Addiction is, first and foremost, not a moral failure. It’s not your fault. Just like kidney disease or
it is a chronic relapsing disorder that requires comprehensive intervention. This is not just an opinion. The
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and SAMHSA’s Center for
Substance Abuse Prevention and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment all agree that addiction is a disease, not
a personal failing.
Addiction changes the way the body and brain respond to addictive substances and behaviors. People with
experience chronic, recurring, intense cravings. If they don’t satisfy these cravings, they may experience
pain, intense mood swings, dysfunctional behavior, depression, and even thoughts of suicide.
As a result, most addicts experience intense disruptions to their lives. Their attempts to satisfy their
can alienate the people they love the most. Drugs and addictive behavior may compromise an addicted person’s
judgment, and even cause them to abuse or endanger others.
People become addicted for many reasons. Some are addicted to drugs used to manage conditions such as chronic
Others use addiction to numb feelings of depression, hopelessness, and worthlessness. No addict sets out to
addicted. Once the cycle of addiction begins, however, it almost always requires professional help to
Addiction is a self-feeding cycle. The process of addiction changes brain function, depletes neurotransmitters,
alters neurons. As this damage occurs, an addict uses drugs and alcohol to cope with the painful effects.
changes in the brain and body render an addiction victim more and more dependent on substances. Because people
addiction associate substances with comfort and relief, they tend to continually consume more and more alcohol
drugs to dull the pain that addiction causes.
No one is immune to the disease of addiction. Lifestyle problems, trauma, mental health conditions, and many
factors can make people vulnerable to addiction. However, according to at least one study, certain genetic
anomalies can make people more vulnerable to addiction.
A gene known as D2 is located on chromosome 11. This gene manages dopamine, a neurotransmitter linked to
movement, pleasure, motivation, and reward. This important neurotransmitter essentially tells the brain how to
D2 has two versions: A1 and A2. A1 is found in around 25% of the population, while A2 is found in the other 75%.
one study, 52% of the sample of cocaine addicts they observed had A1, while 21% had A2. This points to a
component to addiction and suggests that A1 greatly increases the risk of addiction. A1 has also been
with obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
Genetic testing can help you determine which form of the gene you have. Knowing your genetic legacy can help us
tailor aftercare to your needs. No matter which form of the gene you have, however, and no matter why you are
addict, the right treatment program can help you recover and thrive.
Future Now Detox is West Palm Beach’s premier provider of a world-class treatment called Brain Restoration Plus,
BR+. Built upon Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD), a natural coenzyme occurring in the body, BR+ is
called NAD/BR+ or BR+/NAD. It is the cornerstone of our methodology.
NAD is naturally occurring in every cell of the human body. It reacts with oxygen to provide cells with energy.
also is a coenzyme for many nutrients, including many amino acids and vitamin B3.
Low levels of NAD make people more vulnerable to addiction. Stress and addiction may also further deplete NAD.
makes people even more susceptible to stress, depression, illness, loss of appetite, and other woes. This
their vulnerability to addiction, since many people cope with this pain by consuming even more addictive
BR+ restores the body to health by ensuring the body’s cells have adequate levels of NAD. NAD supports the brain
during the challenging period of detox, allowing the brain to function efficiently and effectively. This can
the intensity of withdrawal and alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other symptoms associated with
Because of the unique ability of NAD to rapidly restore brain health, many people in recovery report an
decline in cravings. Some experience no cravings at all.
BR+ treatment is administered intravenously. This means that it enters the body through a small needle inserted
into the vein. This ensures that it can quickly travel to the cells, providing optimal results.
Yes, it is. The intravenous solutions used in BR+ are made by Archway Apothecary, which is a United
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. BR+ occurs under the watchful supervision of a
medical doctor and medically trained support team. Because it involves a substance that already occurs in the
it’s safe even for people with allergies or other common maladies. Almost everyone can try BR+.
The BR+ treatment takes around 10 days to complete. The treatment focuses on detoxifying the body from the
addictive substance while restoring brain health.
Before treatment can begin, patients undergo a physical examination and complete medical history. A doctor will
then work with them to assess their needs and treatment goals. A physician also analyzes the tolerance to
substances, and the degree of detox needed. This is standard procedure so that we can give the best and most
effective dose for a full recovery.
For 10 days, a nurse will maintain an IV line in the patient’s hand or arm, while monitoring the infusion of
BR+/NAD. The patient can freely eat, watch TV, read, or lounge in a chair and doze. The IV infusion is
However, some patients experience minor stinging with the needle insertion. Most people tolerate treatments
discomfort or side effects.
If you’re the exception to the rule, our caring nurses are ready to help. The nurse will adjust the flow rate of
the treatment based on any side effects you may experience. Although side effects are typically minimal, your
will work with you to devise a treatment plan that maximizes your comfort.
After eight days, patients can already feel a shift away from addiction. They will experience mental clarity and
almost no desire to take in addictive substances. Even so, this treatment only focuses on the physiological
of taking in addictive substances. Psychological services are recommended to address the myriad other aspects
addiction. The combination of holistically focused medical and psychological treatment has been shown to
the best outcome for patients.
Yes, BR+ can address multiple addictions simultaneously, provided that they are addictions to illicit
substances and alcohol. Illicit substances include prescription drugs, cocaine, methadone, Suboxone, crystal
meth, heroin and other recreational drugs.
Typically, there are no other medications given during the detoxifying stage, as BR+ is sufficient to address
underlying addiction. By avoiding other drugs, the body is better able to cleanse itself of addictive
BR+ is a natural treatment, and as such, should not be mixed with artificial drugs. We ensure that all patients
undergoing the treatment are only given what their body needs based on their medical history and present
In the event an additional medication is needed, our physician will provide additional treatment based on your
BR+ treatment is not a cure, but merely a tool to help manage the physiological aspects of addiction.
Addiction is a complex disease, with physiological, social, spiritual, and psychological components. BR+
restores brain health, thus decreasing cravings and resolving the physical drive to use drugs. It will not
cure the other aspects of addiction. Instead, patients will need comprehensive treatment that addresses the
entirety of their addictive circumstances.
Many patients are reluctant to have IV therapy. We understand. Phobias, negative prior experiences, and stress
about treatment can make an IV seem scary. But BR+ supplements just don’t work as well. IV treatment delivers
NAD directly to the cells, producing more rapid recovery.
Over the counter NAD supplements are not as safe. These supplements are not tailored to your physical health and
needs. Intravenous solutions, by contrast, are fully customized to heal your body effectively so you can
Moreover, our brand of NAD is rich in amino acids and other nutrients that can hasten the effects of BR+. This
not true of oral supplements.
We’ll work with you to answer questions, address any fears, and ensure treatment is as comfortable as possible.
After all, the discomfort and agony of addiction will outlast the pain of any needle stick.
The goal of NAD/BR+ is to make the physiological aspects of addiction manageable so that the cravings for
substances are significantly decreased or absent. We never recommend that a patient use an addictive substance.
a patient finds that physiological cravings have returned, we recommend booster NAD therapy in scheduled
We will tailor a plan that meets your needs. We will be with you to care for and support you on your journey to
When detox is over it is paramount for the person to immediately begin pursuing the lifetime of wellness that
will help them remain sober. Quality addiction treatment includes a continuum of care that can sustain a
lifetime of recovery. This might include residential longer term treatment now and local fellowships later, or
intensive outpatient care that includes individualized therapy. There’s no single choice that will work for
every person in recovery. We work with you to devise a treatment strategy that restores you to full health.
Your life is in your own hands. We don’t control you. But we do urge you to find a sense of purpose and to
embrace your unique reality.
Some important treatment protocols that can support recovery include:
- Residential care, intensive outpatient, and small individualized programs.
- Group, individual, and family psychotherapy.
- Food and nutrition support programs.
- Exercise and physical activity programs.
BR+ treatment has shown promise in treating neurological disorders. It has not, however, been extensively
We cannot say for sure whether it treats these disorders—though we do know that it is a low risk and generally
alternative to other treatments.
First, schedule an appointment. An admissions counselor will explore your medical condition, current health, and
risk factors. We may ask you to undergo blood work or a physical.
Treatment is administered at Future Now Detox Center. The usual length of treatment is between 8-10 days
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, because we want this to be a relaxing, cleansing, meditative time for you. You can
sit back and nap or meditate.
Absolutely. Therapy is indispensable to quality addiction treatment. We provide daily clinical interventions,
including therapy such as family and individual counseling. Our group therapy offers additional support, and
psychodrama sessions help patients make better sense of their lives, so they can move beyond pain and trauma
healing and recovery.
We offer both auricular acupuncture and Vibroacoustic therapy. Auricular acupuncture is similar to
acupuncture, but does not use needles. Instead, it uses low-level laser light to focus on pressure points
the body, specifically, the ears. This service can help manage anxiety and stress, support a healthy
address insomnia and pain, and help with withdrawal.
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
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
adapt itself to the needs of the patient. The body listens for signals which are needed in order to obtain
harmony, and start processes in the body which eventually will satisfy the signaled needs.”
We believe in the power of complementary healing modalities. We work with our patients to construct
comprehensive, custom-tailored recovery solutions. Our other offerings include guided imagery, hypnosis,
massage therapy, chiropractic care, nutritional support that includes probiotic therapy, and much more. We
believe that each person we treat should be treated as a unique human being who matters. Let us show you
the right treatment package can do for you.