Is There a Biological Basis for Addiction?
Yes! Addiction is complex and involves many types of social, biological, and psychological factors but it is a highly heritable. About 50% of the risk for an addiction is genetic. For those without the genetic heritability, addiction involves changes in many brain structures that increase the behavioral components of addition.
Drugs, alcohol, food and even shopping can hijack the pleasure or reward circuits in your brain and hook the addict into wanting more and more. In addition, repeated use of a vice can damage the essential decision-making center at the front part of the brain making you more likely to continue using. Addiction is a devastating disease that can impact any individual or family.
The truth about Addiction
Recovery from drug or alcohol abuse is hard. Relapse is common. Incorporating a variety of therapies and supports is the right way to support recovery.*
How can Neurofeedback help?
Addiction can result in overstimulated or under stimulated brain wave functioning that needs to be balanced. Neurofeedback can be used to reward the brain and nervous system for calming itself and conversely be used to stimulate an unresponsive system. Since the early 1970’s, Neurofeedback has been effectively used to support addicts reduce cravings, anxiety, and mood lability.
How can Biofeedback help?
For those with addiction, their entire nervous system is overstimulated. This heightened arousal state can produce physical and emotional symptoms. Biofeedback is designed to help the Central Nervous System (CNS) to calm down so one can self-regulate. One is therefore more in control of their CNS and not as easily flooded with stress, anxiety, and emotions that can trigger a behavioral response to self-medicate.*
How can Advanced Bio-Regulation (BRT) help?
BRT is a unique approach to health and wellness that uses Biofeedback and PEMF-based Electromagnetic Technology to help the body better self-regulate, adapt and heal naturally. The body’s nervous system uses that feedback to reorganize itself and improve its own intercellular communication and this can be used to promote healing, help with detoxification, improve restorative sleep, reduce anxiety and so on, which can improve feelings of calm and well-being.*
Why Dr. Roseann for Addiction?
Dr. Roseann is a Psychologist who works with children, teens and young adults from all over the US supporting them with research based and holistic therapies that are bridged with neuroscience.
Dr. Roseann is a Board Certified Neurofeedback (BCN) Practitioner and is a Board Member of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society (NRBS) and Epidemic Answers. She is also a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and The Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).
We are here to help
Dr. Roseann Cappana-Hodge uses neurofeedback, biofeedback & other non-invasive treatments to create customized, drugless solutions to support improved health naturally. Schedule a consultation to meet with us and start on your road to health.
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge & Associates does not guarantee certain results.