The first step in addiction recovery at our Cellular Detox Center in Sedona is a medical assessment looking for conditions in the body that contribute to fatigue, anxiety, depression, reduced pain tolerance, poor focus and more. These common underlying conditions include food sensitivities, gluten intolerance, adrenal and thyroid imbalances, malabsorption, neurotransmitter deficiency and NAD deficiency. While these issues are treated, mostly with nutritional supplements and diet, the patient receives intravenous NAD based on individually designed protocols for a 10 day period of time, supervised by our medical staff.
The IV NAD improves brain function based on higher levels of cellular energy production along with increased neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. There is some withdrawal symptoms for two or three days, but reduced by 70 to 80% when compared to “cold turkey” withdrawal. After three to five days as withdrawal symptoms disappear, craving subsides and clarity of thinking is restored.
This treatment is the beginning of the process of healing. Once the brain and body are functioning better, the patient has the energy, clarity and focus to engage in the recovery process. He or she will understand the reasons for compulsive behavior and with better health and motivation, they can stop compulsive behaviors and make mindful choices that are self-supportive rather than self-destructive.
Studies done in the early 1960s demonstrated the efficacy and safety of IV NAD in detoxifying patients from alcohol, opiates, tranquilizers and stimulants. Like the early studies, our experience substantiates its benefits in greatly reducing withdrawal symptoms, as well as reducing, and often eliminating the cravings.
Patients are provided with continued integrative care for their underlying medical problems, which helps them to feel better physically and mentally. Therefore they are more likely to continue healing psychologically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. A two year commitment to after care treatment is critical. The underlying psychological issues which often lead to substance abuse must be resolved for long lasting recovery
Addiction is a disease in the body and the mind and successful therapy depends on treating both. The Cellular Detox Centers procedures are based on the unity of mind and body and focuses on promoting health and balance in both the mind and body, thereby providing highly effective therapy for addiction. If you detoxify, or withdraw, from alcohol or a drug, but do not address the conditions in the body that create fatigue, depression, and anxiety, then relapse is more likely and therapy has been incomplete. Similarly, if you withdraw from a substance and do not understand the psychological and spiritual issues that promoted the need for it, then relapse is likely and the “lessons of disease” have not been learned.