FAQ

FAQ

The Future Now Detox Center FAQ

Addiction is a chronic disease that has to do with the association of rewards or relief, motivation, and related circuitry to addictive substances or behaviors. It is not a behavioral problem per se, but a chronic brain disorder. Dysfunction in the brain can lead to different manifestations in biological, social, psychological, and spiritual spheres.

A primary manifestation of this is the need for the individual to get relief from the use of substances or behaviors (i.e. sex) and not being able to control and abstain from those. Take note that it has to be the two; the person must have both an unwavering want (in their point of view it is a need) for the addictive substance or behavior and the difficulty to not want it.

The above definition is relatively new in the medical arena and was formed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine or ASAM. The definition was formed from spending four years of research and consultation with around 80 experts on addiction led by former President Michael M. Miller.

The definition encompasses findings from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It also includes recommendations from SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and center for Substance Abuse Treatment. As of today, the new definition of addiction has been reported in publications and different forms of media.

Signs of addiction are characterized by constant craving of the substance or behavior as well as a craving for the sensation they get after it, mood swings that lead to dysfunctional emotional responses, and inability to recognize the effects of their addiction to their own body. These are just some signs of addiction, and the list can go on and on.

While there is no one reason as to why people allow themselves to be addicted, no one started their addiction with the thought that they will become a slave to the substance or behavior. They did not go into it knowing that it will control their life to the point of them being consumed by it.

The process of being consumed by it, however, is all in the nature of the addictive substances. As people continuously take them in, their receptor function decreases and they become immune to the substance.

Since the person has already associated relief and comfort to the substance and its effects, they would most likely consume more of the said substance to get their desired effects. Some of the main reasons for developing an addiction are wanting to have that sense of well-being and simply because they want to feel “high”.

Since addiction is a chronic brain disease, treatment for it involves stabilizing the unbalanced chemicals in the brain. Our treatment called NAD/BR+ Detox will help in stabilizing brain chemicals and it can also regulate mood swings and eliminate the appetite for the substance.

No one is exempt from the possibility of becoming addicted to substances. This is because there are many reasons for people to become addicted or even to engage in addictive substances, to begin with. However, there is a study that has been conducted that prove there are certain types of individuals who are more prone to be addicted to substances. The basis for this is no other than their genetic makeup.

There is a gene called Chromosome 11 that manages D2, or dopamine receptor. What dopamine receptors do is to influence movement, emotions, and associations of pleasure and reward. They function as neurotransmitters that communicate with the brain allowing for reactions to certain feelings, substances, and factors.

D2 has two versions: A1 and A2. A1 is found in around 25% of the population while A2 is found in the other 75% or so. In a study conducted, it was discovered that 52% of the sample of cocaine addicts they observed had A1 while 21% of them had A2.

Having the A1 version is said to be strongly associated with the tendency for addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorders. This is because individuals who have the A1 version of D2 receptors have less of D2 receptors themselves. Since D2 receptors act as neurotransmitters influencing the association of pleasure and relief, less of D2 would mean that higher amounts of the addictive substance are needed for the individual to feel pleasure and relief. That is why people who have A1 are more prone to addiction.

For you to know which version you have, there are tests and programs that can help you find out. With knowing the makeup of your genes, aftercare treatment can be adjusted to address the root problems more effectively.

At Future Now Detox Center, we have a treatment called Brain Restoration Plus or BR+. BR+ is a NAD-based system. NAD is short for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, a coenzyme naturally produced by the body that reacts with oxygen to produce energy. It is the coenzyme for a number of nutrients like amino acids and Vitamin B3.

When a person has too much stress or when they take in addictive substances, NAD supply in the body gets depleted. When this occurs, the person can experience vulnerability to sicknesses, depression, loss of appetite and loss of will. This then makes the person take in more of the addictive substance.

What BR+ does is restore the proper amount of NAD in the body through an IV so that it can function as it should be. To add to that, NAD helps in brain functioning and so it is just right to restore NAD to the body in order combat addiction to substances.

BR+ not only helps rebalance the brain, it also treats addiction to alcohol and brain-related conditions. Some of these are depression, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. Once you get treated by BR+, chances are you can get up to 0% of cravings for the addictive substance. Think about it as a brain reset where you start off with a brain that is not affected by addictive substances.

Yes, it is. The intravenous solutions used in BR+ are made by Archway Apothecary which is a United States-licensed pharmacy. It is a Class 100 sterile compounding pharmacy which is ISO-certified as Class7/5 Clean Room.

The substance itself injected into the veins is also 100% pure. It is ensured that the safety of the patient and the effectiveness of the product to the patient exceeds expectations.

The people administering the treatment are licensed nurses and doctors and the treatment plan is reviewed by experts on a case-to-case basis.

The BR+ treatment takes around 10 days to complete. The treatment focuses on detoxifying the body from the addictive substance and from unbalanced brain activity.

Before the treatment proper, a physical examination is conducted to look at the person's medical history as well as to assess their needs. In this stage, the individual is also analyzed for their tolerance to possible substances and to the amount of detoxifying needed. This is standard procedure so that we can give the best and most effective dose for a full recovery.

For the 10 days, the nurse will insert an IV line to the patient and while this happens the patient can freely eat, watch TV, dose or just lounge on a chair. NAD is slowly infused into the veins while this is happening. After the treatment, the patient may leave and go home. The first few days might come as uncomfortable for the patient so we recommend bringing a companion.

Most people are able to tolerate the treatments without experiencing discomfort. However, if the patient does experience tightness in their chest or nausea, that only means that their body cannot tolerate the dosage yet or that the rate of infusion is too fast.

If experiences like this occur, the infusion is then adjusted to the tolerance level of the person. This allows for an easier and faster recovery. The person almost always does not experience prolonged withdrawal symptoms because the NAD dosages help in balancing the substances in the brain right away.

After eight days, patients can already feel the difference from when they were addicted. They will experience mental clarity and almost to no desire to take in addictive substances. Even so, this treatment only focuses on the mental effects of taking in addictive substances. Further treatments (i.e. psychological) should be done to address other aspects affected by addiction.

Yes, BR+ can address multiple addictions simultaneously provided that they are addictions to illicit substances and alcohol. Illicit substances include prescription drugs, methadone, Suboxone, crystal meth, and other recreational drugs.
There are no other drugs taken in during the detoxifying stage as the substance injected will already suffice in treating the addiction. The BR+ formula only contains what is natural for the body to produce and in prescribed doses. We ensure that all patients undergoing the treatment are only given what their body needs based on their medical history and present condition.
BR+ Treatment is not a cure in itself, but merely a tool to help manage addiction. Yes, it eliminates the desire to take in addictive substances and the imbalance in the brain, but it does not eradicate all effects of addiction.
Based on experience and claims from patients that have taken both, any IV delivery works much better than any treatment taking in supplements. We do not know the reason behind this, but as far as we are concerned, intravenous treatment does have a faster recovery rate and is adjusted to fit each and every patient.

The danger of buying over-the-counter NAD supplements is that the supplements have a specific dosage across all ages. It is not tailor-fit to your health and to your physical condition. With using intravenous treatments, we can ensure that we give you the right dosage that will help your body recover in a more effective and speedy way possible.

Furthermore, the formula for the NAD we inject has other nutrients like amino acids that can help hasten the effects of NAD. Unfortunately, this is not the same for supplements taken orally.

When the treatment is on-going, no. If the patient takes in any addictive substance, it may alter the already being treated imbalance of brain chemicals and it may result in withdrawal and increased cravings for the addictive substance.

However, when the treatment is over and the patient still craves for the substance, then they should take a one-to-three-day booster to help adjust to its absence.

When detox is over it is paramount for the person to immediately start working on the continuum of care that should last for the lifetime, whether it would be residential longer term treatment in the beginning and some local fellowships later , or intensive outpatient treatment with the individualized sessions, there must be action and definite follow up on the clinical side. it is advised to take care of the mental health through the physical exercise and proper nutrition. While we are not arbiters of no ones life, we strongly urge every client to work on finding the meaningful purpose for oneself and deep reality within.
  • Residential level of care and intensive outpatient small individualized programs.
  • Individual or group/family psychotherapy
  • Nutrition/food programs
  • Exercise/physical activity programs
BR+ Treatment has not been studied extensively to say that it can cure the said diseases, but it can help in treating them. Using BR+ is quite effective and symptoms of the diseases recede almost immediately. However, since BR+ is not yet researched further, we cannot say why it is actually effective. We do not know the effects it has on the said diseases and so we cannot give any assurances for them.
First, schedule an appointment. An assessment test will be taken that looks into the patient’s medical history and present health condition. There will be cases when you will be asked to get a physical or blood test.
Treatment is administered at Future Now Detox Center. The usual length of treatment is between 8-10+++ days inpatient in our facility.
You can bring a book, a crossword puzzle, or notebook to journal-we can also provide you with one. We strive to avoid using any gadgets, so you could take so needed quite time in your life.
Yes, we provide different kinds of therapy like individual and family counseling.
We offer both Auricular Acupuncture and Vibro Acoustic therapy. Auricular Acupuncture is similar to any acupuncture but it does not use needles. It uses low-level laser light instead to focus on pressure points on the body, specifically, the ears.This service can help manage anxiety and stress, weight, and pain as well as treat insomnia. On the other hand, Vibro Acoustic bed has healing effects. The term Vibroacoustic Therapy (VAT) was coined in the 1980s by the Norwegian therapist and educator, Olav Skille. Research in Europe and throughout North America has shown that audio waves in the range of 30Hz-120Hz transmitted through the vibroacoustic device have a very positive effect on various systems of the body. An Estonian physician, Professor Saima Tamm, has said that VAT is “an adaptogenous therapy which has an effect to adapt itself to the needs of the patient. The body listens for signals which are needed in order to obtain full harmony, and start processes in the body which eventually will satisfy the signaled needs.”

This service can help manage anxiety and stress, weight, and pain as well as treat insomnia. On the other hand, Guided Imagery is similar to hypnosis. It helps in treating PTSD because it focuses on directing your imagination to a relaxed and focused state that will also reinforce alertness.

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