Beyond the dark night of the soul: An interview with Paula Norris Mestayer
Paula Norris Mestayer has been a practicing psychotherapist for 40 years. The founder of Springfield Wellness Center, in Springfield, Louisiana, she has specialized in the treatment of addiction and “other brain disorders” since 2000, when her own teenage daughter got into trouble with drugs and Norris Mestayer accompanied her to a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. There, the physician’s treatment was an intravenous infusion of something he called NTR — Neurotransmitter Restoration Therapy. Norris Mestayer was so impressed with her daughter’s response to the treatment that, upon returning home to Louisiana, she began sending her own patients to the Hitt Center in Mexico for detox, and Dr. Hitt would send his detoxed American patients to her for psychotherapy and aftercare. Eventually, Dr. Hitt gave his permission for Norris Mestayer and her husband, Dr. Richard Mestayer, a board-certified psychiatrist, to begin offering the intravenous NTR therapy in the United States.
When Dr. Hitt died several years later, Norris Mestayer was left without a source of his proprietary NTR formula. Biochemical analysis of her last remaining batch enabled Norris Mestayer to discover the truth: the active ingredient in the treatment was NAD+ — nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide — a natural coenzyme of vitamin B3.
The compounding pharmacy conducting the analysis — Archway Apothecary — became Springfield Wellness Center’s partner, delivering extremely high-quality NAD+ (99.9% pure) for Norris Mestayer to infuse into her patients coming for detox. Those patients have been addicted to every substance imaginable — from alcohol to benzodiapezines, methamphetamines to opioids and synthetic opioids, cocaine to spray paint, and every combination of them all. In 85% of cases, the treatment enables her patients to detox safely, effectively, with minimal cravings or withdrawal symptoms, and without substituting another narcotic. Moreover, patients report a return to mental clarity, an ability to focus, and overall sense of well-being they haven’t experienced in years. Veterans with PTSD in addition to opioid addiction issues reported a dramatic reduction in their post-traumatic stress symptoms: no more nightmares; jitters; overwhelming anxiety…