NeuroRecover Drug Treatment Program

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NeuroRecover™ Treatment

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NeuroRecover™ Treatment represents the finished amino acid formulations that began with the pioneering work of Dr. William Hitt, the first scientist to develop effective treatment to address the underlying chemical cause of dependence and addiction. Begun with research in the 1980s, NeuroRecover™ treatment has proven to be the most effective and comprehensive drug treatment program in the world.

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NeuroRecover™ works for all classes of drugs, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Antidepressants
  • Anxiety drugs (Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, etc.)
  • Narcotics (pain drugs)
  • Heroin and Methadone
  • Tobacco
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Insomnia drugs
  • Stimulants and ADHD drugs

Is NeuroRecover™ safe?

Because NeuroRecover™ formulas are composed entirely of very simple amino acids—the natural building blocks of protein—and a natural enzyme cofactor, they are inherently very safe. Your doctor will monitor you during the entire treatment to prevent unwanted reactions.

Will the effect last?

You may expect the positive effects of NeuroRecover™ treatment to be long lasting, provided one refrains from using the same substances again. An oral supplement program is available to be taken for a time after the IV program, specifically supporting continued brain balancing. Repeat IV treatments are seldom needed, although some patients enjoy a periodic booster.

“It was like going through a door. On one side of the door was the feeling that my condition was very fragile, the fear that out-of-control episodes would return, the agony of trying to get off the medications but failing. On the other side of the door was simply freedom from all that. I reduced by half my medications in the week before the treatments, then stopped entirely on the first day. I’ve never gone back to any of them. I again know the sweet feeling of satisfaction and happiness in daily activities, instead of the former emptiness.”

– Bill L. (14 years of antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication dependence)


Q: What is missing in the treatment of drug and alcohol dependence?
A: A method of addressing the underlying chemical changes in the brain that the drugs or alcohol have caused.

Abstinence, psychological support and switching to other drugs are generally all that are used in drug treatment, in hopes that the brain will gradually recover on its own from the chemical damage. While some degree of brain healing will usually occur after decreasing or discontinuing drug or alcohol use, very often the natural healing is minimal, and the person suffers with continuing emptiness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, cravings, pain, brain fog and/or fatigue.

NeuroRecover™ amino acid therapy directly addresses the chemical changes that drugs or alcohol have caused in the brain.

Brain cells send signals to one another using a variety of chemicals called neurotransmitters. Dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine are examples of these. A neurotransmitter emitted by one cell is picked up by specialized receptors on neighboring cells.

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How does dependence occur?

Alcohol and mood-altering drugs (prescription or illegal) work by either mimicking the action of neurotransmitters, or artificially stimulating/ suppressing them. Different drugs affect different neurotransmitters and their receptors. Continued use of these substances can gradually decrease the brain cells’ natural ability to send or receive signals.The nervous system then becomes physically dependent on the substance, continuing to rely on it in an attempt to maintain feelings of normalcy and avoid withdrawal. This is the basis of addiction. Abrupt withdrawal can be a dangerous shock, and gradually cutting down can be a very slow and painful process. Either method often results in failure or in lasting anxiety, depression, insomnia and other unpleasant symptoms. The drugs or alcohol have dug their own hole, which now only they can fill. This chemical dependence adds another problem to any health problems the person may have had before using the substances.

The reason drugs and alcohol can so easily alter the brain is that it is not designed for this type of prolonged or heavy chemical exposure. brain develops very slowly during childhood and adolescence in a carefully balanced way, and these substances throw off that important balance. The body does not always have adequate quantities of protein repair materials naturally available to repair this type of damage.

NeuroRecover™ — safe, natural and effective.

NeuroRecover™ intravenous amino acid formulas supply specific combinations of amino acids that have been observed to assist the brain’s natural healing processes, bringing about rapid restoration of brain functions with minimal withdrawal symptoms, even when stopping current drugs or alcohol abruptly. The various NeuroRecover™ formulas were developed with over twenty years of research with hundreds of patients.

NeuroRecover™ has been found in the majority of cases to bring about major improvement in symptoms of drug and alcohol dependence in a seven- to ten-day period, that otherwise would take
months to years to occur (if it would occur at all). The particular formula the doctor will choose for a patient and how many days of treatment will be required depend on the patient’s substance use history.

How is NeuroRecover™ treatment given?

NeuroRecover™ treatment involves several days, usually without interruption, of daily intravenous treatment. The IV formula is given as a slow drip, requiring about eight hours each day for the first few days, and often fewer hours towards the final days of treatment.

The prolonged daily exposure to high levels of amino acids designed to effectively penetrate the brain allows the patient who is still using drugs or alcohol to safely stop these substances completely (“cold turkey”), with few exceptions, on the first day of treatment. While some withdrawal symptoms are often felt, most patients find that it is much easier than doing it without the assistance of the amino acids.

Patients find that the major negative effects of drug or alcohol use, such as cravings and anxiety, are gone by the fourth to the sixth day of treatment. The second phase of restoration takes over at this point: getting back one’s enthusiasm, memory, mental clarity, sleep quality and energy. Your doctor will help you determine how many days of treatment are required for the optimal, lasting result.


“I was absolutely reluctant and couldn’t see how amino acids could make that much of a difference. I noticed an immediate difference at the end of the first day. My mind was quiet! I don’t have the constant thoughts and negativity running through my head. It’s a new unexpected freedom. I don’t have near the cravings I used to. My mind is lucid. I feel contentment most of the time. I have energy and feel motivated. There is a mental stability I have never experienced before.”

– Brent S. (had continuing symptoms from alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine abuse even after nineteen years of sobriety)

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Murray R. Susser M.D. – Medical Director