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What Is Neurofeedback?

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One of the obstacles to recovery for participants with substance use disorder (SUD) is the widespread pattern of co-occurring disorders that accompany it, such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While many of these conditions have FDA-approved medications available as a means of treatment, these medications often come with a host of additional side effects and the risk of physical dependency. Neurofeedback therapy, however, does not. What is neurofeedback and how is it effective? Let’s find out.

For more information about neurofeedback therapy, call us today at 855.590.9944.

What Is Neurofeedback Therapy?

At Roaring Brook Recovery, we have made the investment in a noninvasive method of treatment to reduce these symptoms. Neurofeedback is a tested and reliable treatment modality for many of these co-occurring disorders including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • PTSD
  • Autism
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Neurofeedback is a method of treatment that involves no medication, no reported long-term side effects, and a minimal treatment period lasting between 20 and 30 sessions.

How Neurofeedback Works

Using a QEEG (qualitative electroencephalogram), neurofeedback measures the probability of dysregulation in specific areas of the brain. This dysregulation—depending on where in the brain it occurs—is associated with a wide variety of symptoms. Once these areas of dysregulation are identified, our participants sit back, relax, and enjoy their favorite TV shows on our widescreen TV while simultaneously receiving therapy. All in all, not a bad way to get treatment.

With more than 40 years of evidence to support these incredible outcomes, get ready to experience some remarkable results. We strive to be on the leading-edge of technology in our efforts to bring Lexington the best possible treatment for substance use disorder. Neurofeedback is just one of the tools we have under our belt to individualize every participant’s treatment plan.

Along with neurofeedback, our approach includes personalized counseling, group therapy, and holistic wellness activities. Each part of our program addresses the unique needs of participants, ensuring they receive the support and resources for recovery. Our dedicated team continuously updates our methods to incorporate the latest advancements. This commitment ensures participants benefit from the most effective treatments.

Benefits of Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback offers numerous benefits for those struggling with co-occurring disorders alongside their SUD. Some key advantages include:

  • Non-Invasive Treatment – Unlike medications, neurofeedback does not involve ingesting substances or undergoing invasive procedures.
  • No Long-Term Side Effects – There are no reported long-term side effects from neurofeedback, making it a safe option for many individuals.
  • Short Treatment Duration – Most individuals require only 20 to 30 sessions to see significant improvements.
  • Tailored Therapy – Neurofeedback allows for customized treatment plans based on the specific dysregulation patterns in an individual’s brain.

These benefits point to an effective therapy that can be extremely helpful in providing individuals with a safer, more personalized, and sustainable path to recovery.

Roaring Brook’s Commitment to Advanced Treatment

Roaring Brook Recovery Center is committed to providing leading-edge treatments for substance use disorder. Neurofeedback is part of our comprehensive approach to addiction recovery, which includes a range of therapies tailored to meet the unique needs of each participant.

We believe that combining advanced treatment modalities like neurofeedback with other evidence-based therapies enhances the overall effectiveness of our programs. Our goal is to offer a holistic treatment experience that addresses both the symptoms and root causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Start Your Healing Journey at Roaring Brook Recovery Center

At Roaring Brook Recovery Center, we know that every journey is different, but together we heal. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder and co-occurring conditions, consider the transformative potential of neurofeedback therapy.

Embark on a path to healing and a life free from the burdens of addiction and mental health struggles. Experience the support, care, and advanced treatment options available at Roaring Brook Recovery. Call us today at 855.590.9944 or use our online contact form to get started.