At Nelmar Health Centers, we are passionate about healing the mind and body without the overuse of psychotropic medications. We believe that most people are overmedicated with prescription drugs that they do not actually need. While we understand that certain mental health disorders require the use of medication (i.e. Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders or Bipolar), our goal is to reduce or completely eliminate medication use.
Polypharmacy is the practice of a patient using multiple medications, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements to treat several diagnoses and comorbidities. This oftentimes leads to duplicative or counteracting medications being used simultaneously, which can result in adverse drug interactions or the need for additional drugs to treat the side effects. Although drugs are individually researched by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they are not researched in combination with other drugs, meaning that the interactions are not studied at all. These potential adverse interactions can have very severe consequences. Research has shown that in the United States, adverse drug events and medication errors are two of the most frequently preventable reasons for hospital admissions, indicating how serious and how prevalent the incorrect use of medications is.
This is why at Nelmar Health Centers, we aim to not only reduce the use of medication in order to move away from polypharmacy towards monophamacy, we also aim to move our clients towards a life free of prescription medication.
Our trained clinicians will go over your list of medications, looking for any duplicate medications and assessing for drug-drug interactions. We will also review dosages and recommend a medication management program to reduce or eliminate the need for prescription drugs, while simultaneously teaching you how to navigate a drug-free life.