A New Year with Better Solutions: How to Quit Drugs and Alcohol with NAD Therapy
It’s not surprising that many of us in the wellness industry see a spike in clientele numbers this time of year. This is when resolutions are planned, promises made, help sought, and hope held. Unfortunately, for many of those wishing to overcome their struggles with drugs and alcohol, the long-term success rate with traditional care is quite low.
Because substance abuse is a “biopsychosocial” problem, it must be addressed on multiple levels. NAD therapy like our NTR Brain Restoration plays a crucial role in addressing the physical aspect of addiction. By restoring brain function and rebalancing chemistry, NAD therapy allows for a detox that has fewer withdrawal symptoms. It also significantly reduces cravings, which helps protect against relapse. Because the brain is getting what it needs at a cellular level, NAD therapy can help reduce the stress, anxiety and depression that can also accompany the situation.
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The holidays can be a difficult time for those in recovery. So how do you avoid holiday relapse and stay sober? Aside from the many parties scheduled this month, there is often the added stressors of money, work, and family that accompany this time of year. With this said, the risk of relapse increases during the holiday season. This can be particularly worrisome for those who are new to recovery or whose loved ones are in recovery. Though there are many different ways that people relapse, we’ve highlighted some key ones below. Here are some signs to look for if you’re concerned about you or your loved one in recovery. Read more →
PTSD and the Hope of NAD Therapy
There are many misconceptions surrounding post traumatic stress disorder symptoms and those who suffer from it. Briefly, I want to explain what are some of the main post traumatic stress disorder symptoms, and clarify some of the biggest myths surrounding PTSD. Then explain how a treatment like NAD Therapy is proving beneficial for PTSD.
Someone struggling with PTSD might experience Intrusion. It’s when the brain is flooded with painful or stressful memories of the a tragic event, and you re-experience the event all over again. Another main symptom is hyper-arousal. The sufferer may feel like they can never fully relax or that they’re angry or irritable all the time. Avoiding certain places, people or situations that might trigger remembering the tragic event or evoke those same feelings is also a symptoms. So are negative thoughts or feelings about the world and oneself, and feelings of withdrawal and dissociation.
Negative stigma is still one of the major barriers to those seeking help. Here are some of the top myths surrounding post traumatic stress disorder symptoms and sufferers: Read more →
The neuroscience behind gratitude and health: recent studies have concluded that the expression of gratitude can have profound and positive effects on our health.
A growing body of research shows that gratitude can having amazing physical and psychosocial benefits. If you invest in a negative way os seeing the world, you are going to get a world that is more negative. But if you can find authentic reasons to be thankful and put your attention there, statistics are showing that you will benefit health-wise. But this is not the same as a state of denial, you need to find real things to be thankful for in order to reap the benefits.
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Can you have a sober Halloween in New Orleans? The answer is yes! Halloween has grown into a holiday that is more than just kids trick-or-treating door-to-door. It has become a holiday for adults often with elaborate parties that involve alcohol and/or drug use. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways to celebrate a sober Halloween while in recovery.
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With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a great time to talk about breast cancer risk, alcohol and NAD therapy. It’s important to remind our readers that there is a strong correlation between drinking and increasing one’s risk of breast cancer. Hundreds of thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and the numbers are increasing. It’s important for women to know that there are behaviors that can reduce their risk as well as others that increase their risk, one being drinking.
Research is consistently showing that all alcoholic beverages (beer, liquor, and even wine) increase a woman’s risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. This is because alcohol can increase the levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol might also increase risk because it damages DNA in cells which can contribute to the development of cancer.
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