IV NAD+ Addiction Treatment in Gatlinburg, TN
Do you struggle with addiction? Is heroin, alcohol, cocaine, prescription medication, methamphetamine, or another addictive drug getting in the way of your health and happiness? You may benefit from IV NAD+ treatment, an innovative and non-invasive therapy designed to reduce or eliminate your withdrawal symptoms and re-strengthen your body's functions as you begin your journey toward a drug-free life.
This advanced detox treatment can help you take the first step toward a healthier, addiction-free life. To speak with an IV NAD+ addiction specialist in Gatlinburg today, call (423) 482-8711 or contact Dr. Dalal Akoury online.
What is IV NAD+ treatment?
NAD is a coenzyme found in every cell within the body. It helps maintain DNA integrity and also functions as a quality control mechanism for new proteins by:
- ensuring cells form into the correct shape for normal function
- helping the liver break down fats that provide energy
- producing ATP (a major energy source for cells)
NAD enables oxidation-reduction reactions in our metabolic system, which converts food into the energy and enables our bodily functions, including our circadian rhythm.
When people use opioids and other addictive drugs, their levels of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), often become depleted. These low levels make it difficult for their bodies to take energy and nutrients from the food they eat. People with naturally lower levels of NAD+ are more likely to develop and maintain addictions. Then their addictions alter their brain chemistry even more.
IV NAD+ is an intravenous therapy that restores healthy brain function and mental clarity, while decreasing the pain of substance withdrawal, stabilizing mood, and controlling cravings. This advanced addiction treatment is a non-invasive outpatient procedure that requires no hospital stay or long periods of downtime, so you can take the first step toward freedom from drug addiction in a safe, comfortable, welcoming environment.
What does IV NAD+ treat?
IV treatment replenishes natural NAD+ levels. Deficient levels of NAD+ can disrupt our body's ability to process energy and nutrients from the food we eat. People with lower levels of NAD+ are more likely to develop and maintain addictions.
This therapy detoxifies by replacing essential vitamins and nutrients that are typically depleted during substance abuse. NAD reduces withdrawal symptoms by binding to opiate receptors, which can help overcome cravings and risk of relapse.
IV NAD+ is a modern treatment that varies greatly from traditional in-patient rehab approaches. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, traditional treatment is only about 40-60% effective, while 90% of IV NAD+ patients report less painful withdrawal and freedom from addiction.
IV NAD+ is used to treat many types of substance addiction, including:
- amphetamines/crystal meth
- prescription painkillers (morphine, OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, codeine, and others)
- benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, and other anti-anxiety medications)
- GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate)
IV NAD+ can treat a wide variety of addictions. If you're struggling with addiction to a drug not listed here, contact your medical provider and discuss whether IV NAD+ can help you.
What Can I Expect from My IV NAD Treatments?
First, you'll have a consultation with your addiction specialist to discuss your current condition, medical history, and treatment options. Your provider can offer you gentle and professional care in a welcoming, compassionate environment.
A typical IV NAD+ treatment plan includes a 10-day IV course. You'll receive treatment each day for 10 days in a row. Patients typically begin with an 8 to 10-hour session for the first two days. Treatment for the remaining days usually takes between 4-6 hours.
Each day, your arm will be sterilized, and the IV needle will be gently inserted into your vein. IV fluid containing the co-enzyme will be dripped slowly into your bloodstream. By entering your bloodstream directly, the NAD bypasses your stomach and travels directly to your brain, where it boosts your energy and enhances your mood and mental awareness.
Many patients report feeling better right away. Reduced or eliminated withdrawal pain is the most desirable effect of IV NAD+ therapy, as withdrawal pain during detox has been shown to have a strongly negative affect on future attempts at defeating substance dependence.
Increased mental awareness, higher energy, and sharper vision are commonly reported. Feelings of inner peace, and relaxation are also common effects of IV NAD+ treatment. Many patients report feeling greater control over cravings.
Who Can Benefit from IV NAD+ Treatment?
If you have an addiction and are seeking help to overcome it, you may be a good candidate for IV NAD+ treatment. However, some factors may affect your ability to benefit from this treatment option. Speak with your medical provider to discuss your candidacy in greater detail.
Are there Side Effects?
No side effects are common. You may experience bruising, swelling, or pain at the injection site. This should go away shortly after your treatment is completed.
It's important to understand that IV NAD+ treatment is not a "miracle cure". Addiction is very powerful, and NAD+ therapy is not considered a standalone treatment. Rather, it's intended to be a strong first step in your long-term recovery plan.
True recovery requires many steps and a lot of support. You must get to the causes of your addiction and working to overcome it each day. While IV NAD+ treatment can lessen the pain of withdrawal and help you begin your recovery journey positively, it won't succeed on its own in defeating addiction.
Reserve Your Appointment Now
If you struggle with addiction and you're ready to take back your life, you may benefit from IV NAD+ treatment. Your medical provider can help you take your first step toward a happier, healthier, and drug-free life.
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