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Last Updated on August 8, 2021 by Carol Gillette

Alternative to Meds Editorial Team Published Nov 4, 2019
Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

We know that there are better answers out there for solving problems besides taking Remeron and developing problems with Remeron addiction or dependence and eventual withdrawal symptoms. Remeron dependence may not be as commonly seen as, for instance, opiate addiction. Nonetheless, this addiction seems to be increasingly occurring and can create just as troublesome side effects as many other drug addictions. After becoming addicted, a person often requires Remeron addiction treatment to overcome it. This medication is usually prescribed for depression, anxiousness, or insomnia.

How Does Addiction to Remeron Develop?

This specific antidepressant may cause an individual to feel overly drowsy upon consumption, and this medication can significantly help to induce sleep. Some individuals may become addicted to these feelings of which the drug is producing. Some may not be aware of their dependence on this medication. Whether the person is actively seeking to abuse the medication or the individual is unknowingly forming an addiction to regular use of the medication, long term use is incredibly likely to eventually cause the user to form a dependence and tolerance to this drug.

Is Remeron Addiction Possible Even When Non-Prescribed?

Even though it is an antidepressant, since it produces effects of sleepiness, drowsiness, relaxation or even sedation; Remeron dependence has serious risks associated with it. First of all, some persons may take this drug without a prescription for it. Some individuals prescribed or not, take this medication in combination with other intoxicating substances such as alcohol or other drugs. Taking this medication without being prescribed to it by a medical doctor is dangerous for many reasons: this medication can have serious interactions with other drugs, it can cause overdose if taken in excess, produce severe side effects, adverse or allergic reactions, and many other problems which the user may not be aware of because they were not given the medication by a doctor.

What About Adverse Interactions When Combining Remeron and Other Substances?

Taking this medication in combination with other drugs or alcohol presents extreme dangers as well, including overdose and severe drug interactions, which can be fatal. Remeron is metabolized in the liver by CYP enzymes. CYP enzymes are enzymes that are majorly involved in the metabolism of drugs, and because many drugs can decrease or increase certain CYP activity, this is one major cause of adverse interactions between drugs. For example, when the first drug limits CYP metabolism of the second drug, the second can accumulate in the body to levels that are toxic, potentially causing an overdose.

Why is Remeron Addiction So Hard to Deal With On Your Own?

Abusing this medication can be dangerous in several different ways, and though a person may want to stop using this drug, they are often afraid of suffering Remeron antidepressant addiction withdrawal symptoms. However, withdrawing from this medication can be done safely, simply, and made tolerable as long as one has proper Remeron addiction help. Remeron withdrawal may be a very difficult monster to manage on your own, as this can be a very challenging medication to stop taking without medical guidance. Whether you have a prescription for this medication or not, or have been abusing it, medical providers will not judge or refuse you treatment. The safest way to withdraw from this addiction is in an inpatient Remeron rehab center with a protocol of hydration, supplementation, and vitamins.1

Can Depression Be Treated Without Addictive Drugs like Remeron?

Persons are usually put on antidepressant drugs before there have been any significant efforts to investigate why they may be depressed or suffering from lack of sleep. For many persons, it is typically after or during an event that is emotionally traumatic that they start using these medications. But years later they are likely still on the drug and as well, now they could be suffering with antidepressant addiction and withdrawal.2

Where to Find the Best Treatment for Remeron Addiction?

Alternative to Meds Center is a drug treatment facility that is dedicated to discovering the medical reasons why an individual could be depressed, feeling anxious, or having trouble sleeping. Our Remeron alternative rehab protocol includes lab testing, natural substances for stabilization of the neurochemistry, methods of body cleansing to remove accumulated environmental toxins, medication withdrawal techniques, targeted nutrition therapy, amino therapy, peer support, personal exercise training, yoga, massage and many other natural therapies that address depression. Please call us for more details on our Remeron addiction help that we offer.

1. NCBI publication, “Clinical Guidelines of Withdrawal Management” [INTERNET] [accessed 2019 Oct 21]

2. Harvard publication, “What Causes Depression- Onset of depression more complex than a brain chemical imbalance?” published June 24, 2019, [INTERNET] [accessed 2019 Oct 21]

Originally Published by Diane Ridaeus Nov 4, 2019

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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