A Guide to Coming off… Tranquilizers, Antidepressants (S.S.R.I.s, M.A.O.s) & More – Using Amino Acids and Nutrients
Are you battling an addiction to prescription drugs?
Prescription drug addiction is a hidden epidemic. Many people abuse prescription drugs unknowingly, and before you realize, you are hooked.
This step-by-step guide provides a safe, gradual withdrawal from tranquilizers, antidepressants (SSRIs, MAOs, Tricyclics), pain pills, and other addictive medications and substances. As more and more psychotropic drugs flood this country, millions of people are looking for alternatives. Exciting breakthroughs in scientific research have led to a new understanding of how amino acids and nutrients affect mind, mood, memory, and behavior. This practical guide outlines a safe method of withdrawal, information for use during the withdrawal period, and an aftercare program.
For most people withdrawing from an addictive substance, it is a very stressful and frightening experience. The problems you experience when you stop prescription or other addictive substances are as traumatic as what caused you to begin taking the prescription in the first place.
If you or someone you love has a problem with antidepressants, tranquilizers, pain pills, or other addictive substances, this book gives you the natural alternatives for a better quality of life naturally – drug free!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Billie J. Sahley, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Pain & Stress Center in San Antonio, Texas. She is a Board Certified Medical Psychotherapist-Behavior Therapist, Psychodiagnostician, and an Orthomolecular Therapist. She is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Sahley is a graduate of the University of Texas, Clayton University School of Behavioral Medicine, and U.C.L.A. School of Integral Medicine. Additionally, she has studied advanced nutritional biochemistry through Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., Director of HealthComm. She is a member of the Huxley Foundation/Academy of Orthomolecular Medicine, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, North American Nutrition and Preventative Medicine Association. In addition, she holds memberships in the Sports Medicine Foundation, American Association of Hypnotherapists, and American Mental Health Counselors Association. She also sits on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board for Inter-Cal Corporation.
Dr. Sahley wrote: The Anxiety Epidemic; Stop A.D.D. Naturally; Malic Acid and Magnesium For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Syndrome; The Melatonin Report; Is Ritalin Necessary? The Ritalin Report; Post Trauma and Chronic EmotionalFatigue; Theanine, The Relaxation Amino Acid; and has recorded numberous audio cassette tapes. She coauthored Break Your Prescribed Addiction, Heal with Amino Acids and Nutrients, and Control Alcoholism with Amino Acids and Nutrients. Green Tea Healing Miracle book should be available late fall 2005.
In additiona, Dr. Sahley holds three U.S. patents for: SAF, Calms Kids (SAF for Kids), and Anxiety Control 24. Dr. Sahley devotes the majority of her time to research, writing, and development of natural products to address brain deficiencies.
Kathy Birkner is a C.R.N.A., Pain Therapist at the Pain & Stress Center in San Antonio. She is a Registered Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Orthomolecular Therapist, and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. She is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management. She attended Brackenridge Hospital School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Southwest Missouri School of Anesthesia, Southwest Missouri State University, and Clayton University. She holds degrees in nursing, nutrition, and behavior therapy. Dr. Birkner has done graduate studies through the Center for Integral Medicine and UCLA Medical School, under the direction of Dr. David Bresler. Additionally, she has studied advanced nutritional biochemistry through Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D. Director of HealthComm. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists, American Association of Pain Management, American College of Osteopathic Pain Management and Sclerotherapy. She is the author of Breaking your Sugar Habit Cookbook and the book, Heal with Amino Acids.
Paperback: 255 pages
Written By: Billie Jay Sahley, Ph.D., C.N.C. and Katherine M. Birkner, C.R.N.A., Ph.D.
Publisher: Pain & Stress Publications
Copyright: 2004 by Pain & Stress Publications
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pound