Advances In Neurofeedback Addiction Treatment Offers Hope To Addicts Struggling To Overcome The Disease Of Addiction
Neurofeedback addiction treatment is a truly positive advance in drug addiction treatment that focus on the neurological aspects of the disease. Since its inception, ONE80CENTER has offered brain mapping and low energy neurofeedback services to our clients These new technologies can help for families and co-workers of addicts to truly understand addiction as a brain disease. Prolonged drug abuse changes the chemistry of the brain. The brain becomes caught up in a dangerous cycle of dependence and compulsion that becomes a Catch-22. To break the addiction, addicts must retrain their brains, and neurofeedback helps jumpstart this process.
Neurofeedback Addiction Treatment and Brain Mapping
Neurofeedback addiction treatment helps addicts regain control of their brains and subsequently their impulses. Impulse control is an essential component of sobriety. The LENS or Low Energy Neurofeedback system uses a very low power electromagnetic field, like the ones that surround digital watches, to foster feedback stimulation. Despite such a weak signal, LENS produces a measurable change without any effort from the client. The result is changed brainwaves and greater impulse control that helps to foster the path of long-term sobriety. As the brainwaves come into balance, clients notice a greater sense of calm and feel less reactive.
Neurofeedback addiction treatment works to counter abnormalities related to the effects of drugs, particularly prescription painkillers like Percodan and OxyContin, on dopamine production in the brain. Drugs cause the brain to produce more of this reward- and pleasure-related neurotransmitter. The reward circuit literally is flooded 10 times more than normal and much more rapidly. Over time, the brain stops naturally producing as much dopamine, leaving addicts depressed. This is why so many drug addicts claim that they end up taking drugs just to feel normal.
Another key diagnostic technique employed at ONE80CENTER is Brain Mapping. Through the process of Brain Mapping, the mitigating physical and neurological factors behind a client’s addictive problems can be clearly addressed. Brain Mapping is a technique to provide the behavioral and medical information needed to rebalance the brain for clients with addictive tendencies, mood disorders, and depressive episodes. Such problems are common in long-term addiction and occur when cognitive abilities have been damaged.
For ONE80CENTER clients, advanced techniques like neurofeedback addiction treatment and brain mapping works to help lessen drug cravings. It can be particularly helpful in tapering off withdrawal treatments. By employing neurofeedback addiction treatment and brain mapping in conjunction, the clinical staff at ONE80CENTER have a designed a program that optimizes the client’s chance to experience long-term recovery and a successful treatment outcome. If you want to know more, please contact the clinical staff at ONE80CENTER by calling 888.593.2301.