Drug Lowering Program

About the Drug Lowering Program

Would you like to lower your use of prescription drugs? A new survey commissioned by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine reveals that almost half of those treated by naturopathic doctors reported a reduction of their prescription drugs. In addition, 40% reported fewer visits to their family doctor and hospital visits were reduced by 30%. When calculated from a dollar saving perspective, it is in the billions - all as a result of the care they received from naturopathic doctors. 

About the Drug Lowering Program

For the past 20 years, EnerChanges have been able to successfully decrease patients’ reliance on pharmaceutical drugs, even patients that were told they could never remove or decrease their prescription. These success stories are the closest thing that any optimal aging doctor has to brag about. The life-changing result of a patient becoming healthier (reversing their disease condition), is our trophy. 

The truth is that most drugs should not be used long term. The short term use of drugs can help you cope when life becomes overwhelming, it can even save your life. But in the long run, most drugs fall very short of their claims.

The goal of EnerChanges’ Drug Lowering Program is simple: decrease as many drugs as possible while increasing the patient’s overall quality of life. This includes every type of drug, but by far the most common are antidepressants, statin, and blood pressure medication.
 
This revolutionary program means giving the body what it needs when it needs it. Your withdrawal recovery program will be individualized to meet your specific biochemical needs. This involves dietary changes, nutritional and hormonal support, and if needed, mental-emotional coaching. 

Addictions

Our recovery treatment from drugs that affect mood (antidepressants, anti-anxiety, street drugs, etc. ), are tailored to include specific amino acids to help reactivate damaged or drug desensitized neuroreceptors in the brain.
 
The most challenging part of drug detox is retraining the brain. Without proper treatment, decreasing medications (or street drugs) often results in a rebound effect leaving the person more susceptible to addictive tendencies, reinforcing the cycle of drug abuse.

EnerChanges had numerous treatments aimed to repair damaged proteins in a drug user’s brain, giving the brain the chemicals that it is craving, but in a healthier way. 

 

Wonder whether you have an addiction?  Check the boxes that apply below:

  • You find yourself focusing on drugs.

  • The thought of living without the drug seems impossible or painful.

  • You are in jeopardy of losing your job or family because of your drug use.

  • You use recreational drugs when you are alone.

  • You feel trapped and can’t go on living the way you’re living.

  • You hide your drug use or the amount you use.

  • You refuse to go to places where you cannot use your drug.

  • You use drugs to cover up emotional pain like anger, loss, loneliness.

  • Friends and family have commented on your use being excessive.

  • You feel that you are beyond help.

  • You continue to use drugs despite negative consequences.

  • Your drug use interferes with sleeping and eating.

  • Your drug use is affecting your financial stability.

  • You have made unsuccessful attempts at cutting back on your drug use.

  • Your drug use is affecting your family and relationships.

Withdrawal from narcotics, whether street drugs or prescribed medication, is physically and psychologically painful, and often requires assistance from a medical professional. EnerChanges Drug Lowering Program uses nutritional, botanical, and hormonal options to alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal. These include intravenous vitamin therapy with amino acids and powerful nutraceuticals such as Rhodiola, GABA, L-theanine, and magnesium. When necessary, other low-risk medications can be prescribed to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.

What it looks like

It is highly recommended to make an appointment with Enerchanges before beginning the process of tapering your dose of narcotics. There are several steps that need to be taken first before beginning.  Whether we are helping someone detox off of coffee, sugar, cigarettes, Vicodin, or heroin, we always build them up first before beginning the process of removing the addictive agent. This build-up phase looks at all possible contributing factors: nutrition, overall health, environment, and mental health. 

 

The first step to lowering your medications and decreasing your reliance is to take a functional medical assessment that looks for conditions in the body (i.e. functional & chemical disorders, neurotransmitter levels, nutritional deficiencies, etc.) that contribute to addictive behaviors, and addiction in general. This allows us to individualize your withdrawal and recovery program based on your specific biochemical needs.
 
We then proceed to the detox process which emphasizes minimizing withdrawal side effects. As detox progresses, we are then able to begin the “Restoration and Repair Phase” of our treatment which emphasizes restoring neurotransmitter levels to normal levels while repairing damaged neuroreceptors.
 
If you are struggling or suffering in any way as a result of pharmaceutical or recreational drug dependency, call today to book your consultation and begin the journey to a healthy you.
 

To book a consultation, call 604-565-8380

601 W Broadway L6, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2

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