The benzo crisis is out…of…control, which means, sadly, the need for Lorazepam alternatives is greater than it ever has been.
Lorazepam alternatives treatment must be designed specifically for the individual. A one-size-fits-all approach will not work. At Alternative to Meds we know the ins and outs of benzos.
Are you feeling alone in this struggle? So did we.
Alternative to Meds has been the expert on benzo alternatives for over 15 years. We have published evidence regarding our success. Some people can indeed slide off of benzodiazepines easier than others. Some benzos are neurotoxic, forcing users into fight or flight (sympathetic overdrive) response. They need to clean up that toxic burden before they can regulate. Each person is different and needs to be treated as such.
15 Year Experience by Professionals Who Understand Your Journey.
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.
There IS A Better Way
For people who have a hard time with anxiety or other symptoms and are intolerant to Lorazepam side effects, unresponsive to the medication, or concerned about other problems such as physical dependence; Lorazepam alternatives help can change your life. We offer scientifically proven alternatives to Lorazepam that can help people to discontinue this medication and safely change to the use of effective benzodiazepine alternatives. Prescription medication is not the only option; you have other choices.
Lorazepam side effects can be truly troubling, which include the possibilities of addiction and severe withdrawal symptoms, and many individuals who take this medication or who are considering it would rather try natural alternatives to Lorazepam. Before trying this medication, it’s essential to be well aware of the many possible problems, side effects and adverse reactions that can occur. This medication falls into the category of medications called benzodiazepines. It is used for the treatment of social anxiety, panic disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Benzodiazepines are known for the chance of addiction, withdrawal symptoms, overdose, and other severe side effects. We offer the opportunity to get off medication comfortably and treat mental health naturally and effectively.
Lorazepam is also known as Ativan, a benzodiazepine and anxiolytic which enhances the effects of GABA, a neurotransmitter in the brain. GABA is the chemical in the brain that induces feelings of relaxation and calmness. The mechanisms in which Ativan works are not thoroughly understood within the medical community. Side effects are particularly prevalent though, and it could seem as though more studies are done on the side effects than the medication itself. Side effects often have a heavy influence on an individual’s desire to use Ativan alternatives, possible side effects include: weakness, dizziness, sedation, insomnia, unsteadiness, disorientation, nausea, depression, and change in appetite, sleep disturbance, skin symptoms, amnesia, gastrointestinal problems, and agitation. We can help you overcome side effects and other medication related issues so that you can transition into using a more effective alternative treatment plan.
AVOID Cold Turkey Withdrawal
When an individual has been using this medication for a long time and desires to transition into a Lorazepam alternatives treatment plan, they can experience physical withdrawal while the drug is leaving their system. Withdrawal can introduce many side effects including vomiting, convulsions, tremors, muscle cramps, and even seizures have occurred in individuals who stop the medication too abruptly. However, when withdrawal is done correctly, it can be fairly uncomplicated and entirely tolerable. If an individual has not started taking a benzodiazepine yet, but are considering it, these are some of the things that you may have to look forward to down the road (physical and psychological dependence, potentially serious side effects, drug tolerance, addiction, withdrawal symptoms). Our program employs treatments targeted to relieve withdrawal while this drug is leaving the system. We can help you quit using Lorazepam and live your life without residual anxiety and medication cravings.
Due to the severity of benzodiazepine withdrawal, extreme caution needs to be exercised when tapering an individual off of the drug. We provide medical Lorazepam alternatives help to ensure a safe and smooth withdrawal so that the person can successfully begin more effective alternatives to Lorazepam to manage their anxiety or other symptoms. This medication can offer a temporary fix to fend off panic and anxiety, but in the end it does not actually “treat” anxiety, there are several potential side effects to be contended with, and several users have developed an addiction to the drug. Our drug treatment program not only focuses on relieving withdrawal pain, but also on discovering the root sources and causes of initial symptoms that led to benzodiazepine use. We work at discovering the root causes of anxiety or other symptoms that led a person to be medicated.
Fortunately, everyone has options for treating panic and anxiety disorders. Although a small number of patients are successful with this benzodiazepine, a large number are not successful and turn to more natural Ativan alternatives to manage their condition. Anxiety and panic disorders are typically believed to be a result of chemical imbalances in the neurotransmitters, and benzodiazepines are supposed to act on correcting this imbalance. However, benzodiazepines spend all available GABA in order to produce sedating and calming effects. At some point thought, all the GABA is gone, and everything becomes too stimulating for the person. This only creates further imbalance in the brain. These same neurotransmitters can be influenced with natural substances that not only lessen sensations of anxiousness, but also help reduce depression, panic, as well as stress. Our medical staff members create customized plans for each client.
We Use A Scientific, Holistic Approach
At Alternative to Meds Center we find in most instances with anxiety that the person is suffering from an accumulation of neurotoxins including heavy toxic metals that are causing over stimulation in their nervous system. This is often what leads to the initial use of benzodiazepines. These medications are given to relieve anxiety and to help people sleep. When they are taken for long periods of time though, they usually bring more problems and side effects than they were prescribed to address, such as pronounced medication withdrawal. Our alternative techniques for this certain class of drugs include gentle taper methods, removal of neurotoxins that accumulated in the system from environmental sources or the drug, natural substances provide neurochemical support, peer support, and the beneficial effects of several relaxing therapies designed to lessen anxiety including acupuncture, massage, sauna and meditation.
The scientific methods we use to discontinue medication and stabilize brain function have assisted thousands. Our goal is long-term success for clients, not temporary fixes. We offer safe, holistic, non drug approaches to balance the brain. Call one of our trained counselors. Please call us to understand what Lorazepam alternatives help can be given to your loved one or you.
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.