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How to Quit Drugs and Alcohol with NAD Therapy

A New Year with Better Solutions: How to Quit Drugs and Alcohol with NAD Therapy 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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How to Avoid Holiday Relapse and Stay Sober

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 iHow to Avoid Holiday Relapse and Stay Soberncreases 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

The Neuroscience behind Gratitude and Health

The neuroscience behind gratitude and health: recent studies have concluded that the expression of gratitude can have profound and positive effects on our health.What does it mean to cultivate gratitude in addiction recovery? Practicing gratitude can be a powerful force in our daily life. It’s more than just saying thank you to someone,

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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Sober in New Orleans: Celebrating National Recovery Month.

Being sober in New Orleans sounds impossible. It’s the city that care forget with bars in the French Quarter that never close, and a city of partygoers that never stop reminding themselves laissez les bon temps rouler. But September is National Recovery Month and a time to celebrate those who have embarked on their journey into sobriety, even in New Orleans. It is a time to reflect on what makes a recovery strong. There are many things you can do on a daily basis to help keep your recovery strong, regardless of where you call home and whether you’ve been in recovery for weeks or years. One of the most important things that we like to emphasize during National Recovery Month is stress management. Stress can be a quick saboteur to recovery, regardless of how long you’ve been in recovery or how confident you might be.

One of the most important things that we like to emphasize during National Recovery Month is stress management. Stress can be a quick saboteur to recovery, regardless of how long you’ve been in recovery or how confident you might be. Even among the laid back vibe of the Big Easy, stress can get the best of you and your recovery. Being sober in New Orleans means it’s always a good idea to take this time to check in with yourself and see how you are managing. And remember, stress isn’t always about major life events, it can also be daily hassles that add up over time! Read more

Recovery Atlanta: How to Deal with Cravings

Having to deal with cravings can make you feel lost in an endless maze of Peachtree-named streets, and can be as annoying and frustrating as sitting on 285, 85, 75, or 400 during rush hour. 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 skillsdeal with cravings

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. Read more

Importance of Diet and Nutrition in Recovery

On the heels of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics March’s “National Nutrition Month®,” we wanted to discuss the importance of diet and nutrition in recovery. In every substance abuse recovery there is the goal of changing negative behaviors into positive ones. Eating right, relaxing and exercising all play an important role in helping you make these changes. Choosing to eat healthy is crucial to sustaining a healthy lifestyle.diet and nutrition in recovery

We naturally assume that food affects our physical body but it also affects our mood. Deficiencies in amino acids and nutrients like folic acid and B-vitamins can have tremendous negative impact on how we feel. Sugar and caffeine are two big culprits in sabotaging one’s mood.
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