Valium (benzodiazepine) overdoses are a serious problem which is why it is critically important to seek out Valium alternatives treatment.
We have the needed expertise to design effective, natural Valium alternatives treatment protocols, customized to your specific situation.
Are you feeling alone in this struggle? So did we.
Alternative to Meds has been the expert on Valium withdrawal for over 15 years. We have published evidence regarding our clients’ tremendous success. Some people are less affected by withdrawing from benzodiazepines, but others do suffer horrendous reactions. These are harsh and pervasive medications and without proper help, consequences can last for years. Our aim is to help mitigate and resolve these negatives and using alternatives to antidepressants, provide real relief without the backlash. Each person is unique and needs to be treated as such.
15 Years Experience by Professionals Who Understand Your Journey.
You probably already know the horrors of this drug. Benzodiazepines are typically more difficult to withdraw from than 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.
We Have Safe, Healthy Valium Alternatives
At Alternative to Meds Center, we have found specific methods of Valium alternatives treatment that allow individuals to slowly taper off this drug, and start using safe, natural alternative treatments. Prescription medication isn’t the only answer for mental health problems. We use drug-free solutions that can help you. For each client’s success, multifaceted treatment regimens are customized.
We believe that there are other answers besides medication. Drug-free options for anxiety include cognitive-behavioral therapy ( CBT ). CBT has been proven through research to be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders — for which Valium ( diazepam ) is commonly prescribed to treat. Valium has potentially severe side effects and problems associated with prolonged use ( 4 or more weeks ) such as developing a physical and/or psychological dependence on Valium, Valium withdrawal symptoms, adverse events, and side effects such as impaired judgment, tremors, or convulsions. When such problems arise, many people seek Valium substitutes. We can help you get off your medication with minimal discomfort and start the use of side effect free, non-habit forming benzodiazepine alternatives.
Valium, also known as diazepam, belongs to a class of medications typically prescribed for anxiety called benzodiazepines. Some of the common medications that may be prescribed as an alternative to Valium include antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ( SSRIs ) like fluoxetine ( Prozac ), tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline ( Elavil, Endep ), monoamine oxidase inhibitors ( MAOIs ) such as phenelzine ( Nardil ), and other various medications used for anxiety such as buspirone ( Buspar ). The above-mentioned antidepressants and prescription medications which may be used as alternatives to Valium carry many of the same side effect risks as Valium and may result in worsening anxiety, making an individual’s life even more difficult. Effective drug-free Valium natural alternatives exist such as counseling, nutritional therapy, supplementation, lifestyle change, detoxification, and a multitude of other healing therapies and activities.
We Use Holistic, Scientifically Proven Methods
In order to manage anxiety without the side effects and problems associated with Valium, antidepressants, and other prescription drugs, it is necessary to look at the underlying issues which originally led to Valium use. We search for and corrects underlying issues. Every person is different and requires certain unique needs to be met in order to overcome anxiety and prevent anxiety attacks. An alternative treatment plan for anxiety may include talk therapy or counseling, dietary changes or nutritional therapy, herbal supplements or vitamins, exercise or physical activities, relaxation techniques, massage, yoga, meditation, or acupuncture. And there are many other effective therapeutic approaches to alternative anxiety treatment. Use of Valium or other prescription drugs should not be stopped without consulting a medical professional. If you are not happy with the effects of Valium, We can help you get off this medication and provide you with the best available alternative methods. We focus on identifying and correcting the original problems that led to being prescribed Valium.
Counseling, talk therapy, or other therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy are an effective aspect to incorporate into Valium alternatives treatment plans. Some nutritional and vitamin therapies have been proven to aid the symptoms of anxiety. Supplements like Valerian and Kava can calm the nerves, help induce sleep, and quickly relieve anxiety. Though sometimes anxiety may be a result of nutritional deficits, using the right vitamins and supplements, these deficits can be corrected which in turn aids the process of relieving symptoms of anxiety. Such deficits may also be attributed to the use of Valium or other prescription drugs as Valium can cause a residual build-up of toxins in the body. Until these toxins are removed or replaced with the essential nutrients that the body needs, the body may be unable to function properly. We provide comprehensive nutritional, vitamin and supplement therapies. We use safe, proven alternatives to balance the body and stabilize the brain.
Vitamin B3 has many different names, but there are only three forms of it: niacin, niacinamide, and hexaniacinate. The second form, niacinamide (amide of niacin), has been found during scientific studies to have similar or stronger effects of anxiety relief than benzodiazepines, without the dangerous side effects and highly addictive properties of benzodiazepines. Other basic forms of relief include natural remedies for anxiety, aromatherapy with anxiety-relieving aromas such as lavender or chamomile, and anxiety-relieving activities. Natural anxiety-relieving activities include meditation, yoga, massage, exercise, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, walking, swimming, deep breathing techniques, relaxation practices, hypnosis, and many other effective methods of Valium alternative medicine to choose from. We can assist you in getting off Valium without pain and continuing your life without anxiety or prescription drugs.
Though this medication is given to individuals to help lessen their anxiety or promote sleep, when it is used for a long time, it often ends up causing more side effects or other problems than it was initially prescribed to address. At Alternative to Meds Center, we find that in most cases of anxiety, the person has collected neurotoxins such as heavy metals which are over-stimulating to their nervous system. Additional toxins including aspartame, MSG mycotoxins that come from mold and virtually thousands of other chemicals in regular hygiene products, cleaning products, and processed food have similar stimulating effects on the nervous system. This could be what led to symptoms of anxiety and the use of this medication in the first place. Even the originating causes of anxiety can be addressed more efficiently without Valium.
Our methods include the removal of toxins so that the individual is easily able to stay off the medication without ongoing anxiety. Benzodiazepines are the most frequently addressed class of medications at Alternative to Meds Center as withdrawal without support can present extreme challenges. Our program for this particular type of medication includes careful taper methods, accumulated neurotoxin removal, neurochemical stability using natural substances, support from peers, and the benefits of several therapies created to promote relaxation such as massage therapy, acupuncture, sauna, and meditation. Call us to learn more about the underlying reasons why an individual may have been prescribed benzodiazepines in the first place and how we help to effectively manage anxiety with scientifically proven Valium alternatives help.
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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.
Diane is an avid supporter and researcher of natural mental health strategies. Diane received her medical writing and science communication certification through Stanford University and has published over 3 million words (the equivalent of about 60 Agatha Christie novels!) on the topics of holistic health, addiction, recovery, and alternative medicine. She has proudly worked with the Alternative to Meds Center since its inception and is grateful for the opportunity to help the founding members develop this world-class center that has helped so many thousands regain natural mental health.