This new innovative approach to addiction treatment helps
restore brain function and reduce cravings using amino acids.
NeuroRecover ™ is a new approach to drug and alcohol dependence and addiction treatment that has proven to be the most effective method available to assist the body and brain in repairing the damage done by drugs (either illegal or prescription), alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine.
NeuroRecover™ uses proprietary amino acid based intravenous preparations to assist neurological repair of the addicted brain. It reduces and can eliminate cravings.
The program generally lasts 6-8 hours per day for approximately 10 days. It is usually recommended that a client begins the therapy halfway through their stay in treatment.
It is designed to rapidly assist the addict’s body in restoring neuro receptor function to normal levels. Once the body’s neuro receptor functions have been healed, the patient’s cravings, anxiety, and depression are reduced or eliminated, allowing the physician to remediate any underlying conditions that may have led to the original substance abuse.
Drugs and alcohol damage the nervous system by artificially stimulating neuro transmitter receptors. This continued stimulation eventually dulls the receptors, and causes the need for the sustained or increased use of substances, just to function and feel closer to normal. When one cuts down a number of drugs or alcohol or stops completely, the receptors may heal completely with time, but often they do not. This leads to symptoms such as anxiety, emptiness, brain fog, physical pain, depression, lack of motivation and insomnia.
Why does the brain not recover completely and promptly on its own, as the body heals from a sunburn, for example? The reason is that the brain is our body’s hard drive, carefully assembled and balanced over several years as we grow up. It is not designed for exposure to most of these substances, especially at high or sustained amounts. It does not naturally have the necessary repair materials available to address this kind of damage, as the skin does to heal from a burn.
There are four different NeuroRecover ™ intravenous formulas available, consisting of unique combinations of a few select amino acids in a base of NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), that are specifically designed to assist the nervous system in repairing those receptors damaged by substance use, as well as by dopamine-damaging activities (e.g. gambling and pornography addiction). The formulas chosen depend on the patient’s substance exposure history. An oral supplement program is employed after the intravenous treatment which specifically supports continued brain balancing.
NeuroRecover ™ is administered as a daily intravenous solution for eight hours a day. This prolonged exposure to specific amino acids and NAD bathes the damaged nervous system in an abundance of repair materials. The brain is then able to rapidly employ these natural materials to speed healing and close up the chemical deficiencies that drug, alcohol or marijuana exposure has caused, which minimizes withdrawal and results in lasting healing in almost all cases. The total treatment time varies from five to eight days for those already clean from the substance(s) for three weeks or more, to ten to fifteen days for those who are currently using or who are dependent on a number of substances. The treatment ends when the patient feels no cravings and has restored clarity of mind and enthusiasm to be alive.
NeuroRecover ™ was pioneered by the late Dr. William Hitt with 20 years of intensive research with hundreds of patients. Dr. Humiston was trained by Dr. Hitt and has been treating patients with NeuroRecover ™ since 2003. Dr. Humiston wrote the Clinicians’ Manual used to train other physicians on NeuroRecover ™ and continues to train other physicians on its use.
NeuroRecover ™ has been shown on SPECT brain scans performed at the Dr. Daniel Amen Clinics, in images taken before and after treatment, to promptly bring about significant improvement in function in the drug-damaged brain. As the treatment rapidly reduces cravings and in almost all cases eliminates them, patients can expect the benefits to last – to live without cravings, and to have restored clarity of mind and well-being.