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Why is the New Year’s Resolution to Quit Drinking So Hard?

Hint: It’s not a lack of willpower that makes it so hard to quit drinking.

A common resolution made as the New Year rolls in, is to quit drinking. But like many resolutions made with the best intent, the end of January often finds people struggling to reach their goal of sobriety. Why is this? Why is it so hard to quit drinking? Why is it so hard to quit drinking? When should you seek help for your New Year's Resolution? And how can NAD Brain Refuel™ be a great first step?

It’s important to stress that being unable to stop drug or alcohol use on one’s own is not because of a lack of willpower or moral failing (Psychology Today, 2012). To understand what you’re up against, you have to realize what  alcohol does to your brain. It hijacks the reward center of your brain, the part that controls motivation, desire, pleasure, memory, impulse. All of the things you need working for you, are working against you because of an imbalance in your brain chemistry caused by chronic use of alcohol. Read more

NAD Brain Refuel™ for Chronic Stress: Solutions for the Overworked

This time of year, many of us recognize that we are overworked and burnt-out.  NAD Brain Refuel™ for chronic stress is an ideal solution for the overworked and burnt-out, because it helps the brain and body to normalize stress levels and recharge on a biochemical, cellular level. This better enables someone to make the lifestyle changes necessary for better overall stress management. NAD Brain Refuel™ for chronic stress is an ideal solution, because it helps the body normalize stress levels and recharge on a biochemical, cellular level.

Periodic stress can be a good thing. It can help us meet a deadline and enhance our performance or problem-solving skills. But chronic stress can have debilitating effects on our psychological and physical well-being. In fact the medical community recognizes that 60 – 90% of all illnesses are stress-related. LSU Health New Orleans  states that stress can lead to health problems such as weight gain, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, anxiety, and depression. Chronic stress is persistent and exists over a longer period of time. It can become so overwhelming that a person feels they never get a break from it. Overtime, this type of stress can alter the chemistry of the brain, making it even harder to find relief. Read more

NAD Brain Refuel™ for High-Functioning Alcoholics

NAD Brain Refuel™ for high-functioning alcoholics creates the unique advantage to detox, restore and optimize the body and brain at a cellular level.NAD Brain Refuel™ for high-functioning alcoholics is ideal because it offers an excellent opportunity to enter treatment with the advantage of addressing the physical damage of chronic use, thus increasing the likelihood of a successful recovery.

From the outside, high-functioning alcoholics might seem in control. They might have a great job, pay the bills on time, have a loving family and good friends. They are often highly motivated, intelligent individuals who like to succeed in all aspects of their life. But no one can drink heavily for a long period of time and maintain a high level of responsibility. That type of drinking will eventually catch up to you and cost you.

Signs an high-functioning alcoholic might be in need of NAD Brain Refuel™: Read more

NAD Therapy’s Craving Relief

NAD therapy’s craving relief is one of its most important components. Cravings during addiction recovery are one of the biggest risk factors for relapse. They sneak up on you and can quickly make you feel lost and out of control (think walking down New Orleans’ Bourbon Street on Halloween or Mardi Gras). But learning how to deal with cravings is an important part of recovery. Our goal is to help you understand cravings, identify triggers, avoid cues, and manage with coping skills. With of course the biggest support being NAD therapy’s relief from cravings. NAD therapy’s craving relief is one of its most important components.

Cravings can be the brain’s way of remembering a habit or behavior that has been repeated many times. They are often normal in early recovery and do pass, even the ones that feel quite strong. But cravings also tell us what our body is lacking and needs. For someone who has struggled with substance abuse, their body is often deficient in vitamins, minerals and more. So this needs to be addressed in early recovery to help the body heal from the damage and be more resistant to cravings. Read more

Road Map to Recovery with NAD Therapy: Begin Here

Recovery with NAD Therapy offers hope for those who wish to end their dependence to drugs or alcohoRoad Map to Recovery with NAD Therapy: Begin Here l. As many of you know, recovery is unique to each individual and can occur in many different forms. Each individual entering a drug or alcohol treatment program has their own distinct needs, strengths, preferences, goals, culture, backgrounds, and support systems. This all determines the best course of action for treatment and recovery. It is a highly personal experience that builds on strengths, talents, coping abilities, and resources of each individual. But there are some advantages to beginning a recovery with NAD Therapy.

NAD Therapy (like ExecuCare’s NTR Brain Restoration) is a nutrition-assisted detox that utilizes nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), amino acids, vitamins, minerals and co-factors to flush out stored drugs from the body and its organs (in days rather than weeks or months), replenish balance in the brain, and reverse damage of chronic use. Because it is received directly through an IV, the nutrients bypass the stomach and go directly to the receptors in the brain. Research has shown that recovery with NAD therapy increases the synthesis of certain neurotransmitters in the brain known to be effective in correcting specific chemical imbalances. One of the results of this is a significant reduction in withdrawal symptoms and cravings. (Herein lies the advantage to those who are committed to having a successful recovery since withdrawal and cravings are two of the biggest risks for relapse).

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Summer Travel with Less Stress

How to avoid needing a vacation from your vacation!

Preparing to travel with less stress

We’ve got some tips on how to travel with less stress. So much of dealing with stress is about mental preparation. You wouldn’t take a trip without packing a suitcase, without your clothes or daily essentials. And yet it’s so easy to forget to prep our biggest defense against stress: our minds. Know you have a big trip coming up? Start to incorporate mindfulness, meditation, or gratitude listing into your daily routine. All of these bring you into the moment, to enjoy the present, and to be more resilient to the things in life we have little control over.

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