Recovery from Medication

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Teens and adults of ages have experienced successful treatment for recovery from prescribed medications with LENS Neurofeedback. This scientifically advanced therapy accelerates rebuilding of brain receptors and healthy neuropathway for improved sleep, pain management, and self confidence.

Clients report feeling calmer with less withdrawal discomfort, less anxiety and nervousness. Treatment protocols provide relief form withdrawal and steady emotional resilience after the first session. 
·      Rebuild healthy neurological brain networks
·      Resets brain cells activity and neuropathways that normalize hormone balance. 
·      Restore comfort and emotional tranquility
Learn more about the benefits medication-free treatment protocols to help reestablish optimal health.
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Preparation for LENS Treatment

Changing medication dosages suddenly makes it hard to separate what changes in symptoms are from the neurofeedback, and what are from withdrawals. You can meet with our in-house psychiatrist or we will consult with you and your doctor about the right pace to reduce medications as neurofeedback rebalances symptoms.

Do not abruptly change your medications without medical supervision! Withdrawal symptoms may set in later and be much harder to clear.


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Withdrawal and Recovery from Medications

Valium, lorazepam (Ativan), alprazolam (Xanax), and clonazepam (Klonopin)are popular benzos that often cause symptoms when people stop taking them. Unfortunately, for some people benzodiazepines eventually stop working and actually produce more anxiety. Withdrawals can be difficult and take months, but many people feel the resulting clarity and contentment is well worth the trouble. If you are happy with your mental state on your current benzo dosage and do not want to change it as needed, you are not a good candidate for neurofeedback, because the benefits of your third session may be wiped out by the meds. If you can’t find a dosage that works well, or would rather not take medications, drug-free LENS may be a good fit for you.

People tapering off medications feel clearer and more functional with LENS Neurofeedback. The Echo Rock Neurotherapy psychiatrist helps clients determine tolerance. The medication produces weak benefits and strong side effects. LENS treatment makes your brain more alert and responsive to whatever you ingest: coffee, alcohol, and yes, your meds. Tell your prescribing physician to adjust your dosage after treatments.

Anti-seizure medications can also sometimes have strong side effects without corresponding benefits, especially seroquel. Opioid addiction is easier to treat with neurofeedback than benzo withdrawal. SSRI anti-depression meds also need a doctors support to taper off dosage.


Medication Half-life Chart

The benzodiazepine family are the most difficult medications to adjust to the optimal dosage. They include: Klonopin, ativan, xanax,valium, lorazepam and others ending in “pam”. For more info click here.

DO NOT suddenly stop taking any medication without medical supervision–you may make withdrawal more difficult later.

Use the chart  below to learn more about the difficulty of withdrawal from your benzos.  A shorter half life means greater difficulty, A longer half life means easier withdrawal. PLease consult your prescribing provider. Mention the Ashton Protocol.