Brain-Mapping or Neurofeedback Treatment for Addiction​

Progressive Treatments at The Source

The Source Addiction Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is well known for its progressive approach to treating the age-long disease of addiction. Whether the substance of choice is alcohol, opiates, or anything else; “By embracing the latest advancements in addiction treatment such as brain-mapping, and combining them with time-tested methods for diagnosing and treating the underlying causes of addiction including trauma and PTSD, we can provide our clients with the kind of tools necessary to achieve life-long recovery” states The Source founder Mark Korcok.

The relevance of Brain Mapping as a therapeutic component of addiction treatment is indicated by Medical professionals and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, who agree that addiction is a brain disease. Typically, drug and alcohol abuse begins as a voluntary response. Still, it can turn into a habit where the decision to use becomes a response to the body’s physical dependence.

Habitual substance abuse leads to structural changes in the brain, increasing the need to keep using the addict’s drug of choice. Often, people experiencing mental health conditions or disorders use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate, which they feel helps initially but becomes a larger problem.

Brain-Mapping at The Source

The Source Addiction Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, offers qEEG Brain Mapping and neurofeedback as an option for clients seeking to locate sections of the brain where brainwave activity may be contributing to the addiction. Upon pinpointing the brain’s problem areas, a targeted plan to address the root cause can be created and begin neurofeedback training. The number of sessions required is determined on a case by case basis.

As the physical symptoms of addiction improve, the mental symptoms (including relapse) should as well.  Environmental challenges at home or work; and in personal life need to be changed as well.

Brain-Mapping or Neurofeedback Treatment is meant to be utilized as just one component of a comprehensive treatment plan. An individual with a history of addiction should not put themselves in compromising situations. These will only act as a trigger to their sobriety.

If regulating brainwave patterns helps improve symptoms, continuing the same harmful lifestyle will not improve brainwave patterns, and the necessary change will not happen as it should. The method requires a level of adherence; Addiction is a brain disease, and the symptoms will return if environmental and habits do not change before training.

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