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Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Lyle Murphy

Knowing what we know about Xanax alternatives, we continue to be dismayed that the medical profession, particularly medical detox facilities, continue to largely butcher Xanax withdrawal.

Benzodiazepines like Xanax cannot be treated like other drug withdrawals. The process needs to be performed strategically and compassionately.

Feeling alone in this struggle?
So did we.

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At Alternative to Meds, more than 77% of our clients have successful long-term outcomes after doing our program as reflected in our published evidence over the last 15 years. Many people have become trapped into continuing to take benzodiazepines just because of the fear of the withdrawals, which can be absolutely ruinous. There is a softer, kinder way to free yourself from benzos using our alternatives to Xanax or other drugs. This allows for a natural healing process and the vast majority of our clients have experienced this welcome relief.
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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 Offer Tailored Xanax Alternatives

natural alternatives to xanaxWe offer Xanax alternatives, meaning drug-free solutions that can help you achieve lasting relief. We offer safe, effective, and proven solutions to stabilize the brain and balance the body. We investigate and correct the source of the problems that resulted in being prescribed Xanax.

For most persons, rapid Xanax withdrawal doesn’t relieve their trouble as anxiety will stay behind even if the medication is gone. We do not advise it.

In contrast, Xanax alternative medicine includes the use of natural remedies that can be derived from a broad range of different types of foods, herbs, vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and supplements. Nutritional therapy means designing and implementing a corrected diet along with these natural substances to stabilize brain chemistry. Prior to providing these nutritional treatments, lab testing identifies deficiencies, toxicity levels, and other imbalances. Through investigative techniques such as lab testing, we are able to identify the source of the symptoms and then fix them.

natural xanax treatmentExamples of natural herbs and remedies which can be used as Xanax substitutes include motherwort, skullcap, catnip tea, hops, chamomile tea,2 and St. John’s wort. Both motherwort and St. John’s wort help stabilize emotions. Hops have a relaxing effect on the nervous system. Skullcap nourishes the nervous system, eases anxiety, and induces relaxation. Catnip tea also has relaxing effects. Kava kava is a well known natural medicine to alleviate anxiety. Valerian is another well known, natural, powerful anxiety reliever that can also be used at night to induce sleep. Many insomnia sufferers name anxieties as the main impediment to falling and/or staying asleep. We create an entirely customized treatment regimen for each of our clients. Treatment regimens also include nutritional education, counseling, body detoxification, life coaching, physical training, medication tapering, stabilization of the neurochemistry, and addressing genetic factors that may be interfering with metabolism, etc.

Healthy Food for mental healthFood can be used as therapy for anxiety, too.

As an example, onions and celery both have high amounts of potassium and folic acid. When a person is deficient in potassium or folic acid, the deficiency alone may be enough to cause anxiousness and nervousness.

Getting into the habit of eating healthy, whole foods may help result in a major reduction of anxiety. Studies show efficacy using food-based alternative treatments to drugs for improved mental health.3 Our chef serves wholesome, organic, and tasteful food.

Orthomolecular principles in food prep can serve up such an amazing dose of healing, it almost seems magical. But it is based on science.

Counseling and Other Therapeutics as Xanax Alternatives

counseling can relieve anxietySome of the best Xanax alternatives help also include counseling. We offer a multitude of genres of talk therapy, including CBT, DBT, Life Coaching, and more.

Other therapeutics can reduce anxiety significantly, such as yoga, meditation, massage therapy, and acupuncture. Multifaceted treatment plans are customized for each client by professionals in their field who deliver or teach their discipline to our clients.

Having all these resources to hand at our center makes it easy for our clients to get every type of treatment without delay.

Staggering Xanax Overdose Rates!

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The overdose rates of Xanax have reached stratospheric levels. Overdoses on benzodiazepines in teenage populations increased by 54% between the years 2000 and 2015.1 It is time that we started considering other ways of treating our busy lives and anxieties besides addictive drugging.

Alternatives to Xanax (sold as alprazolam) include natural medicine, calming therapies, relaxing practices, herbal remedies, counseling, change in diet, and much more. Natural and alternative treatments for anxiety have been used for ages, long before prescription drugs like benzodiazepines were developed. It is a blessing from nature that these straightforward, but powerful alternatives exist. Xanax is highly addictive, has a high risk of abuse, can come with many side effects — and can be incredibly difficult to withdraw from. Many individuals would be blown away by the power of Xanax natural alternatives and how efficient they are. Our goal is to offer clients lasting relief and long-term success. The benzodiazepine alternatives we provide are targeted to correct underlying causes of symptoms as well as to obtain immediate relief from symptoms.

Even though benzos are prescribed to help relieve anxiety and to promote sleep, they often end up causing many more problems than the drug was prescribed to control. To understand why benzos may cause problematic side effects or be ineffective, the real causes of anxiety should be examined first. Toxins and neurotoxins, which collect in a person’s body throughout their lifetime, usually produce effects of an over-stimulated nervous system. Toxins include aspartame, heavy metals, mycotoxins from mold, and literally thousands of other toxic chemicals in our hygiene and cleaning products and in processed foods. An overly demanding workplace, a foundering marriage, and other stressors may be added to toxicity, and it can become too much. Often, this is where an individual is at prior to being prescribed benzodiazepines. Toxins can significantly impact endocrine gland performance, cause hormonal imbalances, and adrenal burnout or cortisol elevation. Even the source of anxiety can be better addressed without Xanax as Xanax covers up symptoms instead of correcting them.

stabilize brain chemistryAt Alternative to Meds Center, in the majority of anxiety cases, we find that there is an accumulation of neurotoxins such as heavy metals in the person’s body over-stimulating their nervous system.

Our methods for this particular type of medication include gradual cessation, combined with the safe removal of neurotoxins accumulated in the person’s body — from the medication or from their environment– as well as nutritional neurochemical support,5 peer support, and the many benefits of other therapies for relaxation.

Natural Alternatives to Xanax include:

  • CBT and other forms of counseling
  • Change in diet*
  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Natural remedies for sleep
  • Music therapy
  • Equine therapy

*Hilimire et al’s 2015 study showed that eating fermented foods containing probiotics have an anxiolytic effect, and for example, can reduce social anxiety.

Xanax Alternatives Treatment at Alternative to Meds Center

Our focus is to provide long-term success and to teach our clients how to remain healthy and happy without drugs. Professional counselors are here now to answer questions.

Please call us at Alternative to Meds Center today. We can explain the program in detail, including the length of program, costs, insurance coverage, and you can learn more about the best Xanax alternatives available to you or your loved one.

Read Our eBook on the Alternatives to Benzodiazepines

1. Friedrich J, Geng X, Sun C, Callelo D, “Child and adolescent benzodiazepine exposure and overdose in the United States: 16 years of poison center data.” Clinical Toxicology 58(5):1-7, 2019 Oct [Internet] [cited 2020 July 12]

2. Amsterdam J, Li Y, Soeller I, Rockwell K, Mao J, Shults J, “A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Oral Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Extract Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.” Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology [Internet] 2009 Aug (4), 378-82 DOI: 10.1097/JCP.0b013e3181ac935c [cited 2020 Jul 12]

3. Rao TS, Rao KS, Ramesh BN, “Understanding nutrition, depression and mental illnesses.” Indian Journal of Psychiatry [Internet] 2008 Apr-Jun [cited 2020 Jul 12]

4. Kiecolt-Glaser J et al., “Omega-3 supplementation lowers inflammation and anxiety in medical students: a randomized and controlled trial.” Brain Behav Immun PMID 21784145 [Internet] 2011 Nov [cited 2020 Nov 20]

5. Hilimire M et al., “Fermented foods, neuroticism, and social anxiety: an interaction model.” Psychiatry Res 2015 Aug 15 [Internet] PMID 25998000 [cited 2020 Nov 20]

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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