Problems concerning alcohol use have many different names — alcoholism, alcohol abuse disorder, alcohol addiction — but whatever the name, the disease can alter the lives of those who suffer from the disease and their loved ones. At Klarity Life, Dr. Henry Liang helps patients overcome alcohol addiction and maintain sobriety with ketamine and NAD+ infusion therapy. To learn more about treating alcohol abuse or addiction with ketamine and NAD+, contact us.
What is alcohol addiction?
Alcohol use disorder affects approximately 7% of the adult population in the United States, and it includes both dependency and addiction components, which aren’t the same thing. Dependency means that your body goes into withdrawal when alcohol is taken away, while addiction affects how your brain processes the alcohol. As you drink, your brain begins to count on the pleasurable effects and rewires itself so that you need to drink more in order to achieve the same effect.
Addiction essentially hijacks your brain, which is why addiction is often referred to as an obsession, while dependency hijacks your body.
What are the signs of alcohol addiction?
The signs of alcohol addiction, or alcohol use disorder, can be very different from one person to the next. For example, some people only binge drink on weekends while others find themselves drinking on a daily basis, sometimes starting early on in the day.
Still, there are common warning signs that your alcohol use is problematic, and they include:
• Blackout drinking
• The inability to control how much you drink
• Craving alcohol
• Getting the “shakes” when you haven’t had alcohol
• Requiring a drink to get your day started
• Needing more alcohol to achieve the same effect
Ultimately, alcohol addiction can have a devastating effect on your life, and the lives of those around you, and it’s not something that simply goes away on its own.
How do NAD+ and ketamine therapy help alcohol addiction?
Dr. Henry Liang in Las Vegas has found that NAD+ and ketamine combination infusion therapy helps with alcohol addiction in several ways, including:
• Alleviating post-acute withdrawal syndrome, or PAWS
• Eliminating or reducing cravings
• Erasing drink-related memories
Alcohol addiction rewires your brain, which governs your cravings. Ketamine works by creating new neural pathways, in effect rewiring your brain once again, without the addiction component. The drug also overrides memories of drinking, which reduces the triggers once you’ve quit alcohol. NAD+ is effective at reducing the oxidative stress at the cellular level that occurs during detoxification.
Ketamine is a very effective treatment for alcoholics who have already detoxed and are looking for ways to prevent relapse and maintain their sobriety. The combination of ketamine and NAD+ is extremely effective in achieving detoxification with minimal withdrawal symptoms. Klarity Life offers comprehensive detoxification and sobriety maintenance programs.
If you’ve quit drinking, but you’re still plagued by long-term withdrawal symptoms and cravings or if you wish to quit and/or you have failed other detoxification programs, contact Klarity Life to learn more about ketamine and NAD+ infusion therapy.