Addiction is a multifaceted condition, and for that reason treatment can incorporate a combination of therapies. Neurotherapy can be used in conjunction with counseling, support groups, and lifestyle changes. Those with significant drug and alcohol addictions should work with a detoxification facility to go through withdrawal as safely as possible.
Neurofeedback addresses dysregulated brain activity to create more optimal functioning in many areas of life including reduced anxiety, improved mood, ability to focus, and restorative sleep.
Individuals are often drawn to use different substances in an attempt to alleviate discomfort due to unhelpful brain patterns.
When brain function is better regulated, the urges for the preferred substances can be greatly reduced.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive way to "rewire" the brain and help improve a person's ability to cope with life's stressors as well as alleviate the desire for a substance.
Break the Cycle
Neurotherapy can help bring brainwaves into a more functional range, and the person no longer feels the need for drugs or alcohol to feel calm or focused.
Neurotherapy is proving to be medically effective because it is associated with positive neurochemical, personality, and behavioral changes. It is widely accepted among researches that the surface EEG patterns reflect the activity of deeper brain structures and neurochemistry.
Our son was struggling with technology addiction. He was stealing our credit cards to charge games, and actually drilled through a safe to get his ipad out. After doing his brainmap, it became evident that he did not have excessive slow activity and did not need a stimulant. Stopping this medication changed his personality. We worked with neurofeedback to improve his attention without medication, to help improve his social anxiety, and continued to work with an addiction counselor. The addition of neurofeedback to his counseling made all the difference in the world. He is thriving and connecting with his peers. So happy we found this therapy.
I had read about neurofeedback and addiciton, so wanted to give it a try. Of course I was skeptical, but the neurofeedback really helped with my anxiety which was the driving factor behind my alcohol use. After completing neurofeedback, I re- entered an in-patient therapy program. I had failed at least 5 other programs, but after neurofeedback, I have been sober for 3 years. If you struggle with addiction you may need to try multiple therapies to find what works for you. Neurofeedback was the extra piece I needed to be successful.