NAD: Holistic Treatment for Alcohol, Nicotine and Opioid Addiction
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a coenzyme that is found in every cell in the body. It helps the body to function better and restores damage in many ways, improves brain function, increases energy and acts as a natural antidepressant.
NAD treatment is a healthy alternative to pharmaceutical medications for addiction recovery. NAD helps to replace depleted vitamins and minerals and detox the body so it can heal. It improves brain function and acts as an antidepressant. It greatly helps to repair and restore your body from the damage caused by addiction, and also helps counter the depression and mood-swings associated with post-acute withdrawal syndrome. It reduces cravings and eases the pain of withdrawal.
How Does NAD Treatment Work?
NAD is administered in a slow IV drip, over a period of 4-10 days. The IV drip allows NAD to go directly to the brain, where it binds with opioid receptors. During the treatments, which last from 4-6 hours, you can relax, watch TV or read a good book as the healing coenzyme flows into your system. People have said they feel totally renewed after a series of NAD treatments. They no longer want to use a substance to change the way they feel because they feel energized, revitalized and excited to be alive! After the initial series of NAD treatments, many patients return for NAD maintenance boosters.
How Can NAD Treatment Help Me Recover From Addiction?
NAD is especially helpful for those addicted to alcohol, nicotine and opioid drugs. It binds to opioid receptors and reduces the symptoms of withdrawal. It replaces the vitamins and minerals which have been depleted from substance abuse. Benefits of NAD treatment as part of a holistic recovery strategy include
• Fewer withdrawal symptoms
• Improved cognitive function
• Cellular restoration
• Better metabolic function
• More energy
• Reduced cravings
NAD alone cannot cure you of addiction. It is strongly recommended that you combine NAD treatment with addiction counseling and participate in a recovery program such as a 12-step group. You may need psychotherapy to deal with issues such as mental illness, family dysfunction or PTSD without resorting to substance abuse. However, with the help of NAD, you can stop using the toxic substance(s) and deal with any other issues you have effectively.
NAD boosts your physical health, counters the discomfort of withdrawal and gives you a stronger chance to recover totally without resorting to a pharmaceutical drug which may also harm your body. For more information, a lengthy FDA publication on NAD is available here. The study concluded there are no adverse effects associated with NAD. However, although it is extremely helpful in many ways, NAD treatment alone will not cure addiction. NAD can boost metabolic and cognitive functions greatly and reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings but patients must also seek counseling and support to achieve and maintain addiction recovery.
Other Benefits of NAD Treatment
NAD treatment is also being used to counter some effects of aging, chronic depression and brain dysfunction. Naturally occurring levels of NAD decrease as the body ages. NAD treatment restores the levels of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide in the cells, and counters many of the effects of aging which are caused by NAD depletion over time. Overall benefits of NAD treatment include
• Improved metabolic function
• Maintaining a healthy body weight
• Improved mood and overall sense of wellbeing
• Increased energy level
• Increased cognitive functioning
• Increased memory function
Where Can I Go for NAD Treatment?
While NAD treatment is growing, you may need to travel to a center where they offer this revolutionary alternative to medication-assisted treatment for addiction recovery. There are still only a few treatment centers in the U.S. that offer NAD. The first center that offered NAD as part of an addiction recovery strategy is located in Springfield, Louisiana. There’s a center in San Diego that offers NAD treatment, and centers are springing up along the central Pacific coast, in Colorado and in Illinois. You can Google NAD treatment center locations to find the nearest center and book an appointment.
Those who have tried NAD for various conditions agree that they feel rejuvenated. Some describe NAD as a life-changing boost which restored their overall health, brain functioning and emotional wellbeing and energy level. Unlike pharmaceutical treatment options, there are no harmful side effects associated with NAD treatment.
If you have the resources to obtain NAD treatment, it’s a healthy alternative to boost your chances of recovering from addiction without resorting to another drug. As the benefits of NAD become more widely known, hopefully NAD treatment will become available in addiction recovery centers across the U.S. so that it’s more accessible to everyone who needs it.