When people want to get sober, one of the most pressing details is simply, “How?” Usually, individuals will require a detox period and other therapy while they’re getting their footing in recovery. Inpatient and outpatient treatment cost money, and most people who need treatment can have health insurance pay. So how does health insurance work for somebody who is trying to get sober? What expenses can you expect?
Does Health Insurance Cover Treatment?
Yes, every health insurance plan that is sold in America must provide mental health services. Substance use disorders fall into this category of medicine. Insurers must provide help for your addiction just as they would for any physical health ailment. It is illegal for them to deny care for a substance use disorder or another mental health diagnosis.
It’s important to note that your insurance company won’t cover treatment at places that charge outside of what is considered the “allowed amount.” If a place charges luxury spa prices, your insurance may tell you they won’t cover it. Charges need to be considered fair or average in the field and the geographic area. This is why it’s essential to make sure insurers cover your treatment center.
Some insurance companies have better benefits than others, especially when people have private insurance.
What’s Private Health Insurance?
Private insurance is also called group insurance, and an employer usually subsidizes it. Many people have healthcare benefits through their workplace or union and can add their family members.
Workplaces also sometimes have other benefits you can use to fund your treatment stay, such as medical savings accounts. The ACA rates different plans based on their copays and services.
Young people under the age of 26 can be added to their parent’s insurance, giving access to more healthcare choices in many cases.
Health Insurance Market
Many people who have insurance purchase it through the Health Insurance Marketplace, established by the Affordable Care Act. The marketplace in California is called Covered California, and it offers many options for individuals and families. (You can sign up on the website to learn about open enrollment dates.) Licensed insurance agents in California can also help you select a plan.
If you don’t make enough money to pay for health insurance, there are subsidized plans, including Medicaid. You can get access to those benefits through Covered California as well.
How Much Will You Pay for Treatment?
The costs of treatment depend on various factors, including the benefits that your current healthcare plan will cover. Usually, you will pay copayments, which are charged per visit or day. You may also pay a certain amount out-of-pocket before your insurance begins to cover you.
The money you will pay will be broken down in different ways:
- Co-insurance: Co-insurance is the percentage of the bill you pay, and your insurer covers the rest. Usually, you must meet your deductible before your co-insurance kicks in.
- Copayments: Some insurers charge copayments instead of co-insurance. A copay is a specific amount you pay every time you use services. For example, when you see your primary care doctor, you spend $35, and the insurance covers the rest. There are certain copayments for hospital stays, emergency room services, and even inpatient treatment that you can find in your health plan’s guide.
- Deductible: In many cases, before your insurance will cover a benefit, you must pay a certain amount of money out-of-pocket in total. For example, you may have a $500 deductible and pay your therapist’s fee the first several times. The therapy visits must add up to $500. Then your copay or so-insurance rates kick in.
Many people spend more money on their healthcare plans so they can have a small deductible. Your insurance won’t cover things entirely until you have reached the deductible.
The cost of treatment may seem expensive until you see how much insurance pays. If you are under the age of 26, remember you have the option to be added to your parent’s healthcare plans. There are also many options for people who have subsidized healthcare.
Addiction is a chronic, life-threatening illness. Don't delay asking for help because you're worried about the costs. There are always options.
Getting Help With Treatment and Insurance Issues
Not every treatment center accepts insurance. Insurers will say that they only cover in-network providers or cover a portion of out-of-network expenses.
Calling around to find out if your insurance plan is accepted is a great first step to getting help.
We can answer your insurance questions and help you learn more about our programs. Please gives us a call to learn more!
What is essential to your success as a new person in recovery? Many people wonder what to expect during – and after – a treatment program. Asking for help is an essential first step to starting your recovery journey. What happens next?
Getting Sober in Detox
Getting sober is the first step toward recovery. Most people will need help getting sober due to the nature of their physical addiction. This is especially true for people addicted to opioids. A detox program can monitor physical withdrawal symptoms and provide support during the emotional roller coaster some people experience while getting sober.
Detox can help you be as comfortable as possible while you begin to plan your next steps in recovery. Support and guidance offered by a therapeutic environment can help you focus on your goal of getting and staying sober.
You will also learn more about addiction and the steps you need to take to recover from it.
Treatment and Therapy
After detox, most people will benefit from an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. In treatment, you will learn about your addiction. You’ll also learn more about your triggers and work through other issues that are part of your addiction.
Being open-minded to new ideas and willing to take suggestions is important. Staying sober can be hard, but the work is well worth it. As time goes on you'll learn new ways of dealing with situations and a new perspective.
You’ll experience one-on-one therapy, group therapy, and peer support groups like 12-step programs. Through these experiences, you’ll learn critical coping skills. You’ll also learn more about how to stay sober a day at a time.
Recovery doesn’t happen overnight. You'll have ups and downs, and you'll learn to reclaim your life.
Staying Sober Beyond Treatment
What happens when you finish treatment for a substance use disorder? Many people worry about life after treatment because so much has changed. Once you’ve moved on from daily therapy, staying sober is a priority. Without it, there is a lot you can lose in the blink of an eye. Addiction is a disease and you'll need to recover from it long-term.
Most treatment programs offer help when you’re closing in on your graduation date. Completing an inpatient or outpatient program doesn’t mean you’re done with recovery. Instead, you’ll be able to use graduation as a springboard towards other goals. 12-step programs can be essential medicine for their substance use disorder. Working the 12 steps and finding a support network can help you prevent relapse and continue healing your life.
Recovery is a journey, not a destination. No individual journey is the same, but many people benefit from the same tools and share everyday experiences. Early recovery is an exciting time. You’ll begin to feel your thoughts clear and begin to make new goals and milestones. Maintaining your motivation and keeping your disease in check is essential for you to stay on course. Enjoy the journey! Make use of the tools you've acquired in treatment and 12-step rooms.
Getting Help for Addiction
If you or somebody you love is struggling with addiction, help is available! We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our programs. All calls are confidential! Call us at 619-363-4767 to learn more about your options.
If you or somebody you love are new to recovery from addiction, you probably have some questions. The most basic questions usually are about recovery itself. How does recovery work? What does recovery mean in terms of the individual and their future?
Recovery isn’t a one-size-fits-all lifestyle. Usually, it means that a person is beginning to heal their life and leave their addiction behind. Usually, a person gets clean and sober before they begin a treatment program. Sometimes this means they go to a detox program then inpatient treatment. However, there are also outpatient options available for many people.
Most people are in recovery from addiction because they want to stay clean and sober. Addiction can take a great toll on a person’s health, mental health, and relationships. Improving your life, repairing relationships, and picking up the pieces, are also a part of the recovery process.
Addiction, like diabetes, or depression, is a disease or disorder. To recover from a substance use disorder, continuous abstinence is a goal.
New Life Skills in Treatment Recovery
Most people find that time in treatment helps them build a solid recovery foundation. For many people new to recovery, it’s hard to imagine coping with life’s challenges without using drugs. Yet, millions of people in recovery learn new tools that help them stay sober. Treatment is where you’ll learn the basics of healing and learn to overcome some of your obstacles to success.
Gaining new life skills means that you first need to understand your addiction. What triggers you to get high? What situations do you need help coping with? You will also learn about how to cope with triggers that typically can cause relapse.
In treatment, you’ll learn a lot about yourself, your strengths, and your weaknesses. You’ll also learn to live life on its terms without the use of substances. Through therapy, support groups, and other guidance, you’ll learn new life skills that help you stay sober in the long term.
The journey to recovery usually starts in treatment or detox, but it is a lifelong journey.
12-Step Programs and Recovery
Many people in recovery find that 12-step programs offer them the support and structure they need to begin healing the damage of addiction. The 12 steps of recovery help people learn to rebuild their lives and repair relationships.
Staying sober requires support and open-mindedness. Sometimes the most challenging part of sobriety is the first step when a person asks for help. Admitting you have a problem and need help can be scary, yet it’s the first step to getting better and starting a new journey. Once you’ve finished treatment, 12-step members can provide an essential lifeline to sanity and sobriety in the long term.
Recovery is Here When You’re Ready
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wait until you hit rock bottom to get clean and sober. If you or somebody you love wants to stop using substances and needs help, we're here to help. Give us a call to learn more about our programs and how we can help.
You deserve to reclaim your life, give yourself a chance by calling us to learn more about your options. Reach out at 619-363-4767 to learn more about your options.
Many people understand that alcohol is addictive. While some people can binge drink every once in a while, others have a compulsion to continue drinking no matter what. Alcohol use disorder, once called alcoholism, has been a confusing disease to study.
How Alcohol Affects the Brain
Why do some people who abuse alcohol can quit easily, while other people are driven to continue drinking no matter what? Science and psychiatry have been searching for a definitive answer for years. The disease model has been proven in many small ways.
We know for sure that people with addictions have changes in the brain. For one thing, when people drink, the brain releases dopamine, a "feel-good" neurotransmitter. Dopamine, in essence, is the pleasure center of your brain. When you drink, your brain also releases serotonin, another neurotransmitter. Seratonin can cause a numbing, feel-good effect as well.
The Discovery of THIQ
Research by a medical scientist named Virginia Davis introduced more evidence for the disease model of alcoholism when she discovered THIQ in alcohol-addicted brains. The chemic THIQ, also known as tetrahydroisoquinoline or THIQ, typically was a byproduct of heroin use. As heroin breaks down in the system, it creates THIQ.
Ms. Davis was researching the human brain and cancer. For her studies, she often researched using the brains of homeless people who were usually alcoholics. (This was the 1970's, and she would get access to corpses of these men and women soon after death. Laws about such things were different back then!)
One day, when researching the brain's chemicals, she discovered that the alcoholics had a chemical in their brain that had previously only been seen in heroin addicts. When she mentioned this to her colleagues, they laughed at the idea. Most of these corpses were "skid row" drinkers, and there was no way they could afford a heroin habit as well. Yet there they were, with a chemical that previously had only been manufactured by the brain when a person was on heroin.
THIQ and Alcohol Addiction
Today, we now know that people with opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder have chemical reactions in the brain that make them addicted. It's also true that not everyone has these chemical reactions in their brains. Science hasn't yet discovered why one person may become addicted, and another can use alcohol or even binge drink and then walk away.
While science is still looking for a genetic cause, the fact of the matter is that recovery is possible no matter the mechanism of becoming addicted.
While your brain may be chemically addicted to alcohol, it's possible to detox, get, and stay sober. Recovery is possible no matter who you are or how much you drank.
Getting Help for Alcohol Addiction
If you or somebody you care about has an alcohol problem, help is available. Recovery is a journey that starts with reaching out and admitting you need help. Together, we can plan your treatment and help you get started. Give us a call at 619-363-4767 to learn more about how we can help!
Marijuana is taking the country by a frenzy. While we're far from the days of scare-tactic movies warning that marijuana will turn people into maniacs, weed is a serious issue for law enforcement and the addiction community. While the marijuana of the 1970s had a small THC concentration, the drug that gets people high, today's drugs are much more potent.
People on the drug are more likely to be impaired or have a substance use disorder.
Weed Seems to Be Everywhere
We're a new nation of marijuana. The drug has seemed to become a novelty over the past few years. Some 60% or more Americans favor decriminalizing it. Some people want it as available as beer or vodka. However, the truth of the matter is most marijuana consumption is illegal across the US. California and the West Coast states are where its sale and use are most prolific outside of Colorado. However, more states are jumping on board with recreational use due to the influx of tax dollars it can bring.
When we once saw billboards advertising beers and wines, there are now ads everywhere the liquor stores once used; states with legalized recreational marijuana now sell their own drugs and wares. Not only is marijuana use more prolific in America, but it's also now a drug that can be eaten, smoked, turned into tincture, turned into hash…and more. There are extracts on the market meant for smoking in a small pipe with up to 70% THC, enough to make a user seriously impaired. This could lead to blackouts or hallucinations, especially if a less-experienced user were to use it.
Because of these high THC concentrations, experts agree that today's marijuana products are likely more addictive than the street drug everyone thinks of when they talk of weed. However, with little regulation or research, it seems society's focus is legalization rather than examining the consequences.
Are You Addicted to Marijuana?
Yes, you can be addicted to marijuana. If you have trouble quitting on your own even though you've had adverse consequences from your use, you may have a substance use disorder. Many people addicted to weed lose jobs, have relationship trouble, legal, or financial trouble due to their substance use.
Withdrawal effects are also a consequence of addiction to a drug. Many long-term users describe how they feel when they can't get high for a while. Headaches, lethargy, and sleep disturbances are the most common withdrawal effects, and they can last a few weeks. Some people who are heavy smokers of the drug may cough a lot when they quit smoking.
Getting Help for Substance Use Disorder
If you or somebody you love has a problem with alcohol or drugs, there's help available. We offer a compassionate, professional environment to help you heal from your substance use and start the road to recovery. Please give us a call at 619-363-4767 for more information on how we can help.
Deprescribing describes the process of helping people reduce or eliminate prescription drugs safely. Doctors and therapists can help their clients work towards this goal if it is appropriate. Many people who are new to recovery also have co-existing mental health disorders. Often, it’s hard to gauge which symptoms are caused by addiction versus mental health issues when a person is initially getting sober. After all, many people who are addicted to substances also self-medicate. They may find as months go by and the body detoxes from drugs and alcohol, psychiatric symptoms may become less severe. Or, they may have other reasons they wish to take less medication to improve their quality of life.
Deprescribing was a term first coined by people who worked with geriatric patients who were suffering quality-of-life issues due to medication side effects. In many cases, cognitive issues declined after certain drugs were lessened or ceased entirely. For people with mental health disorders, the concept is the same. Deprescribing should only be used if a patient has the tools to continue to live a fulfilling life. There are many reasons a psychiatrist or other mental health professionals may want to help a client through deprescribing. Sometimes, it's the patient's idea.
Deprescribing for Health Reasons
Mental and physical health needs change throughout life, even for people diagnosed with a lifelong mental health disorder. If a person loses weight, their dose of an antidepressant drug may be unnecessarily high. Or, they may take a medicine that interacts with their psychiatric medication and want to lessen the side effects.
Some medications can cause severe side effects. In some cases, long-term use can be disabling or reduce a person’s quality of life significantly. One class of drugs, antipsychotics, can cause tardive dyskinesia over time (TD). TD is a condition that causes uncontrollable body movements. For many people, withdrawal of the drug doesn’t stop the disorder, but lowering the dose or switching to a different drug can minimize future damage.
Discontinuing any medication due to side effects requires the help of a healthcare professional. This way, a person can taper slowly and be monitored for any adverse side effects as they discontinue its use. Your psychiatrist may want to find an alternative drug for you to take once you have safely tapered.
Deprescribing in Recovery
Deprescribing is a decision that should be made between an individual, their therapist, and a doctor or psychiatrist. When a person first gets sober, they may have trouble coping with their emotions. This is especially true when somebody has been self-medicating a mental health disorder. Many people who have co-occurring conditions such as anxiety or PTSD experience a worsening of their symptoms when they first get sober.
Anxiety can be high when a person first gets sober. Medication can help people function when their anxiety is a barrier to growth. People also learn tools to cope with stress throughout recovery and may get to a point where they think they don’t want to take as much medication. This is a choice that is between them and the professionals involved in their mental health plan.
Understanding the benefits and the risks of decreasing or stopping mental health medication is essential. Do not stop taking medication that treats any mental or physical illness without a medical professional's explicit permission and guidance.
A therapist can help you increase your coping skills and evaluate your symptoms. You need to have a definitive plan on how to taper medication. The professionals can help you plan what to do if you have an adverse reaction while decreasing any psychiatric medication.
Don’t try to taper from medication or get sober alone; there are risks of side effects and withdrawal symptoms.
Getting Help for Addiction
If you or somebody you love needs help with a substance use disorder, we're here to help! The help of a caring, supportive staff experienced in addiction and recovery can help you begin your journey toward healing. Please call us at 619-363-4767 to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help.
There is good news for people who need therapy to help them in their recovery. Research has shown that people who attend online therapy get the same benefits as those who go to treatment in-person.
Socially Distanced, But Not Alone
One of the most significant changes that people in recovery have had to make during the pandemic was socially distancing. The act of remaining at least six feet from people and not hug or touch them has been hard for anyone. People need to connect. We need to be able to give and receive empathy. This is especially true for people in online therapy.
For many people, the pandemic has been a time of crisis. For some people, this means that new symptoms of mental health disorders have begun to intrude on their lives. Depression and anxiety, in particular, are at a high, especially among young adults.
12-step meetings have adapted pretty well to going online, even though it’s not the same as sitting in a room and being able to share or celebrate milestones in-person. People with seniority in recovery saw online meetings as an urgent need, and almost every city with 12-step meetings had to get help from the more tech-savvy members to get set up.
Online Therapy and Tools for Recovery
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective therapy types that can benefit almost anyone in recovery. People participate in their own treatment, focus on destructive patterns and behaviors, and often do “homework” to help them change those behaviors. For many people, learning these skills over video makes no difference; they can still use their therapy effectively and challenge behaviors and negative self-talk.
According to Forbes Magazine, over 14 studies found that “online CBT led to a 50% improvement in symptoms of panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and compulsive gambling disorder.” People also felt less stressed and more energetic, whether their fatigue was from mental illness, stress, or physical health.
In other worse, online therapy works and helps people take back control of their mental well-being.
Reaching People Who Need it Most
For therapists, psychiatrists, and medical professionals, online appointments also helped fill a gap. To reach their clients where they’re at. People in recovery from addiction or mental health disorders are especially vulnerable to isolation and loneliness. A weekly check-in helps clients feel less isolated and more cared valued.
Mental health experts say that even after most of us are vaccinated, online therapy has its place. It will continue to be an essential tool, especially for people in rural areas and other places with limited access.
While the addiction epidemic is still raging, many geographic locations don’t have a treatment bed available when an addicted person is finally ready and willing to get lifesaving help.
Getting Help for Addiction
If you or somebody you love struggles with addiction, online therapy, group sessions, and individual sessions can help you connect to the resources, compassion, and expertise you need to reclaim your life. Get in touch to learn how we can help! You can reach us at 619-363-4767.
Many people who want to change their lives must take time to learn more about themselves. For people with addiction, cognitive behavior therapy helps them make better choices. A lot of recovery is about making better, healthy choices. These choices enable you to live a more fulfilling life and can also help you achieve long-term sobriety. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, can help you learn to live without the use of substances successfully.
Understanding Yourself and Your Behaviors
CBT is a tool that can help you understand your thoughts and your feelings. These often are things that you react to with specific behavior. For example, many people will have specific situations that are a trigger for using substances or drinking. For example, if you used to stop by a particular bar on your way home from work every day, it may be a big challenge to walk by without stopping. Passing by that spot now that you are sober is a dangerous trigger that you need to eliminate from your routine.
By recognizing triggers that cause a desire to use, you can start learning to respond with different behavior. In the example above, that would mean learning a new route to and from work.
CBT: Changing Your Thoughts, Actions, And Life
CBT is used in a variety of therapy settings. Therapists can use it to help people with mental health disorders and substance use disorders begin to change their behaviors.
Many people who struggle with addiction also have trouble with negative thinking and low self-esteem. These thoughts and feelings can lead to depression and self-destructive behaviors. Many people with a substance use disorder can feel stuck in a spiral of painful thoughts and self-destructive action. But you may feel like there’s nothing you can do about it.
Changing your thinking is essential to achieving mental health and your overall well-being. CBT can help you abstain from alcohol and drugs and help you discover a better way to live. You’ll learn about how you can challenge your negative thoughts and feelings.
Here are some other things CBT can help with:
- Recognizing self-destructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
- Challenging and changing negative and painful thought patterns.
- Discover triggers and provide alternatives.
- Create ways to cope with upsetting life situations without using substances.
- Create new strategies for coping in challenging situations.
- Learn to achieve goals through new behavior patterns.
Getting Help for Addiction
Getting clean and sober is the first step to a new life! If you or somebody you know needs help getting sober, we’re here to help. We provide a safe, therapeutic environment to detox from substances and start to reclaim your life. We’re here to help! Call us with questions at 619-363-4767.
This holiday season was challenging for everyone in one way or another. Whether you stayed home or took risks to see family, you might be holding onto feelings from the past few months. Managing stress is an essential part of learning to live, adapt, and survive without alcohol or drugs.
New Year’s is the time of year we spend reflecting. For humans, the passage of time is significant. We love to mark birthdays on a calendar. You probably have a “sober birthday” date you’re keeping track of as well. 2020 and now 2021 are years that will probably be etched into our brains for years to come. Recent current events and unrest, as well as living in a pandemic, are remarkable stressors. And, as with many things, most of us are pretty powerless over what people outside ourselves. But we must learn to manage as life goes on.
The new year is also a time of reflection. It’s also a time we set goals and think about our hopes and dreams. Letting go of stress and learning to cope with it using healthy methods is an integral part of maintaining your recovery and sanity these days.
Managing Stress in a Healthy Way
There are no promises that anyone can make in 2021 other than it’s a new year. However, you can take time to manage and take care of your feelings and emotions. Managing stress is an important skill. For many people, managing life a day at a time is an important skill to master again and again. Nobody is perfect, and these skills take practice. Don’t beat yourself up if you feel overwhelmed. Take a deep breath, and make sure you’re doing the following:
- Maintaining your healthy habits. Sometimes it’s hard to take care of yourself, especially if you are prone to depression or loneliness. However, taking care of yourself will help you stay sober. Ensure you are eating well-rounded meals three times a day, getting exercise at least three times a week, taking any medications you have correctly, and getting enough sleep.
- Recharging regularly. That means do something that lifts your spirits and practicing self-care. Spen some time in the morning sipping coffee and listening to your favorite music. Go for a run in the park. Practice yoga or meditation. Do things that you feel help nurture your spirit.
- Eating healthy foods. You may feel pressured to have extreme weight loss goals around the New Year or stick to an unsustainable fitness plan. Many people in recovery from addiction also have disordered eating habits. Don't stress about your weight or obsess about your diet. Instead of setting weight loss goals, focus on all-around wellness. Eat healthy, balanced meals, and try to reach for a banana instead of a candy bar. If you want to lose weight, consult a doctor or nutritionist to help you balance your meals. If you
- Getting exercise without being unrealistic. Exercise can be good for your pheremones, but it can also be an addiction. It’s hard to walk an hour a day, every day, or lift weights every day. Some days, you might have trouble doing it or may be busy. Just make time to get some exercise when you can, a few times a week.
- Be social. Even with COVID-19, social interaction is one of the most significant parts of our existence as humans. We need interaction. Many people are experiencing loneliness, but that doesn’t make you alone! Try going to meetings online and reaching out to your network. Ask them to set up chats online using Zoom or another software system.
So much of life today is putting one foot in front of the other. Remember, you are here to stay sober just for today. You are not alone, and you have a choice today that you didn’t when you were sober.
Take the time to practice the basics in recovery, and remember you are powerless over other people, places, and things.
If you need help, it is available, but you need to make sure you ask for it.
Do you or somebody you love have a problem with alcohol or drugs? Get sober in a safe, therapeutic environment. We can help you get sober and stay sober a day at a time in a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere.
We are open and accepting new patients! We take pains to keep everyone safe. Give us a call to learn more about our options. Call us at 619-363-4767.
Our Medical Director Dr. Milgram has this message we wanted to share here. He is in recovery himself for decades and is known as an inspirational figure in the San Diego recovery community:
Worry, fear, boredom, anxiety, loneliness, escapism, insomnia; these are the emotions that plague our society. The plague that is COVID is making these human imperfections more frequent and more pronounced.
There are healthy effective ways we can not only deal with these feelings and situations. But it is human tendency to take an immediate and effective way to escape: The Devil’s Drugs. They are too readily available. There is easy access to someone who can promise you the gates of heaven. You are invincible. And you want it now. From a friend or family member who has some. Or from a prescriber who will prescribe, sometimes inadvertently but often as a legitimate dealer. Hey, maybe it‘s even covered by your insurance. Maybe you know somebody who knows someone who can get it for you in a park or a parking lot. Trust me. You are not invincible. These are not your grandparent’s drugs. These synthetic drugs have a high addiction potential. I don’t think they should have ever been released to the public, like Quaaludes. You give these drugs to a thousand white mice…and a thousand whit mice will be pushing that button for more. Physiologically, we are not dissimilar from a white mouse. They use these same white mice to test the drugs and extrapolate to human consumption. WE WANT MORE OF THAT!!
These drugs cause what is known as hyperalgesia. Let’s say you stroke the hairs on your arm with a feather. These drugs make a stimulus that would be a tickle or an unpleasurable event and convert it to pain. What do you do? I WANT MORE OF THAT!!
Then you develop tolerance to the drug. Until you rapidly, sometimes within days, need more to get you to that place where you want to be. And you then know. I NEED MORE OF THAT!!
NAD+ Helps with Detox and Recovery
We have been very successful treating alcoholism and drug addiction to heroin, opiates with our innovative and experienced team and the magical molecule of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide), which detoxifies and fixes your brain, relieving withdrawal symptoms and cravings with much greater regularity than your neighborhood rehab center. But these are The Devil’s Drugs. And they require an all out and effective therapeutic approach to avoid the gates of hell; loss of you job, your family, your money, your home. And finally you lose yourself and then you lose hope. Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonipen, Ativan, Ambien and the sort) are not a good solution. You solve a problem by creating another problem. But prescribers too readily whip out their prescription pads to give you a stopgap that may be as bad or worse than the original problem. Please don’t take Kratom either. Often the addiction to Kratom is worse than heroin. Unfortunately, it is readily available and touted as “natural”. When you are addicted to Kratom, you may be suffering such terrible withdrawals that you have to use through the night every two hours.
The best way to avoid this whole situation is to not allow these drugs into your body. Avoid them all-knowingly because I have here told you of their power, their danger, and the high percentage for your physiologic tendency as a normal human being to succumb to the power of these drugs. But it is human tendency to think you are different, stronger, better, even invincible. I WANT TO FEEL IT, NOW!!
We have an alternative therapy here in Carlsbad, with the magic molecule (NAD+) that is already present in every living animal and plant cell. And that the body naturally uses to detoxify, heal, pump up immunity, and create new neural pathways that results in less cravings, less withdrawal symptoms and a high degree of long-lasting sobriety, health, longevity and wellness. We help restore restful sleep, use additional therapies, and get you on the road to a new life free from the influence of these drugs.
NAD+ is the magic. There is an art to the administration of it—starting with the best NAD+. Then there are therapies that enhance and propagate the NAD+ effect. Then, once off the drugs, you need to deal with the emotional, physical, depression, anxiety, any underlying mental disease, situation, and establish an ongoing program of healthy nurturing lifestyle.
There is such a thing as recovery, let us show you.
I am The NAD MD,