IV NAD+ Therapy

IV NAD+ therapy and treatment works directly on the affected areas of the brain and  quickly restores function.



Struggling with drug addiction, anxiety or burnout can be painful and confusing. Drug use actually changes the way a brain functions making quitting ‘cold turkey’ or with the best intentions almost impossible — even if the user wants to quit. Fortunately, through medical research, we’ve been able to find a way to safely and effectively quit and recover.

As one of the few service providers in Charlotte to provide personal IV NAD+ treatments, we’re very excited to be one of the very few offices in North Carolina who now offer NAD+ treatments in the comfort of our Dérive Health clinic.

NAD+ 101

What is it and how does it work?

What is NAD+?

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, or NAD+, is the active enzyme form of Vitamin B3 (niacin). This is a key enzyme in cell function and energy production as well as a neurotransmitter function and production. There is some evidence it acts directly as a neurotransmitter as well. In the process of addiction, the brain is depleted of neurotransmitters and neuronal dysfunction persists. This leads to the endless cycle of use and deterioration of day-to-day function. At this stage, the brain is largely incapable of participating in recovery or fighting substance abuse and abuse behaviors.

How Does this Help with Anti-Aging?

Basically, as we age our NAD levels in the cells drop. Improving this intracellular level of NAD strengthens cells and prevents damage and further deterioration. And according to TIME magazine, we couldn’t get any closer to the fountain of youth.

How Does NAD+ Help with Anxiety, PTSD and Burn-Out?

Much like addiction, the chronic feeling of anxiety, stress from PTSD and burn-out from working long hours day after day affects the brain. This depletes the parts of the brain responsible for regulating emotions and controlling focus. Boosting NAD through IV infusion helps restore these parts of the brain improving focus and aiding in restoring function to the emotional control part of the brain.


NAD+ 101

Will it work for me?

Who is NAD+ for?

NAD Therapy can provide help for:

  • Those who wish to stop being addicted to legal and illegal drugs
  • Those with severe anxiety
  • Those who want to get over burnout/fatigue
  • Those who wish to combat aging
  • Those who suffer from PTSD

What Can You Expect from a NAD Treatment Infusion?

NAD is given as a high-dose infusion protocol. IV infusion boosts serum levels far above oral supplementation. NAD+ stimulates the part of the brain greatly depressed by addiction and quickly restores function.

This decreases cravings and withdrawal symptoms and boosts brain function to better allow involvement in counseling and other therapies.

NAD+ is best used in conjunction with a comprehensive treatment program and we can refer you if needed.

Our NAD+ compounds come from a highly reputable experienced pharmacy. They are combined with other high dose amino acids in custom packages dependent on the main drug/type of addiction. We will combine this with infusions of our specialized Vitamin infusion, Hydrate Recovery, which contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids to continue to aid brain recovery and boost health and energy in the process.


NAD+ 101

IV Infusions

Types of NAD+ Treatments

We offer three types of NAD+ Treatments:

  • NAD+ for addiction. Treatment will occur for 10 full days and is needed for long-term healing and recovery.
  • NAD+ for Anti-aging: typically administered 2 times a week for 4 treatments and then once or twice per month for maintenance. According to TIME magazine, we couldn’t get any closer to the fountain of youth.
  • NAD+ for burn-out, anxiety, stress, PTSD, and brain fog. Depending on the severity, this can be a one-time treatment or can be done two to three times in week one to diminish symptoms then weekly until stabilized and as needed after that.

For every type of treatment, we take a personalized approach to help customize your treatment and get the most out of it. NAD+ can also be combined with ketamine therapy to calm the nervous system before starting ketamine infusions.

What’s the Process Like?

You’ll be in a comfortable room in our spa-like clinic under the care and supervision of an experienced RN extensively trained in NAD+ administration.

For addiction therapy, treatment will continue for 10 full days and is needed for long-term healing and recovery. Certain clients with Benzo use history may have a particularly bad day around 4 or 5 feeling anxious and that treatment is not working. This is a common part of your brain healing. Hang in there and continue treatment.




NAD+ treatments do not require a referral. Contact us to schedule your first treatment.


Feel free to email info@derivehealth.com or call us at 980-221-2689.