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Written by Lyle Murphy Published Dec 7, 2019
Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

At Alternative to Meds Center we truly enjoy witnessing the success of our clients, as we teach our clients how to avoid the overwhelm often associated with Restoril tapering: weaning off Restoril can be quite comfortable when Restoril titration is done correctly.

Restoril tapering is one giant step on the journey back from dependence on benzodiazepine drugs.

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Delivering expert help with Restoril tapering, weaning and titration, Alternative to Meds has been at it for longer than 15 years now. Over this time, we collected and have now published evidence to share our success. For those who are struggling with benzodiazepine weaning and titration, our program can assist where others could not. We know where the potential barriers are, such as toxic neurology, and nutritional deficiencies that can be tested for and accurately corrected. After these corrections, one’s neurochemistry can regulate. And of course, in all our programs, the key to success is found in individualized protocols and attentive, compassionate care.
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Restoril Tapering – Help for Anxiety Naturally

Restoril tapering does not have to be fraught with pain, fear, and suffering. We have helped thousands of clients find an alternative and proven path to mental wellness without pharmaceutical drugs like Valium, Xanax, or other anti-anxiety drugs. No drug can “cure” anxiety, and too often, the consequences of such prescription drug treatment can result in increased and unnecessary distress.1 Tapering from benzodiazepines can be made much easier to tolerate when preparation steps are done adequately before weaning off Restoril and other anti-anxiety drugs.

A Neglected Area of Health:  A Thorough Cleanout of Neurotoxins.

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Before Restoril tapering is begun, the client can enjoy some relief from this preparatory action. Typically clients report improved sleep, calmer mood, and increased energy just from this very gentle pre-tapering step. This is because neurotoxins build up internally over a lifetime of chemical exposures to industrial compounds, air and water pollutants, food additives, heavy metal accumulations, and other sources. These toxic substances not only prevent the absorption of nutrients on a daily basis but also play havoc with normal neurotransmitter functions over time. With repeated exposures, these damaging effects tend to become progressively worse.2 It is no wonder that after their removal, many problematic symptoms can fade a little, a lot, or disappear altogether. This is an optimal time to begin customized Restoril titration under the care and guidance of medical staff.

Examples of Restoril Tapering Tools in Holistic Treatment

*Randomized trials showed evidence that Reiki is an effective therapy for pain management as well as relief from anxiety.

Why is Restoril Tapering So Popular at Alternative to Meds?

Over the last 15 years, we have developed and refined our benzodiazepine tapering programs. A multi-phased approach allows the body to gradually and gently normalize after being ravaged by heavy drugs, perhaps non-optimum nutrition, and other circumstances and lifestyle choices that can be transitioned with care and guidance. In these ways, each client has the opportunity to attain a much more robust level of health and wellness. Each person is a unique individual and so the program is tailored specifically to meet the needs of each client.

Clients receive attentive and compassionate assistance all the way through their stay, from our amazing roster of medical doctors, holistic psychiatrists, clinicians, caregivers, and therapists. But in addition, clients receive a thorough education in matters of vital importance. These include learning the various roles that nutrition can play in brain and body health. This is especially helpful as they have access to their test results and can see exactly where and how neurotransmitter health can be supported and improved without drugs.

Other classes teach skills in stress reduction, holistic pain management, mood management, equine therapy, and many other essentials. In this way, the client is not only nurtured, but also gently and confidently put back in the driver’s seat when it comes to self-managing these fundamentals for health, energy, and happiness.

How Does Orthomolecular-Based Treatment Help in Restoril Tapering?

Decades of research on corrective nutritional protocols are available to draw upon, in selecting holistic pathways to improved neurochemistry and other health issues.3 In this way, the drug-based “norm” that passes for treatment in modern medicine can be bypassed. Drug-based “mental health treatments” seek only to numb the patient to their symptoms and are not designed to cure or fix anything at all. In stark contrast, orthomolecular medicine is the therapeutic use of nutrition to produce natural mental health and general health improvements. Such nutrition-based medicine has shown to be especially beneficial for those weaning off heavy drugs such as Restoril ( temazepam ) and other medications as well.2

nebulized glutathione

Therapeutic nutrition includes giving supplements, both IV and oral, specifically chosen to coordinate with the needs of the client. Supplements are pharmaceutical grade, and they are whole-food derived. We also design an individual diet and supplementation plan geared towards supporting the repair of damaged or compromised neurochemistry in the human body. Lab testing and coordination between the client and their care team inform how their best corrective nutritional therapy should be implemented. The elimination of stimulants such as sugars and caffeine would be one simple example, especially for those persons who wish to normalize hormones and other neurotransmitters which benzodiazepines can disrupt. Utilizing nebulized glutathione is another popular method of helping to restore the body by using natural substances that the body can use in its self-repair. 2,3

Meal planning is another useful application of orthomolecular-based treatment. Meals are prepared without chemicals, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, and clear of food additives like MSG or other poisons. Meals are prepared from mostly fresh organic locally sourced produce and non-GMO products. Daily consumption of at least one serving of fermented food provides another building block for restoring a healthy gut and digestive functions.

A healthy microbiome is essential as the gut is where the body produces most of the neurotransmitters and hormones that regulate and maintain human health. These actions help the process of Restoril weaning and titration to a marked degree.

Orthomolecular Treatment for Psychiatric Disorders

holistic mental health treatmentsThe floodgates have opened wide of late when it comes to the use of nutritional factors in the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as bipolar, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and others. While the pharmaceutical industry has turned a cold shoulder toward much of this body of research, familiarity with this knowledge is rising as more physicians and psychiatrists become more confident in taking this approach to holistic mental health treatments. It is now well established that vitamin deficiencies can play a huge role in symptoms such as depression and anxiety. With this knowledge, it becomes clear that simply masking symptoms with heavy drugs is no longer the only or the best choice as the first line of treatment.2,4,5

For more than 15 years Alternative to Meds Center has implemented orthomolecular medicine and many other holistic protocols in helping clients to overcome the challenges of impaired mental health, as well as walking back the negative effects of pharmaceutical drugs as part of well-balanced, safe, and gentle drug tapering. The goal is improved mental health, and a lessened need to rely on prescription medications for relief. There are much better solutions than harsh, aggressively disruptive drugs that cannot actually restore the things needed to sustainably return you to better health.2,3

For More Information About Restoril Tapering

Contact Alternative to Meds Center today and find out how easy it might be to enroll yourself or your loved one. You can ask us about insurance coverage and other questions about the program about which we would be happy to share more information with you.

If you have been searching for the best Restoril tapering program, or just want more information about the center, insurance coverage, or your other questions, please get in touch and we will help and guide you carefully along your path to a brighter, healthier future.


1. “Well-Known Mechanism Underlies Benzodiazepines Addictive Properties” National Institute on Drug Abuse [INTERNET] N.D. [cited 2019 Dec 4]

2. Dr. Peter Breggin, “Benzos and Other Sleep Medications: Deadly and Unnecessary” [INTERNET: Breggin.com] March 23, 2012 [cited 2019 Dec 4]

3. Janson “Orthomolecular medicine: the therapeutic use of dietary supplements for anti-aging” National Library of Medicine [INTERNET] September 2006 [cited 2019 Dec 5]

4. Zell, M “An orthomolecular approach to the prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders” College of Pharmacology, University of Florida ]INTERNET] Fall of 2012 [cited 2019 Dec 5]

5. “What Causes Depression?” The University of Harvard, 2009 June, [INTERNET] updated 2019 Jun 24 [cited 2020 Jul 9]



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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