Alcohol abuse and addiction is a rapidly growing problem in America. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about 15 million adult US citizens were suffering from an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in 2013. Similarly, a survey conducted in 2015 found that about 27% of adults in the US engaged in binge drinking.
When it comes to seeking treatment for alcohol abuse, people have different needs. For people who have a habit of heavy drinking, their bodies gradually become dependent on alcohol intake. As a result, when they try to quit drinking they suffer from serious withdrawal effects. The symptoms of withdrawal can range from moderate to severe anxiety, elevated blood pressure, body aches, shakes, tremors and it may even prove to be life-threatening. Alcohol detox involves the removal of alcohol from the body after sudden cessation and is the first step towards stopping alcohol and drug misuse.
What Causes Alcohol Withdrawal?
Alcohol tends to have a depressive effect on the entire body, especially on the nervous system. When you have a habit of excessive alcohol intake, your body gradually starts to become dependent on it and stops the production of certain neurotransmitters. Because the body is always trying to keep homeostasis and maintain equilibrium in the system, it tries to balance the depressive effect of alcohol by releasing “stimulating” neurotransmitters. Therefore, when alcohol intake is suddenly stopped, the body remains in its stimulated states. This is what causes the withdrawal effect.
What Are the Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?
Some of the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome include, but are not limited to:
- Elevated blood pressure and heartbeat
- Shaky limbs
- Difficulty concentrate
Other serious effects of alcohol withdrawal include hallucinations and tremors. In rare cases, a possibly life-threatening condition called the Delirium Tremens (DT) may also be observed after about 3-4 days of last alcohol consumption. In this condition, severe hallucinations and delusions are observed. The good news is that only 5% of the individuals are affected with DT. Don’t worry, our medical professionals are fully trained in making you comfortable and taking care of your health issues during alcohol detoxification
While some people can recover from alcohol withdrawal by themselves, this not recommended. Detoxing from alcohol should always be done under medical supervision as the detox process is quite dangerous and the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are very severe. At Springfield Wellness Center, we understand this. This is why we offer a medicated detox program in a calm and comfortable environment to help you get rid of your alcohol dependence.
How We Help You Get Better
Alcohol abuse depletes our brains of essential neurotransmitters which are important for its optimal functioning. At Springfield wellness center, we use a proprietary detoxification regimen called BR+NAD™ which not only replenishes these neurotransmitters and enzymes but also helps you get better quickly from alcohol withdrawal syndrome without discomfort.
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The following individuals are among the hundreds who have been helped by our BR+NAD™ IV therapy protocols, or are family members, friends, or healthcare professionals who have seen the results for themselves.
What is the BR+NAD™ Treatment Protocol?
Brain Restoration Plus Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide is our proprietary treatment protocol for complete detox from alcohol and other substances of abuse. NAD+ is a metabolic co-enzyme which plays a vital role in nutrition and repair of the brain. It is also essential for the maintenance of optimal levels of neurotransmitters which are responsible for the normal functioning of the brain.
Our proprietary BR+NAD™ protocol is a nutritional intravenous infusion system which restores the normal functioning of the brain by maintaining the optimal levels of neurotransmitters which have become depleted due to alcohol misuse. This treatment regimen has been shown to be completely safe and effective for alcohol and substance abuse detoxification.
Alcohol Detox with BR+NAD™ at Springfield Wellness Center
The process of alcohol detoxification at Springfield Wellness center usually takes about 10 days. However, the duration of your treatment may vary according to various factors:
- Duration and frequency of alcohol abuse
- Presently or previously occurring mental health or medical problems.
- History of any prior detox procedures performed.
Detoxification involves the following steps:
During your first visit, we will perform a thorough assessment of your alcohol dependence and ascertain your treatment needs. We will then prepare a treatment plan that will be fully customized according to specific medical needs.
At Springfield Wellness Center, we always perform a detoxification procedure under the supervision of qualified medical professionals. Each patient will receive individually customized intravenous (IV) protocols of BR+NAD™. Our research shows that this nutritional treatment protocol is very fast-acting and provides excellent results. In most cases, a detox process is completed within 10-14 days.
After your detox procedure has been completed, you will feel that you won’t have any alcohol craving or dependence. In fact, our research shows that 90% of our patients do not feel cravings. In addition, they have substantially enhanced clarity of mind and problem-solving abilities.
Detox is Not Rehab
You should remember that detoxification is not rehab! In fact, detoxification is usually the first step in stopping your alcohol dependence issues. It lays the groundwork for long-term alcohol cessation and helping you start a healthy and active lifestyle. Also, to prevent treatment relapse, you must identify the underlying problems which led to alcohol misuse in the first place by seeking medical and psychiatric help.
Alcohol detoxification is not easy, but with determination, you can achieve anything in life. With proper medical care at Springfield Wellness Center, you can get through this in a calm and comfortable environment. Our friendly and qualified staff is there to take care of all your needs. Your journey to a healthy life starts here. Book an appointment with us today and say hello to a beautiful and fulfilling life.
Words of Satisfaction
When they put the IV in me, it was such an incredible state of wellbeing but with energy. In my adult life, I have never felt like that on my own. And then, Paula, Dr. Mestayer, and the nurses would say, "How is the craving?" I said, "I haven't had one inkling of a craving whatsoever." It vanished in 20 minutes of the first IV. So I'm telling you that it worked immediately!
Family Member of Former Patient
The first two days were long but positive. The third day, he was like "I don't want pills anymore. I have no desire." And then day four, I could see his personality coming back. He's positive. He's himself. He's back. It's just amazing. Even more focused than before. More positive vibes. Just the energy is amazing. It works!
Day two, no more cravings. I could feel my attitude changing. I could feel myself looking towards the future: what I was going to do to resolve everything that I've been going through with relationships. Day three, the light came on and everything became so clear. Day four, I felt like I could really start reading. I started feeling like I could start focusing, again. Day 5, by that point, I felt like my spirit was new. Everything was new. From there, everything just went up!
I woke up the fourth morning, and everything was brighter. I had all my energy back. The biggest part with me is I don't have cravings anymore. It's more of a PTSD thing. One thing I had for seven years was nightmares every night. And now, after my third or fourth day treatment, my nightmares are gone. I come and get my boosters when I start losing sleep, and I'll be good for 28-30 days and start all over. It's been a lifesaver for me.
About 11 years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. I met with several doctors, and they all said the same thing that it was irreversible and very very unsuccessful in treatment. It was being treated by a Physician, and he prescribed a whole bunch of medicine with little to no effects. I had tremors constantly. I tripped - unsteady on my feet. I couldn't eat with a fork; I had to eat with a spoon. I always saw images in my peripheral vision. I didn't get much sleep. So, I just about gave up. I met with Dr. Mestayer. He took down a medical history on me. I started receiving 1000 mg of NAD. Within an hour of the treatment, my tremors stopped almost immediately. I quit stumbling. I quit drooling at night. My peripheral vision was perfect; I saw no more images in my peripheral vision. It just makes you feel wonderful. You feel younger! It's remarkable.