Alcohol and substance addiction are diseases with nuance and difficult-to-break patterns. Through research and science, the industry has made great strides with regard to treatment and prevention. One of the breakout ways recently discovered to manage addiction is through utilizing NAD+ and Ketamine as therapeutic tools to assist with recovery.
Here’s what you need to know about how each individual process works and how they work together in tandem.
NAD+ is an effective therapy for managing alcohol addiction
NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a coenzyme found in all living cells and is critical for various cellular processes, including energy production and DNA repair. NAD+ is essential for life and occurs in the body naturally, contributing to our overall health.
NAD+ therapy involves administering the coenzyme intravenously to address addiction recovery and chronic fatigue. By restoring NAD+ levels in the body, recovery can become more manageable. The approach is multi-faceted, assisting first with detoxing through the elimination of toxins like drugs and alcohol. In the early stages, it can reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Additionally, NAD+ restoration can help repair damaged cells impacted by the damage inflicted by the addiction, even restoring lost energy.
By replenishing NAD+ levels, the addict will feel more energetic and improve overall well-being as the coenzyme assists with leveling out neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, potentially impacting their commitment to recovery and negating common recovery symptoms like depression and anxiety.
Ketamine is an effective therapy for managing PTSD and substance abuse
Ketamine is an anesthetic medication classified as an NMDA receptor antagonist, meaning it blocks receptors in the brain involved in transmitting pain signals as well as regulating memory and cognitive functions.
In recent years Ketamine has gained popularity for addressing treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain. Because Ketamine may have rapid-acting antidepressant effects, it can be used for individuals with substance abuse disorders, positively impacting mood and even reducing addictive behaviors through its receptor-blocking ability.
How NAD+ & Ketamine work in conjunction to treat addiction
While both NAD+ and Ketamine are great options on their own, each with merits and accolades, combined, they pose a real potential solution for treating alcohol addiction and substance abuse.
NAD+ and Ketamine Therapy complement each other and can enhance the overall effectiveness of addiction treatment. While results are promising, it’s imperative to consult with a professional when it comes to treating addiction.
Whether you’re considering one or both treatments for yourself or a loved one, give us a call with any questions or concerns. We’re prepared and ready to help: 315-277-2602.