Addiction is a disease of the brain. While it might seem like addiction is a disease of the physical body because of the extensive physical damage it results in, the truth is that the disease stems from disrupted cognitive functioning. Substance abuse and dependence have long since been considered a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain – one that can be effectively treated with a long-term program of care, but one that can never be entirely cured or eradicated. Addiction completely disrupts the reward center of the brain, meaning that if people continuously use chemical substances, they will begin to prioritize their substance of choice even over the most basic human needs – food, water, shelter, sufficient clothing, sleep, and sex.
All of these things take a backseat when addiction takes over, and the afflicted individual can no longer derive any sense of please from the things that he or she previously enjoyed. Impulse control is also severely compromised, and people who struggle with addiction essentially live out a vicious cycle daily that involves obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions. Brain Mapping is a therapeutic method that has proven highly effective for the treatment of substance abuse and dependence.
Brain Mapping and neurofeedback are closely interlinked. In short, Brain Mapping is a therapeutic method that allows medical professionals to take an actual look inside the brain of an addict or alcoholic and see which areas of cognitive functioning require improvement. Neurofeedback uses computer technology to literally map out the brain and subsequently address areas of the brain that might need some extensive work. Brain Mapping requires a great deal of specialized equipment, and it cannot be completed in a traditional treatment facility.
At Agape Treatment Center for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, we utilize Brain Mapping when traditional methods of intervention have repeatedly proven ineffective. While this service is available to all clients, we generally reserve it for men and women who experience chronic relapse or who are at high risk of overdose-related death. If you would like to learn about this specific technique more in-depth, simply contact us today and inquire.
At Agape Treatment Center, we offer much more than one specific therapeutic method or addiction recovery technique such as brain mapping for treating addictions and co-occurring disorders. Our comprehensive mental health treatment program is solution-focused and evidence-driven. Take a look at some of the other addiction treatment and mental health therapy options at our disposal:
No matter what your personalized needs are, we have you completely covered – simply reach out to us today for more detailed information on brain mapping for treating substance abuse and mental health disorders.
At Agape Treatment Center, we are dedicated to providing the most effective addiction treatment available throughout Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and all surrounding areas. Every level of care we offer is demographic-specific, meaning that we separate men and women into different age groups to provide the most focused treatment possible. We offer Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient treatment options. We offer dual diagnosis treatment options for men and women who have been simultaneously struggling with addiction and an untreated or undiagnosed mental illness.
Some of the mental illnesses we treat include anxiety, panic disorder, depressive disorders of all severities, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Some of the substance abuse disorders we treat include alcoholism, opiate addiction, prescription drug addiction, stimulant addiction, and benzodiazepine addiction. Our treatment program is always custom-tailored to the unique needs of each client, and programs are continuously adjusted as we get to know each client on a more personal basis. If you would like to learn more about our program of recovery or if you would like to learn more about our stress-free admissions process, contact us today through our website or over the phone.
Agape Treatment Center for substance abuse embraces a universal, unconditional love that transcends, that serves regardless of circumstances. We provide individuals all over the country with the opportunity to achieve the gift of lasting sobriety.