Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment
Richard E. Repass, MD
Psychiatrist & Addiction Medicine located in Mercer Island, WA
If you were asked to pick one of the most vital molecules in the human body, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) would have to be at the top of the list. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, Richard E. Repass, MD, specializes in innovative BR+NAD™ therapy, a natural and highly effective detox treatment for alcohol and drug addictions and neuropsychiatric disorders. To learn how NAD can help rebalance your brain and revitalize your body, call the office in Mercer Island, Washington, to schedule an appointment.
NAD Detox Q & A
Why is NAD important for my health?
NAD is found in every cell in your body, where it’s essential for energy production. Because of this vital role, you need optimal levels of NAD to keep your brain, nerves, and organs functioning.
In addition to ensuring your body has the energy it needs to stay healthy, NAD fills other roles. It’s essential for DNA repair and it stimulates the production of neurotransmitters. NAD also promotes cellular communication, strengthens your immune system, and transmits messages from nerves to smooth muscles.
How do I become deficient in NAD?
You can end up with a NAD deficiency if you don’t get enough niacin or vitamin B3. Your body needs niacin to synthesize NAD.
Levels of NAD naturally decline as you get older. It’s also depleted due to the stress of:
- Mental health disorders
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Drug and alcohol addiction
- Physical illness and stress
When patients receive NAD detox treatment, brain function is restored. They have better clarity, improved concentration, a boost in mood, and of course, increased energy.
What health conditions may improve with NAD?
Restoring normal levels of NAD may slow the aging process by supporting proteins called sirtuins. Sirtuins have a vital role in aging, as they regulate cellular health and DNA expression. However, sirtuins can only function when NAD is available.
In its role as a signaling molecule, NAD shows promise for improving Parkinson’s disease and slowing down the progression and even enhancing cognitive function of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. It may also help patients with tardive dyskinesia, a movement disorder caused by psychiatric medications.
What are the benefits of NAD for alcohol and drug addiction?
Dr. Repass uses a special formula of NAD, Brain Restoration Plus Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (BR+NAD™) to help patients detox from alcohol and drug addictions. There are several benefits of using BR+NAD.
For starters, it stops your cravings. Whether you’re addicted to opioids, stimulants, benzodiazepines, or marijuana, cravings are significantly diminished in the first day or two of treatment for most patients, and the results are long-lasting.
Another reason BR+NAD is such an exceptional detox treatment is that it’s natural so you can detox safely without taking other medications that may be addicting. Finally, NAD resolves neurochemical imbalances and restores energy to your brain, improving its overall functioning and memory.
What should I expect during NAD treatment?
Your BR+NAD detox treatment at Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment is done on an outpatient basis, so you can go home at the end of each session. You’ll relax in a comfortable chair while you receive a slow intravenous (IV) infusion containing a megadose of BR+NAD. This special protocol boosts your results by also including supporting nutrients including vitamins, amino acids, and minerals.
When you go through an BR+NAD detox from alcohol or drug addiction, you’ll receive one infusion daily for 10-15 days, ideally consecutive. By the end of your therapy, your brain function is restored and your cravings are gone or significantly diminished. During that time, ongoing therapy supports your ability to avoid a relapse.
We are open 7 days per week, starting patients on a rolling schedule. The first two infusions are approximately 8-10 hours, the second two are 6-7 hours, then infusions range between 3 and 7 hours for the remaining 6 days.
Snacks and beverages are provided, but lunch must be purchased/delivered or brough in by patients. Symptomatic medication is of course provided, but patients should bring regular medications with them daily.
Smoking or vaping is not allowed on the premises. We encourage nicotine cessation and the BR+NAD treatment can help. We offer nicotine replacement with gum or patches during treatments. Patients are allowed to bring their own nicotine replacement with them, but not inhaled products.
To learn more about NAD treatment, call Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment to schedule an appointment.
DISCLAIMER: NAD+ qualifies as a supplement under FDA guidelines. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Intravenous NAD+ therapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.