Addiction represents the most common untreatable disorder in the 21st century. Addiction has a profound effect on individuals, their family and careers, and represents a major socio-economic burden on today’s healthcare system. Some epidemiological studies have suggested that addiction may be endemic in some populations. The most common forms of addiction are alcoholism and smoking, both of which have been associated with an increased risk of developing age-related disorders which manifest in the cardiovascular and central nervous system.
Tobacco smoking is the most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It has been estimated that of the 38 million people in the United States of America alone who attempt to quit smoking, more than 85% relapse within the first few weeks following withdrawal interventions. Abstinent smokers who successfully withdraw for the first few months are susceptible to relapse after six months or even years later.
Alcoholism, the third leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease and cancer, is associated with over 2.3 million deaths worldwide every year. As with other forms of addiction, relapse occurs in response to exposure to environmental stimuli that are linked to the rewarding effects of the stimulant. Moreover, substance abuse, internet addiction, and excessive gambling are growing problems among the younger generation.
Food addiction has been associated with obesity, a global complex health problem that is dependent on multidisciplinary treatment and various health practitioners, including experts in mental health, medicine, and surgery. Obesity has been associated with addictive behavior that has a profound effect on morbidity and mortality, leading to a reduction in the overall quality of life. The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2030, over 57.8% of the world’s population will be obese. Obesity represents the second cause of death in the United States alone, affecting nearly 35 million people.
Various experimental approaches suggest that replenishment of cellular levels of the essential pyridine nucleotide, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), can significantly lower addiction relapse. NAD is a coenzyme that your body naturally produces. While your body keeps a reserve on-hand, these natural reserves can become depleted over time due to factors such as stress and anxiety, neurodegenerative diseases, and aging. Addiction and substance abuse can also deplete your body’s reserves of NAD. Restoring your body’s natural levels of NAD can help you improve how you feel, promote cellular regeneration, and help curb cravings and withdrawal symptoms throughout the addiction recovery process. In addition, IV NAD treatment for addiction can help detoxify your body, assist with brain restoration and neurotransmitter repair, reduce fatigue, boost your energy levels, and normalize your mood.
IV NAD treatment delivers the benefits of this coenzyme directly into your bloodstream. Unlike oral supplements your body does not fully absorb, IV treatments bypass your digestive system. You can be assured of 100% absorption for maximum effect and minimal waste.
A full course of NAD therapy can take between 10-14 days with treatments occurring daily. Additionally, IV NAD infusions typically take longer than most IVs to administer, often taking 2 hours or more. Getting the full benefits of this treatment could mean spending a large part of your day at our spa. Fortunately, we offer a variety of seating choices that will provide you with a relaxing environment while dozing off to ambient music, watching your favorite show, or getting some work done. If you have any questions about NAD or would like more information, please call us and we would be happy to help!