Success with Benzos, Opiates and Bipolar Disorder | Success Story
( Lithium, Prozac, Abilify, Lexapro, Trazodone, Risperidal, Lorazepam, Clonazepam )
I had been struggling with opiate and benzodiazepine addiction for over 5 years. At 23 I also had been diagnosed with Bi-polar, Clinical Depression, Mania, PTSD and Panic disorder. I had been prescribed everything marketed for these mental disorders, including lithium, Prozac, Abilify, Lexapro, trazodone, Risperdal, lorazepam and clonazepam. I was overmedicated and misdiagnosed. I could not work, socialize perform normal day to day tasks and isolated myself constantly. As you would deduct from this situation I was a classic case of dual diagnosis
When I walked into ATMC I was suicidal and had lost my will to live, my life had subsided into a sad pattern of heroin abuse and alcoholism, I needed help. ATMC gave me an opportunity to believe that I did not have to be on Psych medication to get down to the bottom of my pain, was an idea that I never even considered a possibility. I had a chance to express myself freely, take care of my body, educate myself on holistic healing, find myself spiritually and ultimately stay sober.
I am writing this 3 months clean and sober, 2 months medication free and ecstatic to finally blossom into a happy, healthy young woman.
Types Of Medications We Treat
We are licensed for medication withdrawal as a Level 2 Residential Behavioral Health Treatment Center, which is just below that of a Level 1 hospital. According to our licensing agency, we are the most committed in the State of Arizona, possibly the country, at helping people reduce and eliminate the need for medications. Most treatment centers actually put people on drugs and provide minimal counseling and a poor diet. We specialize in withdrawing people from psychiatric medication in a relaxed, luxurious, retreat-like setting.