Detox is the process through with drugs or alcohol leave the body. It’s a necessary prerequisite to lasting recovery and sobriety. Sometimes referred to as withdrawal, detox is notoriously difficult, and is the most difficult part for most addicts of getting sober. Research shows that simply making it through detox without using again greatly increases the chances that a person will stay recovered and healthy.
Detox can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, and requires complete and total sobriety. Using even once will restart the process. Symptoms usually peak at 3-5 days, after substances have completely exited the body. From there, symptoms typically slowly and steadily get better. Eventually, detox symptoms disappear altogether, making it much easier to avoid using.
At Future Now detox, we’re proud to offer clinically proven world-class NAD IV infusions. This approach to sobriety makes detox easier and more effective, increasing the chances of lasting and healthy sobriety. So what is this revolutionary addiction treatment?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme located in every living cell. It’s vital for life and serves numerous functions, including supporting reactions in each cell. NAD also acts as a neurotransmitter, and supports the synthesis of other neurotransmitters.
When neurotransmitters don’t work well, neither does your brain. The result can be a range of maladies, including depression, anxiety, and addiction. Many pharmaceutical drugs work directly or indirectly on NAD. What this means is that changes in NAD change the way drugs work—including potentially addictive drugs.
So why does NAD have a role in addiction treatment? Simple. We know that NAD levels tend to be lower in addicts. This may be due to a genetic predisposition, and could even help explain why some people are more vulnerable to addiction than others. It may also be that addiction lowers NAD. When NAD levels are low, the brain can’t behave normally, and neither can the body. This might be a part of why addicts struggle with sound decision-making. Some may even use drugs as a way to compensate for the loss of NAD—even though those drugs further deplete NAD levels.
This creates a vicious cycle in which addicts use the very thing that’s harming them to avoid the pain of addiction. You already know that when you attempt to quit using, your body reacts with painful withdrawal. During detox, when the body is at its weakest, NAD levels can plummet even further. This makes detox more difficult than it needs to be.
By supplementing the body’s natural NAD supply, we offer safe and totally natural treatment that makes detox easier, less painful, and less difficult. Indeed, many addicts find that NAD treatment can greatly decrease their desire to use alcohol or drugs.