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 the treatment of intermittent periods of alcohol overuse/abuse. 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 alcohol and helps counter the depression and mood swings associated with a 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 and can be a one-time treatment, or a more focused treatment program over a period of 4-10 days with 2-5 infusion sessions, depending on the patient’s history and individualized assessment. Most often patients who have a single treatment therapy find they want additional treatments because they feel so much better abstaining from alcohol when using the NAD as an adjunct to cessation. The IV drip allows NAD to go directly to the brain, where it binds with opioid receptors. During the treatments, which last from 2-3 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 alcohol 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 and continue with an NAD+ maintenance program.
How Can NAD Treatment Help Me Recover from Consuming too Much Alcohol?
NAD is especially helpful for those with mild-moderate addictions to alcohol, nicotine, and/or opioid drugs, often beginning as a social habit that has become more than occasional use. It binds to opioid receptors and reduces the symptoms of withdrawal. It accelerates the body’s ability to rid itself of the toxic byproducts of alcohol and/or drug use and the “wash-out” infusion we provide at the end of each NAD infusion with a “Premium Restoration IV” replaces the vitamins and minerals which have been depleted from alcohol abuse. The benefits of NAD treatment as part of a holistic recovery strategy include
Fewer withdrawal symptoms
Improved cognitive function
Better metabolic function
NAD Assists in Overcoming Excessive Alcohol Faster and Less Discomfort
NAD alone cannot cure addiction. It is strongly recommended that you combine NAD treatment with addiction counseling and participate in a recovery support program with a supportive family, led by a professional addiction counselor. You may need psychotherapy to deal with issues such as mental illness, family dysfunction, or PTSD without resorting to alcohol 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 and we can discuss the findings of the FDA’s research that support NAD as an adjunct therapy for the cessation of alcohol. 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 the following:
Improved metabolic function
Maintaining a healthy body weight
Improved mood and overall sense of wellbeing
Increased energy level
Increased cognitive functioning
Increased memory function
Michael Lickteig, along with his wife Melissa, built Liberty IV Infusion Therapy to serve the North Texas community. Both Michael and Melissa are Nationally Registered Paramedics licensed in the State of Texas, and both hold National Board Certification as Certified Flight Paramedics. Their careers in emergency medicine span more than a decade working in prehospital emergency 911 and critical care transport, as well as on staff inside some of North Texas’ busiest emergency/trauma units serving both adult and pediatric populations.. Michael holds an MBA from the University of North Texas and Melissa a BS degree from the University of Texas Arlington. The Lickteig family has strong ties to the military and has established partnerships with retired veterans and first responder organizations dedicated to reducing the occurrence of suicide in these vulnerable groups. Their goal is to make care available and affordable to veterans, first responders, or anyone else who is struggling with chronic pain, TBI, or PTSD throughout the North Texas Region.
Michael Lickteig NRP , LP, FP-C, MBA
Melissa Lickteig NRP, LP, FP-C, BS
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