San Diego Neurofeedback Therapy for Drug Addiction
Addiction to drugs and alcohol can have devastating effects on families. Individuals who abuse alcohol or drugs have higher rates of divorce, lower rates of graduation from high school or college, and face serious consequences to their career paths.
Those with addictions face the risk of developing a physical disease as a result of the addiction. In addition, addiction can put you at a higher risk of dying from an overdose or suicide. It’s a serious problem.
How neurofeedback therapy can help treat drug addiction
If you suspect some type of addiction in yourself or others, you can get help. Only about 20% of individuals with addiction seek the treatment they need. Those who do receive treatment for a substance abuse disorder face an estimated relapse rate of around 40-60%.
Improving your brain health can help you with continuing in your recovery program and lower the risk of relapse. At Thrive Neurolab, we use brain mapping and qEEG as a key component of your personalized treatment plan. We take into account any co-occurring conditions as well as psychological, biological, and social factors that may interfere with recovery.
Treatment for addiction works best when it is personalized to suit your specific circumstances. Based on the type of addiction and other lifestyle factors, Thrive Neurolab creates a treatment plan that is proactive, positive, and drug-free. Let us help you overcome drug or alcohol dependence and start down the path to a successful recovery.
Read on for more information about addiction:
Drug addiction touches many lives
Substance abuse, including behavioral addictions, impact many lives and families. You, your partner, your friends and neighbors, and your family members may develop an addiction.
The latest statistics show that alcohol and drug abuse impact:
- Nearly 1 million adolescents ages 12-17
- 5.1 million young adults ages 18-25
- 13.6 million adults ages 26 or older
- Over 1 million adults ages 65 and over
No one intentionally becomes addicted. Typically, it begins with recreational use. A couple of glasses of wine become the whole bottle eventually. The occasional enjoyment of a recreational, yet illegal, drug may become an everyday necessity. Moreover, today’s drugs are more potent than the marijuana of the 70s. Opioid and heroin addictions are becoming commonplace. Even some prescription painkillers are resulting in addictions.
The warning signs of drug addiction
How can you determine if you or a loved one has developed an alcohol or drug dependency?
Look for any of these psychological, biological, and social warning signs of dependency:
- Biological Signs & Symptoms
- Sudden changes in activity or energy levels
- Using increasing amounts of the substance
- Inability to quit without experiencing cravings or symptoms of withdrawal
- Poor personal hygiene
- Red, watery, or glassy eyes
- Alterations in eating or sleeping patterns
- Feeling sick or hungover
- Blacking out or forgetting what happened while under the influence
- Psychological Signs & Symptoms
- Getting defensive when questioned about your habits
- Feelings of guilt about your substance use
- Using the substance in response to feelings of anxiety, sadness or stress
- Spending your day thinking about when you will have your next chance to use the substance
- Feeling powerless to change your habit
- Feeling anxious, depressed, or irritable when you’re unable to use the substance
- Social Signs & Symptoms
- Withdrawal from family and friends
- Neglecting responsibilities—not caring for kids or pets, forgetting to pay bills
- Breaking rules at home, work, or school
- Negative changes in work performance—calling in sick, arriving late, missing deadlines
- Negative changes in school performance—skipping classes, being tardy, falling grades
- Lying to others
- Stealing to pay for your addiction
- Hiding things
Contact Thrive Neurolab for expert and compassionate treatment for your addiction. We understand the urgency. Take back your life. Call now.