The disease of addiction is characterized by brain dysregulation and other negative neurological effects of substance use. Correcting these impairments and imbalances in the aftermath of alcohol, prescription drugs or other substances can help speed the brain’s recovery and provide deeper, more comprehensive healing and quality of life.
Neurotherapy is a non-invasive tool using cutting-edge technologies that we, among a small number of providers nationwide, offer to anyone serious about recovery who may be exploring “alternative addiction treatments near me.”
In this section of our site, you’ll learn about neuro therapy for addiction at Sun Health, as well as its many benefits and how it aids in addiction recovery. You’ll also receive an introduction to the science behind this revolutionary treatment that has helped many people experience lasting recovery from addiction and its dysregulating effects on the brain.
“When my doctor first recommended Neuro Therapy, I was skeptical. I thought it sounded kinda New Agey and hokey, but I also needed help for my symptoms. I was feeling panicky all the time, and my mind was racing so much I couldn’t sleep a wink. I even started wondering whether I needed to go back to using again. A couple sessions later, I felt the difference. It was subtle at first, but after more sessions I started feeling more relaxed and could sleep again. Thank God!”– Dave
The Benefits of Neurorehab Services for Addiction and Brain Dysregulation
The brain often has a remarkable ability to heal itself. But on its own, this self-repair process typically takes months and even years.
In the meantime, as the brain adjusts to life without drugs and alcohol and the body goes through withdrawal and early recovery, most people will experience difficult and sometimes painful symptoms. (Anxiety, depression, cravings, and sleep problems are pretty typical, among other mental and physical sensations.)
Patients naturally want relief from these symptoms as they move through this critical phase in recovery. They also want to get back to feeling better as soon as possible. And, for many patients, our neuro rehab services in Deerfield Beach are a safe, effective alternative to medications—one that corrects the brain dysregulation and symptoms associated with it by expediting the brain’s own healing process.
Neuromodulation and Neurofeedback for Effective Addiction Recovery
Neuromodulation and neurofeedback are the Neuro Therapies that we use to help patients recover from drugs and alcohol more comfortably, more quickly, and more comprehensively. When a person has more relief and comfort during drug addiction withdrawal symptoms, they’re more likely to stay in treatment (and not relapse); and, when they can start feeling better from the inside out and in a quicker period of time, the prospects of a successful, long-term recovery are of course better.
How Neuromodulation Aids in Addiction Recovery
Drugs and alcohol disrupt the brain’s capacity for self-regulation in various ways. Alcohol, opiates, and other substances hijack the brain’s normal sensory information processes and can mimic naturally occurring neurotransmitters or cause a huge spike in the production of these important neurochemical messengers. The withdrawal symptoms you experience in early recovery are the outward manifestation of this neural dysregulation.
How Does Neuromodulation Work?
Electrical, vibrational, and biofeedback stimulation therapies (what we more broadly refer to as “neuromodulation”) help the brain return to a healthy state of balance and self-regulation faster. Think of it as a safe, non-invasive way to accelerate a healing process that is already taking place in your brain. As the body’s “control center” of sorts, this sophisticated organ is working to get back to a healthy equilibrium. Neuromodulation helps you and your brain get back there more quickly.
How Neurofeedback Helps the Brain Heal from Addiction
Neurofeedback also helps the brain achieve self-regulation. The difference is that neurofeedback, in essence, “trains” the brain for optimal health, by helping it adapt and create new patterns and neural pathways. Whereas drugs and alcohol primed and trained the brain for addiction, neurofeedback reinforces, rewards, and rewires the brain for a happier, healthier balance.
How Can Neuro Therapy Treat Addiction Withdrawal
Say, for example, a patient in early recovery is feeling very anxious and impulsive, may not be able to sit still, are quick to react, and can’t sleep. (Typically, when a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol first comes to us, they will either be hyper-aroused or under-aroused; with under-arousal, there can also be difficult symptoms, such as depression, low motivation and energy, a sense of hopelessness, and fatigue.) With neurofeedback, we’re able to reward the brain for calming itself, so that over time, the brain and nervous system learn to self-regulate entirely on their own.
Who Offers Neuro Therapy Addiction?
Sadly, while mainstream medical research has confirmed these recovery benefits of Neuro Therapy, few addiction treatment providers in the U.S. offer these treatments. At Sun Health, these services are not just available—they’re administered by trained, licensed practitioners, who are licensed clinical psychologists specializing in Neuro Therapy.