The Truth About A Substance Use Disorder

Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Addiction

Substance use disorders are chronic brain diseases that are more about the neurology of a person’s brain than the physical manifestations of poor choices and behavioral problems. These chronic medical diseases involve complex interactions among brain circuits, the environment, and genetics.

Addiction affects the brain’s reward, memory, motivation, and related circuitry to the degree that a person’s motivations are altered and harmful behaviors replace positive, healthy, and self-nurturing behaviors. As a result, an individual may pathologically pursue reward or relief through chemical substances or other compulsive actions, in spite of negative consequences.

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Substance Use Disorders Range in Severity & Symptoms

All addictions affect the brain’s structure and functioning. The degree of impact on the brain varies as a result of numerous factors such as the harmfulness of the substance or behavior, frequency of usage, and magnitude of current dependency. Social and/or professional ramifications are also common.

Break the Shackles of Addiction

Too many people try to overcome addictions simply by not continuing the harmful behavior. This rarely works because, even when someone can “white knuckle” it, the brain remains unchanged. Neurofeedback addresses psychological and neurophysiological irregularities to help the brain become truly healthy, thus breaking addictive behaviors. Our expert team will work with you or someone you love to develop a personalized plan to end the cycle of addiction.

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