Amino Acid Therapy/Neurotransmitter Restoration Therapy (NTR)
At The Shores we have partnered with Dr. Kenneth Blum as our science advisor who is one of the world’s leading experts in Amino Acids and Neurotransmitter restoration therapies for addiction treatment, and is also one of the scientists who discovered the human gene responsible for alcoholism. In Short, this all natural therapy is composed of balancing a client’s diet with healthier foods and incorporating a daily blend of certain vitamins tailored for each person’s needs. Amino acid therapy also utilizes Dr. Blum’s patented aqua-nano liquid. NTR has shown remarkable published scientific studies that clearly show major anti-craving effects, enhanced well-being (stress reduction), reduced AMA rates that keep patients in treatment, increased focus, reduced relapse rates and an overall redemption of joy. All while, in most cases, eliminating the need for prescription drugs to manage cravings.
Amino Acid Therapy Research
Amino acids are nutrients used at optimal levels to achieve biochemical changes in the nervous system. These amino acids are used in the treatment of substance abuse, trauma, compulsive and impulsive disorders. In specific combinations, these nutrients have been found to be effective in the treatment of all disorders, anxiety, depression and cravings. They work by increasing the levels of chemicals necessary to make specific neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, that provide the body with a sense of peace and well-being. The same neurotransmitters are also deficient in food disorders, ADHD, Autism and other compulsive and behavioral disorders. Research suggests that with a specific combination of amino acids and a balanced nutritional lifestyle, an optimal state of well-being can be achieved specific to addiction treatment.
An important part of what makes our overall success rates so much higher than other programs is the combination of amino acid therapy used along with our other medical, holistic and family therapy approaches. We are very proud to be a leader in using, testing and developing new and innovative therapies to treat clients’ addictions.
Alcohol Outpatient Trial
- 53 percent of non-amino acid group dropped out at 10 weeks vs. 13 percent of amino acid group.
- 87 percent of non-amino acid group dropped out at 379 days vs. only 20 percent of amino acid group.
28 Day, Residential Double-Blinded Study by Dr. Blum, et al.
Amino acids decreased the following:
- Withdrawal tremors (within 72 hours)
- Depression, as measured by the MMPI
- Stress, as measured by skin conductance levels
- BESS scores (behavioral and emotional)
- 6-fold decrease in the likelihood of leaving residential treatment AMA (against medical advice)
If you or a loved one is looking for the best addiction program for your needs, we invite you to call, email or chat with us now. One of our treatment professionals will answer any questions you may have.