The withdrawal symptoms that develop after suddenly stopping drugs or alcohol often trigger a relapse in people seeking recovery.
At Klarity Clinic, we specialize in ketamine infusion therapy to treat addictions to illicit and prescription drugs or alcohol. Our experts also combine ketamine with nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), an essential coenzyme that supports health and vitality.
Ketamine and NAD+ infusion therapy reduce your risk for uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms so that you can achieve lasting recovery.
Understanding drug and alcohol withdrawal side effects
When your body becomes physically dependent on drugs or alcohol, it needs more and more of the substance to feel “normal.” Stopping your use of these substances can cause physical symptoms that range from mild to life-altering.
Though different drugs can cause specific types of symptoms, people withdrawing from drugs and alcohol are likely to experience physical side effects like:
- Runny nose
- Rapid heartbeat
- Muscle aches or cramps
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Nausea and vomiting
Drug and alcohol withdrawal also influences your mental and emotional health, causing post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Symptoms of PAWS can include concentration difficulties, agitation, irritability, and anxiety. Depression is also common among people with substance use disorders.
More serious mental consequences of drug or alcohol withdrawal can include hallucinations and delirium, a sudden onset of confused thinking and loss of awareness.
If you’re ready to start your journey to sobriety and be free of alcohol and drugs, our team customizes a detox and recovery plan that might include ketamine and NAD+ infusion therapy.
The recovery benefits of ketamine and NAD+
Ketamine is commonly used as a surgical anesthetic. In lower doses, ketamine supports addiction recovery by rapidly reducing cravings for drugs or alcohol. The medication also significantly lessens the severity of PAWS symptoms like depression and anxiety in a short period of time by building new neural connections in the brain.
NAD+ is a coenzyme that naturally occurs in your body and is responsible for regulating your immune system and metabolism. NAD+ also aids in DNA repair and contributes to your overall longevity.
A series of ketamine and NAD+ infusions are needed to support addiction recovery. Over roughly 10 days, we deliver precise amounts of ketamine and NAD+ directly into your bloodstream to reduce your cravings for alcohol or drugs.
NAD+ as a detox treatment
NAD+ can also be an instrumental part of your initial detox process as the coenzyme rapidly reduces oxidative stress at a cellular level. The rapid detox process NAD+ offers provides immediate benefits to your health.
You can also expect your detox process to be a relatively comfortable one and free of the intense physical and mental symptoms that are common with post-acute withdrawal syndrome.
Infusion therapy, along with after-care services like psychological therapy and peer support groups, can be instrumental in your long-term addiction recovery efforts.
Even if you’ve tried to quit before without success, our customized care plans may be the solution you need to jumpstart your recovery.
Call the Klarity Clinic office near you today to learn more about the benefits of ketamine and NAD+ infusions for addiction recovery. You can also book a consultation online.