Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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3937 Chimney Rock Rd
What is the Last Call Program?
The Last Call Program is a complete, 8 week program that creates an opportunity for the body to change so it no longer craves excessive alcohol.
The Last Call program addresses the fact that some people have a neurophysiologic predisposition to alcohol. As alcohol becomes more consistent in the bodies of these individuals from frequent and excessive use, chemical events in the brain trigger unusual cravings for alcohol.
How long has the Last Call Program been in use?
The Last Call Program was first used only in state licensed medical clinics in 1996. Since then AvantCare Labs has become known as the leader in the neurobiology of addiction, continuing research and educating physicians and patients to understand the primary nature of alcohol use disorders.
What is Sobrexa?
Sobrexa is a botanically-based compound using a unique method to attain the highest degree of bio-availability ….the body’s ability to utilize the formulation
Gentianae Radix, Bupleuri Radix, Alismatis Rhizoma, Plantaginis Semen,
Akebiae Trifoliate Caulis, Rehmanniae Radix Exsiccata Seu Recens,
Angelicae Sinensis Radix, Glycyrrhizae Radix, Pueraria Flos, Puerariae
Radix, Citri Reticulatae Folium, Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium Viridi, Glycerol, Dihydrogen Monoxide, Ethyl Alcohol
What does Sobrexa do? How does Sobrexa work?
Sobrexa is the foundation of the Last Call Program. Sobrexa creates an opportunity for the body to change, so it no longer craves excessive alcohol. Sobrexa also brings about multiple effects in the body. From the beginning of the research in 1989, the focus was not solely on the typical negative action of alcohol but on how to create a formulation which restored balance in the body.
What is Kalmaro?
For some people, the use of alcohol provided a calming effect or took the edge off in certain social situations. Kalmaro is a botanically-based compound that meets the physiological, psychological and emotional needs the client may have found in alcohol.
Bupleuri Radix, Scutellariae Radix, Cinnamoni Ramulus, Rhei Radix et
Rhizoma, Mastodi Ossis Fossilia, Ostreae Concha, Ginseng Radix, Poria,
Pinelliae Rhizoma, Zingiberis Rhizoma, Jujubae Fructus, Glycerol, Dihydrogen Monoxide, Ethyl Alcohol
Why is ethyl alcohol in Sobrexa and Kalmaro?
With alcohol present as an inactive ingredient in many over-the-counter products as a preservative and no specific amounts regulated by the FDA in dietary supplements, AvantCare Labs reduces alcohol content at the end of manufacturing to the lowest possible concentration using recommendations from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Association of Pediatrics.
What are the other components of the Last Call Program?
- The client guide contains an amazing amount of information, such as dietary and health guidelines and exercise diagrams.
- The exercise DVD is a important tool. Specifically designed to help restore damaged liver and kidney functions from excessive alcohol in the body. They’re reported to promote better sleep, improve energy, and resolve stress.
- Family is an integral part of the program as our loved ones are greatly affected by overdrinking problems. The Last Call Program helps restore damaged relationships and improves success rates by ensuring family members and friends have a thorough understanding of the Program and its goals.
- Statistics indicate that Last Call clients improve family, work, and friendships almost three times as much as patients in conventional treatment programs.
What is the family component?
The family aspect of the Last Call Program creates a process to help restore damaged relationships and improves Program success rates by insuring that family members and friends have a thorough understanding of the Last Call Program.
What do the exercises do?
Increased energy, an improved sense of well-being, and relaxation are commonly reported. Clients usually feel the results almost immediately.
What kind of exercises are they?
They are gentle and are based on promoting circulation and relaxation. Improving the blood circulation helps the body clean out after years of stagnation.
I usually don’t exercise. Are the exercises hard to do?
The exercises are amazingly simple, take less than 10 minutes a day, are not strenuous and are easy to learn. An instructional DVD is included in your program.
Is Last Call a drug?
Avantcare Labs’ products are not drugs, they are classified by the FDA as dietary supplements. Our products are botanically-based compounds and are more of a bridge between raw plant materials and chemistry than other dietary supplements. In medical science, currently biomedicine relies on plants for about 25% of its medicines but chemically manufactures the primary phyto-chemicals when making their products. Avantcare Labs utilizes the actual plant constituents so they are completely natural.
But if it’s made from herbs, how is it different from other dietary supplements?
The structure of the formulation creates actions and mechanisms in the body far more complex and effective than any other form of plant-based, or mono plant-based natural product.
Is there a money back guarantee?
Yes, we have a 100% Money-back Guarantee. Here are the details:
- We will send the client another 8 week supply at AvantCare’s expense. We understand the client’s goal is to be successful, therefore, it is our commitment to ensure it is achieved. Everything is covered by AvantCare’s team, including the shipping. The client pays nothing.
- We will arrange for a personal Last Call Adviser to support the client step by step as he or she goes through the program. This will include weekly scheduled talks, tips, and conversations with AvantCare’s doctors and specialists and any necessary instruction.
- If for any reason, at the end of that second attempt, the client still has not decreased cravings for excessive alcohol, AvantCare will provide a full refund, no questions asked.
What if I “fall off the wagon” after completing the program?
The Last Call Client Guide provides established guidelines for continued success. If you find yourself outside of the guidelines, simply take Sobrexa again until normalcy is achieved. For most people in the first year of their program, only one to two bottles are necessary. However, should further assistance be needed, AvantCare offers the Last Call Graduate Program.
Can I order additional bottles after I complete my eight week program?
Last Call Program clients may purchase additional Sobrexa and Kalmaro if they feel they may be having a problem. We do not sell individual bottles to non-clients.
What is the success rate?
A study following 1,136 Last Call Program clients for one year and verified through independent statistical analysis demonstrated an 84% success rate. The complete scientific conclusions are available at lastcallprogram.com under “Success Rate.”
Why does the Last Call Program claim to meet a new approach to alcohol addiction?
Recently The American Society of Addiction Medicine reported:
“Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in theses circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations.”
Since 1996, the Last Call Program has taken this approach, meeting the needs of the current scientific knowledge of addiction as well of thousands and thousands of clients.
What if I don’t have a problem but drink too much at times?
Last Call can help curb excessive drinking before it becomes a problem. Clients have reported reduced cravings for excessive alcohol while taking Sobrexa, thereby minimizing binge drinking.
Will I always have a problem if I drank excessively for a while?
According to available figures, 10-15% of people who drink alcohol will have an alcohol-related problem. Last Call’s goal is to provide an opportunity for our client’s to have a fresh start, no longer different from those without an abnormal reaction to alcohol. However, should further assistance be needed, AvantCare offers the Last Call Graduate Program.
Have side effects been reported with the use of Sobrexa?
There have been no reported side effects in over 20 years of use. However, as with all diet, exercise and supplement programs, you should consult your M.D. before beginning the Last Call Program or for any health related problems.
Can I use Sobrexa and Kalmaro if I am pregnant or trying to conceive?
Do not take Sobrexa or Kalmaro if you are pregnant or nursing. As with all diet, exercise and supplement programs, you should consult with your M.D. before beginning the Last Call Program.
Can I take these products with my anxiety medications?
There have been no reported side-effects, however, as with all diet, exercise and supplement programs, you should consult with your primary care physician before beginning the Last Call Program.
Are there any nutritional supplements that I should or should not take in conjunction with Sobrexa and Kalmaro?
The Last Call Program recommends avoiding all other dietary supplements during treatment. Many health products cause unusual responses in the body. Stimulating dietary supplements and foods containing substances such as gingko, ma huang, cinnamon, salvia root, ginseng, and all hot and spicy foods are particularly problematic.
Should I take Sobrexa if I suffer from gluten sensitivity or a related issue, such as celiac disease or wheat allergy?
No grain or yeast in used any of our products. There have been no negative effects from the use of Sobrexa or Kalmaro reported by clients diagnosed with various digestive disorders including celiac disease, diverticular disease, hiatal hernia, Chrohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and peptic ulcer. However, as with all diet, exercise and supplement programs, you should consult with your M.D. before beginning the Last Call Program.
Will I maintain my confidentiality?
Anonymity is crucial to the vast majority of Last Call clients. AvantCare takes every precaution to maintain client confidentiality including shipment in an unmarked box.
How is the Last Call Program shipped?
Plain, unmarked box.
Do insurance companies cover the Last Call Program?
Some clients report that they have a plan that covers the Last Call Program. For the vast majority, anonymity is imperative. One problem is that treatment for alcohol use disorders increases insurance premiums and in some cases coverage can be dropped. When factoring the likely increase in health, auto, home, and business insurance, if you are covered it usually is not worth the exposure.
Is the Last Call Program FDA approved?
Sobrexa, Kalmaro and all AvantCare Labs products meet FDA compliance
with structure/function claims.
What does “structure/function” mean?
Structure/function describes the role of a dietary supplement intended to affect the normal structure or function in humans. It may describe general sense of well-being from consumption of the dietary supplement.
Are you a member of the BBB?
Yes, we are an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.
Do conventional alcohol treatment centers offer the Last Call Program?
Few even use the available prescription medications such as Campral or Naltrexone. Most conventional treatment centers focus on removal from stimulus, detoxification, and behavioral counseling.
The Last Call Program was designed to provide an affordable, at home, confidential program for the 16.1 million people with alcohol use disorders, who are not seeking treatment in a conventional center.
Using the Last Call Program in conjunction with other treatment options, AA, or a psychologist?
Alcohol use disorder is complex. It is not solely a behavioral problem, nor is it purely a biological, genetic, or even physiological disorder. The Last Call Program is as a complete health system that will serve you by itself or in combination with a variety of other treatment options. We designed The Last Call Program to be either a standalone or a compliment to AA or therapy. Sobrexa and Kalmaro focus on the chemical components of alcohol use disorder whereas AA or therapy focuses on the behavioral. At the end of the day, both the Last Call Program and AA are designed to help people, and have been successful in doing so.
Some people in AA don’t believe the Last Call Program can work. They say you have to follow their model and only years of abstinence and weekly support can work. Do you agree?
Chronic alcohol use results in persistent neural deficits, some of which may fully recover following extended periods of abstinence. However, the body remains susceptible to relapse even after years of abstinence. Sobrexa creates an opportunity for the body to restore brain systems utilizing the signaling molecules such as dopamine, opioid peptides, and the excitatory and inhibitory chemicals in the brain. The Last Call Program is considered primary to all treatment options. If a client chooses to follow an abstinence model, the Last Call supports the body through the change from excessive, chronic alcohol use to abstinence.
I can’t seem to make the decision about going into treatment. What can you tell me?
Over 16 million people in the U.S. need treatment for alcohol use disorders but less than 7% actually seek help, 67% of which have been court ordered or had a serious intervention.
One of the best aspects of the Last Call Program is that our clients can receive more effective help anonymously and at a low cost before family, health, and career are ruined.
Why aren’t the pharmaceutical drugs used more often?
The limited use of pharmaceutical drugs is due to side effects and low success rates, not because the science is invalid. The Last Call Program addresses the current findings in addiction with a high rate of success; but is natural, without reported side effects or drug interactions. However, as with all diet, exercise and supplement programs, you should consult with your M.D. before beginning the Last Call Program.
I have a lot of stress. Alcohol relaxes me but I don’t understand why. What can I do about my stress?
Alcohol activates receptors in the brain that provide its pleasant effects, such as relaxation and relief from anxiety. Many clients report that Kalmaro greatly decreases their anxiety and improves their general mood and equilibrium.
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