Addiction & Alcohol Specialist

Bridgeway Institute

Premier NAD Center located in Pensacola, FL

If you’re struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction and want to lead a clean and healthy lifestyle, consider the unique treatment program at Bridgeway Institute in Pensacola, Florida. Jeffrey Cox, MD, and the team provide NAD-centered treatments to improve your health and wellness at a cellular level and help you become free from the bonds of addiction. Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn how this unique approach to treating addiction can help you.

Addiction & Alcohol Q & A

Bridgeway Institute

What is addiction?

Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by the compulsive use of a substance in spite of increasingly dangerous consequences. If you have an addiction, your thoughts and behaviors are distorted and lead to poor decision-making. Abnormalities in your brain lead to the intense cravings that make recovery challenging.


What causes addiction?

The reason that some people become addicted to certain substances and others don’t isn’t fully understood. However, medical researchers have identified certain risk factors for addiction, including:

  • Genetics and family history of addiction
  • Trauma
  • History of abuse
  • Other mental health disorders

These risk factors don’t necessarily mean that you’ll suffer from addiction, simply that you may be more likely to become addicted to habit-forming substances.


How does addiction affect my body?

The abuse of alcohol and other drugs can cause significant changes to your brain function, compromising the areas of your brain responsible for decision-making, judgment, learning, and impulse control.

As a result, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Social problems
  • Performance issues at work or school
  • Engaging in dangerous or destructive behaviors
  • Spending money you don’t have on the addictive substance
  • Withdrawal symptoms when you can’t get the substance

Fortunately, addiction is treatable. Dr. Cox and his team believe you deserve an abundant life and can help you recover from both the physical and mental aspects of addiction.


How is addiction treated?

Dr. Cox and the team at Bridgeway Institute offer a unique approach to treating addiction. Your treatment centers around nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) therapy which improves the cellular function of your body. In addition to minimizing your withdrawal symptoms, NAD therapy provides increased energy and clarity of mind.

As your body detoxes with NAD therapy, ultraviolet light therapy, infrared sauna, and mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you attend one-to-one and group counseling sessions. The clarity of mind provided by your NAD-centered treatments helps you focus on learning to make healthier choices.

Once you’ve completed your recovery program, Dr. Cox facilitates your transition to a program designed to help you maintain sobriety and adjust to your lifestyle, remaining dedicated to health and wellness.


What are the benefits of NAD-centered treatments for addiction?

NAD-centered treatment improves your health at a cellular level, enabling optimal functionality and reducing your withdrawal symptoms. This approach also reduces your cravings and improves your mental clarity, energy, and commitment to recovery.

Dr. Cox and his team at Bridgeway Institute customize your treatment plan to include the therapies you need to recover and move toward a healthier lifestyle.

If you’re ready to commit to your wellness and overcome your addiction, call or schedule an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary