NAD Therapy in Addiction Treatment Costa Mesa
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, which is a co-enzyme of niacin produced naturally by the body that helps with cellular energy production. It can also be artificially created in a lab and administered as an IV supplement in order to bind with opioid receptors and boost levels of NAD circulating in the brain. Patients may opt to receive NAD therapy in addiction treatment if they have low or depleted levels of naturally-occurring NAD.
What Does NAD Therapy Do?
- Boost mental clarity
- Improve memory
- Improve concentration
- As a treatment for Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Improve physical performance for athletes
- As a treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome
- To lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol
- As a treatment for depression
- As a treatment for Parkinson’s disease
- Slow down the aging process
- Limit the negative effects of drugs on the liver, including that of alcohol
- Stimulate DNA repair
- Improve cellular communication and nerve signals
Interestingly, NAD therapy also seems to help specifically with addiction treatment. Though it is not a miracle drug, IV-administered NAD can help clear drugs out of your system more quickly, reduce alcohol and opioid cravings, control some of the discomforts that come from withdrawal, and allow your body to replenish energy in a way that doesn’t perpetuate the high/crash cycle like caffeine and other stimulants often do2.
The effects are not permanent; you will need to receive multiple doses before you begin to notice a difference, and you may need additional doses from time to time to keep your NAD at the desirable levels.
Why Might You Have Low Levels of NAD in Your Body?
Conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other diseases that stress the body and brain have a depleting effect on the NAD your body can naturally produce. Considering that addiction is both a mentally and physically taxing condition and that it often occurs alongside depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health issues, NAD levels tend to be very low in patients seeking treatment.
In Addition to Receiving NAD Therapy in Addiction Treatment, You Can Also Boost your Natural NAD
NAD therapy can be a great complement to your addiction treatment. Though some people are afraid to introduce more drugs into their systems when they’re trying to abstain from drugs in the first place, even the American Addiction Foundation touts NAD therapy as a “natural” solution that fits well into any holistic treatment plan3.
With the emphasis on a holistic treatment plan, understand that NAD works best in combination with your other addiction treatment choices. Conveniently, activities you will partake in through your rehab program, such as fitness, yoga, and eating nutritional foods all increase your NAD levels naturally. This is why the combination of traditional addiction treatment, a healthy lifestyle that centers on healing the mind and the body as one cohesive unit, and supplemental NAD can be so effective.
Opt into NAD Therapy in Addiction Treatment and Elevate Your Recovery Success
Clear Life Recovery is pleased to offer NAD therapy as one of our treatment options. If you wonder if NAD therapy might be another useful tool in your recovery toolbox, contact us today and talk to one of our qualified specialists about which options are right for you.