Your brain can be restored! Patients admitted to the Brain Restoration Wellness Center can expect the following.
A medical release with current lab results from the patient’s primary care physician is required prior to treatment.
An intake assessment is conducted at the Center by a clinically trained staff person. This includes assessing the patient’s medical history and reviewing blood tests in order to determine an individualized treatment plan. Treatment is then scheduled.
The medical staff administers the NAD Treatment in an individually formulated dosage based upon the patient’s medical history. The protocol for addiction treatment is typically eight to ten days, up to 10 hours a day, but may run longer for certain drug or drug-combination addictions. The protocol for PTSD and other depression and anxiety disorders is generally only four days.
Individual and/or family therapy is a valuable part of treatment, depending upon the patient’s history and needs. Typically, therapy with a licensed mental health professional begins on or after the third day of the start of the NAD process.
Following discharge from the program, patients return to the Center for 30, 60 and 90 day follow-up assessments.
NOTE: Treatment is provided on an outpatient basis—patients do not stay overnight at Brain Restoration Wellness Center. However, the program includes room and board during each patient’s stay at a luxurious and fine dining hotel in New Orleans, La. Transportation between the two sites is provided daily.
Given the nature of addictions, the NAD Treatment is not a substitute for recovery – however, it is the beginning of the process of healing. Once the brain is restored to optimal function, the patient has the clarity of mind to engage in the recovery process with the ability to stop compulsive behaviors and make mindful choices that are self-supportive rather than self-destructive.
The NAD Treatment is effective across a broad range of addictive substances, including alcohol, opiates, stimulants and even combinations of these drugs. Side effects of NAD are mild and may include muscular aches, gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, and nasal stuffiness. These can be controlled by moderating the rate of infusion, and all side effects disappear when the IV-delivery is slowed or when the IV is removed at the end of the day’s treatment. No long-term side effects have been observed or reported.
The Center’s program includes individual, family and group therapy. Patients commit to follow-up care with emphasis on psychological, social and spiritual healing. The underlying psychological issues that often lead to substance abuse must be resolved for true recovery. We highly recommend a structured aftercare program of continued counseling, NAD supplementation, a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and deepening and practicing one’s spiritual faith.