For those struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to approach the road to recovery as they are concerned about how their mental health may be affected with treatment throughout rehabilitation. The fear of judgment due to stigmas or the likelihood of relapse can also make people hesitant to begin treatment. It is important to know that addiction is a disease and not a moral failing, as addiction is often described as a chronic disease of the brain.
Addiction can seem frightening and permanent; however, we are here to tell you that it is far from true. Addiction is not permanent, and the brain can be rewired, keeping you firmly grounded in your recovery and rehabilitation.
What is neurological rehabilitation?
Neurological rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised treatment program tailored to those who struggle with diseases, injuries, or disorders of the nervous system. This form of rehabilitation seeks to improve the functionality and overall well-being of the patient.
Addiction and Your Brain
Addiction is the result of neuroplasticity, which is your brain’s ability to change its physical structure and function based on life experiences and repeated actions, emotions, and thoughts. Actions considered either “bad” or “good” shape your brain, this means that addictive behaviors can easily rewrite your brain. Have no fear though, that also means you are able to rewrite your brain and change your life to one free of addiction!
With advancements in medicine and research, we can make new approaches towards neurorehabilitation to help to treat addictive behaviors. With proper treatment, you can restore the pathways of the brain and reset.
Also referred to as Neuro-bio-feedback therapy or Neuro-feedback training, this therapy gives patients a greater awareness of the inner workings of their body. Using electrical activity measurement within the brain, patients are able to see how their brain operates comparatively during certain activities. The goal of this treatment is to help patients control and self-regulate brain activity and way of thinking to turn the brain against addiction.
EEG Brain Mapping
EEG is an abbreviation for Electroencephalography which is a treatment that measures and records electrical activity throughout the pain. It is often used with other forms of treatment to help pinpoint any brain activity that is considered ‘abnormal’ and discover the root of any underlying medical issues that may be preventing patient recovery. This form of treatment helps our staff measure the effect that addiction holds on the brain and can prescribe a treatment plan specific to the patient, stopping the addiction.
There are many forms of brain stimulation therapy such as electrical, magnetic, and even vibrational stimulation therapies that are used to repair and combat neural dysfunctions such as withdraws, anxiety, and cravings.
If you or someone you know struggles with addiction, consider informing them about what you learned in the article above or recommend our care. We offer many cutting-edge and innovative treatments in our neuro-rehabilitative services. Just as blood tests, x-rays, and other examinations are required for making diagnoses and treatments in illness, addiction should be treated the same. Whether this is your first time seeking help or there is a history of relapse with ineffective treatments, let us help you today. For more information on how we can help you with addiction, contact The Migraine and Neurological Rehabilitation Center today.