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Drug Detoxification and Elimination

We live in a toxic world.  Unfortunately, many physicians are not aware of the significant toxic burden that is added by layering an assortment of prescription drugs on their patients.  The more drugs a patient takes, the greater the chance of significant adverse effects from those drugs.  Older people, especially, are sensitive to these adverse effects.  When it is safe, and possible to do so, drugs and drug dosages should be reduced. We specialize in helping people get off drugs, including prescription drugs that are causing them problems or that they no longer desire to continue.

Psychiatric medications, including sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-depressants and anti-psychotic agents are withdrawn gradually over a period of weeks to several months, one at a time, in order to avoid significant withdrawal effects.  They can be discontinued more quickly when patients have been taking them for only days or a few weeks.

We have found that adding certain nutritional supplements make withdrawal much easier.  These include magnesium and calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, SAM-e, B- complex vitamins, inositol, and amino acids such as 5HTP or tryptophan.  Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids given intravenously are especially helpful in minimizing withdrawal symptoms.  These treatments are available in our office IV treatment room, where therapy is provided in comfortable surroundings in little over an hour.

Sauna therapy is a particular successful method of enhancing detoxification from drugs as well as virtually any toxic material, including environmental toxins.  Many patients with chronic fatigue, chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, stress disorders and cognitive problems have benefited from sauna therapy.  We have access to several facilities offering intensive sauna therapy programs that really help the person handle the basic problem.

To hear Dr. Allan Sosin talk on the destructive effects of psychiatric drugs, as well as alternatives to them, click here.

We have years of experience helping thousands of people discontinue their use of illicit, psychiatric, and other prescription drugs. Please call reception at (949) 600-5100 for more information.

  • This information is provided for educational purposes only. Never add, change, or discontinue medication or treatment without first consulting your doctor. To make an appointment with a doctor at the Institute for Progressive Medicine, please call 949-600-5100.