Why Is It So Hard
to Quit Using
Oxycodone doesn’t just affect you while you’re on it. It also changes your brain over time. Prolonged use of painkillers like oxycodone can actually make pain worse because these drugs change the way your brain responds to pain. This increased pain can then cause you to take even more oxycodone, initiating a vicious cycle that’s hard to break free from.
Addiction changes the brain such that an addict can only feel normal when he or she is under the influence. So people who abuse oxycodone feel better, more like themselves, and less hopeless when they’re high—even though the high undermines their relationships and makes them behave in ways that harm themselves.
In the short-term, quitting oxycodone is painful and difficult. Addicts fear this pain and some worry that they’ll never escape it. So they keep using, even when doing so wrecks their life.
How We Help
You Recover With
Addiction changes the way your brain works. That’s why addicts have so much trouble envisioning their life without oxycodone, and why they make decisions that can potentially be fatal in the interest of staying on the drug.
Our revolutionary brain restoration process cuts to the root of the problem. We are the only provider in West Palm Beach currently offering this treatment protocol, which uses nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) to heal the brain. Here’s how NAD Brain Restoration Plus (NAD/BR+) can heal your addiction and save your life:
The brain depends on neurotransmitters to send signals. These brain chemicals help a signal travel from one cell to another. Without them, the signal can’t travel, or can’t travel as well. Disruptions in neurotransmitter levels are associated with mental illness such as depression and anxiety, difficulties with motivation, sleep problems, and much more.
Drug addiction alters neurotransmitter levels in the brain. There’s also some evidence that people with abnormal neurotransmitters are more vulnerable to drug addiction and other mental health conditions.
So what does this have to do with our West Palm Beach NAD/BR+? NAD is a coenzyme that helps to power reactions in each of the body’s cells. It works with the cell’s mitochondria to enable much of what the body does. Without it, the body can’t function right, and neurotransmitter levels drop.
Research suggests that people with low levels of NAD are more vulnerable to drug addiction. Drug addiction is a dysfunctional way for them to attempt to restore NAD and neurotransmitter levels. It’s a form of self-medication—a form that doesn’t work.
IV therapy with NAD during the detox process serves a number of functions:
- It helps the body remain healthy as it deals with the stress of detox.
- It enables the cells to properly absorb nutrients even as the body goes through detox.
- It restores normal neurotransmitter levels, potentially improving mental health and making recovery easier.
- It removes a risk factor for addiction and relapse—low NAD.