Consciously being able to control your breathing and heart beat is powerful in the hands of an addict on their way out of addiction.
Taking charge of your body and its operation is one way through which a person can get over the use of drugs and this is the whole concept of Biofeedback.
This information can also be transmitted back to the body of the patient. They can then adjust their bodies to respond to these impulses in help themselves overcome the desires for using the drugs.
The process starts with placing of sensors on the skin of the patient. The patent will then be able to see their bio signs on a device that is connected to the sensors attached to them.
Overcoming Addiction And Biofeedback Rehabilitation
This technique can help people control their responses to body functions. The resulting feedback helps the professional personnel work out an individualized treatment plan.
Many body functions carry on without us being conscious of them. Involuntary functions can get overexcited when we are under serious stress or when we are feeling anxious. All the body responses when you are nervous are studied using the biofeedback technique.
Some of the body functions that can be monitored are:
These subconscious functions are usually elevated when one has taken alcohol or drugs. Withdrawal symptoms during detox like nervousness, hopelessness, unrelenting muscle pain and agitation can be treated using Biofeedback therapy.
The machines of biofeedback can record functions within the body to display them back to the recovering addict. The patient's heart rate may be represented by a pulsing light that is displayed on the monitor of the machine for instance. When the light is blinking rapidly, the patient understands that he should do something relaxing in order to reduce the heartbeat rate. As soon as the patient calms down, the wave on the screen will move less fast in response.
An exercise which is focused on the release of negative emotions and thoughts through peaceful concentration.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
The patient learns how to release tension and relax tight muscles concentrating on a particular type of muscle at a time.
Creating Images In The Mind
This is an exercise that is designed to help the mind and body to relax by focusing on images and situations that are positive and relaxing.
Neurofeedback Therapy Treatment
A person's brain can sometimes get over excited and this therapy with is also known as EEQ is supposed to help calm down this activity. A brain that is used to depending on drugs or alcohol over a prolonged period produces abnormal brain waves. The irregular activity within the brain is linked to anxiety, depression and other emotional issues, which are capable of triggering a relapse. Your brain can go back to its normal way of functioning when the neurofeedback technique is used which is part of biofeedback.
When combined with other addiction treatment therapies Neurofeedback can provide recovering addicts with the skills needed to cope and to avoid a relapse.
Call us now to locate a treatment centre which can offer biofeedback therapy.
Overcoming Drug Use And Biofeedback Therapy
There are special machines used in this technique and they must be handled by a professional medic. Biofeedback treatments may be continued at addict's homes in continuation of procedures in the centre thanks to specific cell phone applications.
Therapy sessions last between 30 minutes to an hour. Those not seriously addicted might need a reading of only 10 minutes. An increase in the therapy sessions will definitely increase when you have used the drugs for long.
Biofeedback therapy is a non-invasive procedure. It is one of the best options if you are having trouble using the medicines to get over your addiction. There is no medication used with this treatment method and this makes biofeedback therapy a good option for pregnant recovering drug users.
Biofeedback as well as neurofeedback treatment provide patients with psychological benefit for their struggle against addiction.
You can stop an addiction by learning how to control some of the body responses.
Biofeedback therapy is also effective in dealing with mental health disorders that can co-occur with the abuse of alcohol and drugs. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, OCD and Post-traumatic stress disorder are some of the mental problems that can be helped using this method.
Locating Help To Get Past Addiction
If you are a recovering user, you can understand better what you need in terms of treatment when you're in a treatment program that provides biofeedback therapy. Biofeedback therapy combines well with treatment options of other types like cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT]. Music and art are methods of overcoming addiction that can be used with biofeedback.
You can get the combination of the therapies from the rehab facility that you visit. You will start your recovery today when you talk to a professional today, contact 0800 772 3971.