Read part one on this topic to learn what addiction is and what it is not. Treating addiction poses the same challenge as treating just about anything else, and that is discovering the ideal treatment for each individual. In this case, that means figuring out how to best promote the consistent cessation of drug or alcohol use, but what works well for some may not work at all for others. If you’ve tried the medications, the counseling, and the programs out there to no avail, you might consider neurofeedback, a new but promising option for addiction treatment.
This technology works by retraining your brainwaves in order to promote balance and optimal functioning. When you opt for neurofeedback therapy, professionals will develop unique sessions for you in order to interact with your brain in specific ways, such as promoting a calmer state in someone struggling with anxiety or arousing the brainwaves in a person struggling with depression. For example, a 30-year-old client of ours had this to say after sessions with neurofeedback:
“Neurotherapy has given [me] my life back.”
Depending on the substance in question, many addicts struggle with either under or over arousal of their brainwaves. Under-aroused brainwaves can cause feelings of depression, sadness, and tiredness whereas over-aroused brainwaves can cause aggression and physical symptoms like teeth grinding. By bringing the brainwaves back into balance, neurofeedback allows the brain to calm down or wake up. Many addiction treatment facilities have begun to utilize neurofeedback in order to promote long-term recovery with a lesser chance of relapse.
Contact our Denver brain center to learn more about what neurofeedback therapy can do for you. This amazing technology can help you with much more than just addiction. Get in touch with us today to schedule your first appointment or to get any questions you may have answered. We can’t wait to help you on the road to recovery!