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The decision to taper off of medications is not one to make lightly. The more information you have about what to expect if and when you do begin to taper, the better informed that decision will be. To that end, I would like to highlight the physical, emotional, and...
We are born into a toxic world. A 2004 study showed 287 toxins found in the umbilical cords of babies who were tested for them. These include “pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage.” [i] The air we breathe, the...
So few people choose to live an actualized life – a life without a ready means of escape. Those of you who have chosen to extricate yourself from medicinal prison, to remove the toxins impairing your body and mind, and to reclaim the best of yourself have marshalled...
This afternoon I met with a man who tried to kill himself last week because of complications he felt from the medication he was taking. His father and brother were there as well. Like many people on benzos or opiates long term, he had felt so disjointed and broken...
Tens of millions of people worldwide use psychiatric medication prescribed to them by well-intentioned medical practitioners. Some, on a short term basis, may see stabilization and moderate improvement. Others, who have been on such medications long-term, face an uncertain future of ever increasing dosages; physiological and psychological dependence; the introduction of the new, stronger medications; the appearance of unanticipated, debilitating side-effects; and a general downward spiral into a state of diminished mental and physical health.
It is our belief that we face nothing less than a crisis in the field of mental health in part created by the over-prescription and chronic use of these drugs, especially in untested combinations. It is our desire to empower doctors, health professionals and patients with the knowledge necessary to precipitate withdrawal from these drugs as quickly as prudence dictates, and to explore holistic methods of achieving mental stability and happiness. At the Holistic Mental Health Institute (HMHI), we are dedicated to researching effective environmental, orthomolecular, and integrative alternatives to the long-term use of psychiatric medication to treat chronic mental health problems.
We strive to educating patients and prescribers about the viability of such alternatives. We are committed to make the institute the go-to source of funding for those individuals who desire to taper off and then replace their psychiatric medication with holistic alternatives. Lastly, we seek to create an informational clearing house where individuals who have suffered from long-term use of psychiatric medication use can strategize legal recourse.
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Nothing on this website is intended to be taken as medical advice. Always consult with your doctor before altering your medications. Any medication changes should be done only after proper evaluation and under medical supervision. Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it may not only be dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision.