Treatment Options for Antidepressant Withdrawal
The best treatment option for antidepressant withdrawal is tapering. Tapering refers to slowly reducing the dose of a medication over time, preventing the central nervous system from going into withdrawal and from the more severe and dangerous symptoms from developing.
Medications Used for Antidepressant Withdrawal
In some cases, another antidepressant medication might be utilized to decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms. If you are making the switch from one antidepressant medication to another, your prescribing physician might introduce a small dose of the new antidepressant before you have fully weaned off of the other medication. If you are completely withdrawing from antidepressant medications as a whole and you have a personal history of mental illness or pre-existing health concerns, your doctor or detox team will develop a plan of action that meets all of your individualized clinical needs.
Long-Term Antidepressants Addiction Recovery
At Immersion Recovery Center we break our medical detox program down into three distinct stages: evaluation, stabilization and preparation. Upon admission to our detox program each client undergoes a detailed and in-depth addiction assessment, or evaluation. We ask a series of pertinent questions, including:
- What type of substance/substances were being used, and for how long?
- Have you ever been diagnosed or treated for an underlying mental or physical condition, such as a mental illness or chronic health concern?
- Have you undergone treatment for a substance use disorder in the past?
- How much of the antidepressant medication were you using on a daily basis/what dosage were you taking?
The questions we ask during the initial assessment help our clinical and medical team determine which detox methods are the most appropriate for each unique case. Next, we focus our attention on physical stabilization. Clients are able to relax in their private or semi-private bedrooms, and they have the opportunity to participate in group workshops and behavioral therapy sessions if they are feeling up to doing so. The physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal are treated as soon as they develop, seeing as our team of licensed medical professionals are available 24-hours a day. Our main priority is making the detox process as comfortable as possible. Once physical stabilization has been achieved, clients make a smooth transition into the next appropriate level of clinical care. In most cases, this means transitioning into a residential inpatient treatment center. At Immersion Recovery Center we offer a multi-staged program of recovery, which includes:
Long-term drug addiction recovery is always possible. With an individualized and effective treatment program in place, even the most severe cases of antidepressant dependence can be overcome. today to learn more or to get started with our simple and straightforward admissions process.