At Sovereign Health, we offer specialized mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorder treatment tailor-made for the unique issues of each patient. Our comprehensive programs begin at admission, where our expert staff conduct a thorough assessment for any potential co-occurring conditions in order to create an accurate diagnosis so that each patient gets the right treatment.
Neurotransmitter Restoration (NTR) restores damage caused in the brain by substance abuse, which interferes with the system that uses neurotransmitters and receptors to send and receive signals in the brain. Some of this damage heals over time once a person stops using his or her substance of choice, but this natural process can be slow, taking weeks, months and even years. During detox and the early stages of abstinence from certain substances including alcohol, there are intense cravings and discomfort from withdrawal, which can be painful and may result in relapse. Some people are reluctant to even attempt detox because they are afraid of the symptoms.
However, research has shown that it is possible to speed up the withdrawal process and eliminate or reduce cravings and the intensity of symptoms with a nutrition-assisted rapid detox treatment program. This program uses amino acids, vitamins and other substances that promote healing of the damage to the brain that has been caused by chronic substance abuse. One key substance is nicotinamide adenide dinucleotide (NAD), which the body transforms into vitamin B3, stimulating cells to be more active and speeding up up the brain restoration process. A drug-free intravenous drip of a mixture of these nutritional substances over the course of about 10 to 14 days – known as Neurotransmitter Restoration (NTR) therapy – is a rapid, effective form of detox that promotes rapid healing of the neurotransmitter system and restores brain function.
Scientists have identified more than 100 different neurotransmitters, or chemical messengers, in the brain, including dopamine and serotonin. Neurons, or nerve cells, send signals across small gaps called synapses to receptor sites on other neurons, stimulating or inhibiting feelings and activities. Substances of abuse mimic the actions of neurotransmitters, and the natural process of producing neurotransmitters is partially or completely disrupted in addicts. Symptoms of withdrawal occur when intake of these external substances is disrupted and the body has not resumed its natural production.
Our infusion IV therapy of nicotinic acid supplements and other nutritional substances eases the discomfort of withdrawal and detox. The nutritional needs of substance abuse patients are met through an infusion of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and NAD, a coenzyme that is used in the body to create naturally-occurring vitamin B-3. It is a coenzyme because it occurs in two different forms (NAD+ or NADH) in cells, depending on whether it gains or loses hydrogen in a process by which cells release energy, known as cellular respiration. NAD binds with amino acid receptors in the brain to stimulate the healing process.
The natural IV therapy saturates the brain, bathing it in nutritional substances that promote optimum energy, and shift the body’s cells into “repair mode” This speeds up the healing process while supporting the body during the elimination of drugs and alcohol. Neurotransmitter Restoration (NTR) directly results in a decrease in the time and intensity of withdrawal symptoms (by 50% or more) and the elimination of cravings, even for heroin or Suboxone. This treatment takes 10 to 14 days, determined by a physician’s assessment based on the drug that was abused and the person’s condition. The all-natural detox treatment program, which includes orally-administered amino acid supplements, alleviates fatigue, anxiety and depression, normalizes stress levels, restores mental clarity, and renews a sense of well-being or optimism about engaging in the next steps of a larger recovery program. It also jumpstarts the restoration of cognitive function lost through substance abuse.
Sovereign Health’s NAD rapid drug detox program and NTR program includes access to our traditional addiction recovery support, along with cutting-edge detox technology with a nutritional approach. With a normal detox process, healing of the brain is left up to time and chance. NTR works directly to repair the damage done to the brain’s neuroreceptor systems by chronic substance use.
At the NAD/NTR detox center and clinic, clients receive several hours of IV therapy a day in a central treatment room furnished with recliners and equipped with free Wi-Fi access with movie streaming and music, and a large flat-screen television. A separate “quiet room” room is available for privacy.
Accommodations are located in a luxurious executive-style residential home overlooking the ocean on the coast of Southern California. There is also a small gym and sauna, and bedrooms have queen-sized beds. Snacks, meals, and extra blankets and pillows are available to ensure the comfort of patients. A nurse is on call 24 hours a day.
The medically-supervised NAD/NTR detox program consists of both intravenous and oral administration of supplements by a registered nurse, under doctor’s orders. A physician and physician’s assistant are available for assessments or any questions you might have during the process. A licensed nurse will also monitor patients the entire time the IV is in place, and a nurse is on call 24 hours a day for clients in the residence.
The concierge staff consists of a case manager and a patient advocate. There is also around-the-clock care from the house managers, who are familiar with the special needs of people going through detox, and have extensive experience working with people overcoming addiction to alcohol or prescription or illegal drugs. The house managers will also arrange transportation and provide support for any additional needs during NTR therapy.
The NAD/NTR IV detox therapy enables rapid detox of drugs or alcohol from the patient’s system, and elimination of withdrawal symptoms and cravings without the use of drugs or other addictive substances. Other detox approaches usually use potentially addictive medications, which prolong the process and put people at risk of exchanging one addiction for another. There is no need for anxiety about drawn-out withdrawal using IV nutrient infusion therapy.
At the same time it supports your body and brain nutritionally during the detox process, NAD/NTR also speeds up the healing process by initiating repair to the neurotransmitter and receptor systems of the brain, accelerating the withdrawal process while reducing cravings and in many cases completely eliminating them. The NAD/NTR process also provides neurotransmitter therapy, rebalancing the brain’s neurochemistry so that it can recover from the damage that has occurred. It is effective with alcohol and illegal drugs, as well as prescription medications such as Methadone, Suboxone and other opiates. The treatment program includes a booster IV NAD supplement treatment every three months for the first year, and recommended use of oral vitamin supplements for about a year. Our clinic is literally a brain restoration wellness center. The NAD/NTR IV detox therapy has the unique quality of offering you the chance to fight addiction at the source: your brain.
Call our Admissions Team today to discuss the NTR naturally assisted detox and brain restoration program. You can also complete a free confidential assessment, and learn more about our Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, and Mental Health treatment programs. Call now at 866-957-4408 and get the help you need and deserve.