April 27th, 2006 14:14 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews Dr. Leonardo Lado about Prometa Treatments
PROMETA targets the biology of addiction
Medical research has shown that addiction is a disease associated with biochemical changes in the brain. These changes in brain chemistry play a significant role in the physical symptoms of substance dependence, including cravings and withdrawal.
What Is PROMETA?
PROMETA™ is an innovative medical treatment designed to target the adverse changes in brain chemistry that occur with alcohol, cocaine, or methamphetamine dependence.
PROMETA treatment is generally performed in an outpatient setting and typically requires just 2 "3 visits* for the initial treatment, followed by one month of prescription medications and ongoing professional counseling.
The PROMETA Treatment
The PROMETA treatment protocol includes:
- The initial treatment involves prescription medication and nutritional supplements administered in a medically supervised setting.
- The patient then receives one month of prescription medications and nutritional supplements.
- Professional counseling following the initial treatment typically includes individual and/or group therapy.
There are two PROMETA treatment protocols:
*Treatment for cocaine or methamphetamine dependence includes a second medically supervised treatment of 2 visits on consecutive days, about 3 weeks after the initial treatment.