Who Should Come to Novus, an inpatient facility?

Who Should Come to Novus, an inpatient facility?

We have received a number of requests for an explanation of the types of withdrawal situations that are best handled at an inpatient facility like Novus Medical Detox Center. The categories are:
  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Opiates/Opioids
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
ANTIDEPRESSANTS Antidepressants such as Lexapro, Effexor, Zoloft, Wellbutrin and Cymbalta are being increasingly prescribed for treatment of depression but also for a number of other reasons-PMS, elbow pain, and to stop smoking, just to name a few. While the manufacturers of these drugs acknowledge that they don't know exactly how their drugs work, they are intended to increase the presence of certain chemicals in the brain that are thought to help reduce feelings of depression. Of course, the biggest problem is that there are no medical tests that allow any doctor to determine if you have a deficit of these chemicals that the drugs are meant to increase. This is why these drugs routinely cause many unpleasant side effects and have even been linked to causing suicidal or homicidal behavior in people taking the drugs. It also may explain why most of the school shooters were taking these drugs. Some medical authorities have stated that 80% of the people on antidepressants will be able to withdraw with little or no withdrawal symptoms. Others believe that as many as 50% of people withdrawing from antidepressants will have problems. There seems to be agreement that these drugs can interfere with the way other drugs act in the body. This can cause imbalances in the amount of other drugs in the body, which can lead to more side effects if the withdrawal is not properly done. Withdrawal from antidepressants should be done under the guidance of a medical doctor and, if done on an outpatient basis, should be done gradually. A person should look at going to an inpatient medical detox center like Novus if needed. NOTE: This email is provided for general educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute (i) medical advice or counseling, (ii) the practice of medicine including psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy or the provision of health care diagnosis or treatment, (iii) the creation of a physician patient or clinical relationship, or (iv) an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of any third party product or service by the sender or the sender's affiliates, agents, employees, consultants or service providers. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly.

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