, [INTERNET] 2013 Jan 3 [cited 2018 Nov 5]

2. Petursson, H., Lader MH, “The Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome,” NIMH article, US National Library of Medicine [INTERNET] [cited 2018 Nov 5]

3. Irgens A, Dammen T, Nysaeter TE, and Hoffart A   “Thought Field Therapy (TFT) as a treatment for anxiety symptoms: a randomised controlled trial,” (Clinical trial) US National Library of Medicine  2012 Nov/Dec  [INTERNET]  [cited 2018 Nov 5]

4.  Otto M, et al., “Efficacy of CBT for Benzodiazepine Discontinuation in Patients with Panic Disorder – Further Evaluation.” PMID 20546699, HHS Author Manuscript 2018 May 21 [cited 2020 Nov 4]

5.  Fyer A J, et al., “Discontinuation of alprazolam treatment in panic patients.” American Journal of Psychiatry [PMID 3826428] 1987 Mar [cited 2020 Nov 4]

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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