Neurofeedback for Addictions
How Can Neurofeedback Therapy Be Used to Treat Addictions?
This noninvasive, non-medication-based treatment has been shown to help with neurological issues, such as addiction, anxiety, insomnia, concussion, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, and stroke/aneurysm. It’s starting point is that symptoms, such as a compulsion to do drugs, stem from structural damage to the brain. Neurofeedback can find out where this structural damage is located and try to repair it.
Research has revealed that neurofeedback treatment could help recovering people to accept change (from addiction to recovery) and help the brain to become stable. EEG treatment improved the participants’ rates of abstinence at the one-year recovery mark. The participants were able to achieve this positive outcome, in part, because EEG treatment helped to keep the brain’s cortex active when they felt like resisting change (which in this case was running away from their recovery plan or relapsing).
What is the Length of Neurofeedback Treatment?
Neurofeedback training at Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago consists of a series of thirty-minute sessions. A typical treatment program requires 20 to 40 training sessions. Because Neurofeedback is a learned skill, improvement is gradual and occurs over time. Some individuals may need more training to achieve the full benefits of the therapy. Improvements in attention, organization, and behavior are typically well retained on a long- term basis.
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