The way we view and treat substance abuse is rapidly evolving as the number of Americans affected perpetually struggle on a daily basis. Addiction, also known as substance abuse disorder, is considered a mental illness that affects social function, overall health and voluntary control.
According to the Surgeon General, “Addiction is a chronic brain disease that has the potential for both recurrence (relapse) and recovery.”
Until now, treating addiction focused on two modalities:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy; and
- Replacement Drugs.
While Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) targets the daily habits and skill sets of dealing with the addiction, the physiological dependence still needs to be addressed. Replacement drugs are often prescribed to reduce the risk of overdose by replacing the physical chemical dependency, but this creates a lifelong addiction to a prescription drug.
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NAD+ qualifies as a supplement under the Food and Drug Administration guidelines and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.