How Amino Acid Therapy Helps With Cocaine Addictionbrett
Cocaine, or coke, is a highly addictive drug. Addicts recovering from this drug are known for having frequent relapses. This dangerous drug changes the areas of the brain that regulate reward behavior and decision making. Here at Artesian, we offer an IV amino acid therapy option to help people overcome their substance abuse. Here’s how amino acid therapy helps with cocaine addiction so you can see the ways in which it can help you.
How Amino Acid Therapy Helps With Cocaine Addiction
How Cocaine Works
Cocaine can begin to work quickly, depending on how it’s used – snorted, inhaled or injected. It creates a high by releasing dopamine.
The immediate effects are:
- Feelings of euphoria
- Increased energy
- Inflated self-esteem
- Elevated mood
How Amino Acids Help
L-Tyrosine: This amino acid creates a reward stimulation that helps eliminate cravings for cocaine. Dopamine is synthesized from L-Tyrosine. This means that, thanks to L-T, your brain can start to create dopamine on its own again. Dopamine helps with the reward center of your brain, and it also plays a part in your moods, emotional responses, sleep cycles, ability to sense pain, and motor function.
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC): This amino acid works directly against the effects of cocaine. NAC reverses changes associated with cocaine addiction in the brain’s circuitry. It also lessens cravings, which in turn decreases the likelihood of relapse. Function is also restored to the glutamate pathway in the brain.
Glutamate: Glutamate is both an amino acid and a neurotransmitter that plays a large role in normal functions. Because of this, however, it also means it has a big negative impact when there’s a shortage of it in your brain. It is also considered a major excitatory neurotransmitter in the nervous system.
Do you have any questions regarding how amino acid therapy helps with cocaine addiction? Let us know; we’re here to help.
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