NeuroRecover ™. is a new approach to drug and alcohol dependence and addiction 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, tobacco and marijuana.
Drugs and alcohol damage the nervous system by artificially stimulating neurotransmitter receptors. This continued stimulation eventually dulls the receptors, and causes the need for sustained or increased use of substances, just to function and feel closer to normal. When one cuts down the amount 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. 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 wellbeing.
“I was absolutely reluctant and couldn’t see how amino acids could make that much of a difference. I noticed an immediate difference at the end of the first day. My mind was quiet! I don’t have the constant thoughts and negativity running through my head. It’s a new unexpected freedom. I don’t have the cravings I used to. My mind is lucid. I feel contentment most of the time. I have energy and feel motivated. There is a mental stability I have never experienced before.”
Brent S, (had continuing symptoms from alcohol, marijuana,cocaine and methamphetamine abuse and even after nineteen years of sobriety)
“It was like going through a door. On one side of the door was the feeling that my condition was very fragile, the fear that out-of-control episodes would return, the agony of trying to get off the medications but failing. On the other side of the door was simply freedom from all that. I reduced by half my medications in the week before the treatments, then stopped entirely on the first day. I’ve never gone back to any of them. I again know the sweet feeling of satisfaction and happiness in daily activities, instead of the former emptiness”
Bill L, (14 years of antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication dependence)