substance abuse therapy neurofeedback asheville nc

21.5 million American adults suffer from an SUD, or substance abuse disorder. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, addiction is "A disease that involves changes in the structure and function of the brain which can lead to substance abuse." As a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), my practice has seen success with treating such persons through neurofeedback.  

Substance Abuse Asheville, NC

Substance abuse can refer to a wide range of substances, some of which are not necessarily unhealthy in and of themselves. Potentially addictive substances include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cigarettes 
  • Performance Enhancing Drugs
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Hallucinogens 
  • Cocaine, Heroin, Etc.

Substance Abuse Treatment Western North Carolina

If you are not sure whether you or a loved one is suffering from an SUD, consider these signs of substance abuse:

  • Someone is misusing drug prescriptions
  • Someone is unwilling to share personal details about your life with family and friends
  • Someone is displaying sudden changes in their behavior
  • Someone is experiencing changes in sleep patterns
  • Someone is suddenly in perpetual financial trouble

There are other signs of substance abuse beyond this list. If you or your loved on is experiencing any of these or other symptoms, it is important to seek help and begin the process of healing. Neurofeedback can help retrain the brain to break the perceived need for addictive substances. If you have any questions about whether neurofeedback therapy is right for you, contact us. We are here to help.