The Future of Addiction Disorder Treatment has arrived in Utah
Addiction Disorder Treatment takes a quantum leap forward.
Neurofeedback Centers of Utah is introducing the most exciting innovation in the field of Addiction Disorder Treatment in over half a century. With forty years of research and cutting edge technology, we offer revolutionary treatments that have been shown to produce exceptional results. Multiple studies have shown that our brain based program, when used in conjunction with traditional therapy, should produce a 80%, or higher, long term recovery rate. When compared to the acknowledged industry wide average of 10%, it is easy to see why our approach may be considered a...
"Quantum leap forward in Addiction Disorder Treatment."
Addictive Disorders and Behavior can have a single or multiple root causes. Left untreated, the prospects for a successful recovery are minimal. Example; for 80% of individuals suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder, the two primary causes are most likely emotional trauma or attention deficit issues. Pornography, Sex, Gambling, Shopping and Eating Addictions, for example, are all reactions to stressful conditions. The brain considers stress to be a life threatening condition. As a result, production of the neurotransmitter Cortisol is elevated further compounding the problem. Cortisol activates the production of stress hormones and opens every stress pathway in the body. This creates a condition known as "hyper sensitivity to stress." Understanding the causes and mechanisms associated with Addictive Behaviors uniquely qualifies Neurofeedback practitioners to address and rectify their underlying triggers. Neurofeedback is a brain based treatment for a brain based disorder and enjoys a 22 year track record of an 80%, or higher, permanent recovery rate.
BrainCore Neurofeedback is also known as EEG Biofeedback. Neurofeedback is guided exercise for the brain. It is actually a drug free, painless and non-invasive method of correcting dysregulated, unhealthy brain wave patterns. The goal of all neurofeedback is to transform an unhealthy, dysregulated brain wave pattern into a normal, healthy, organized pattern. This allows the brain to operate the way nature intended. Addiction behaviors involve abnormal brain wave patterns and alter normal brain operation. In 1993, two researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles ran a pilot study adding Alpha-Theta Neurofeedback training to traditional addiction treatment. They then tracked the participants of the study for ten years. The results were astonishing... an 83% permanent recovery rate! These results have been duplicated by all that have replicated the treatment. In fact, Robert Dickson, the former Director of the Texas Commission for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, ran three pilot studies and achieved the identical results as the UCLA trial. He immediately resigned his position and established Houston Neurotherapy where he successfully treated addicted individuals until his retirement in 2006. Update: This treatment protocol has since been shown effective in treating ALL ADDICTIONS.
According to the National Institute of Health, "90% of individuals diagnosed with mental illness or addictive behaviors suffer from emotional trauma. 50% have PTSD and don't even know it." Left unresolved, the prospect of a full recovery is "highly unlikely." For therapists, emotional trauma can be frustrating because it is buried deep within the Limbic System of the brain. This renders it inaccessible through standard "talk therapy." Alpha-Theta Neurofeedback Training accesses the entire brain, uncovering, and in many cases, resolving deep seated emotional issues. Once uncovered, therapists can begin their work of guiding the client towards a full recovery.
Attention Deficits, such as those diagnosed with ADHD, are widely becoming understood as a contributing factor to substance abuse disorder. In fact, Robert Dickson, former director for the Texas commission on drug and alcohol rehabilitation, in conjunction with the Southwest Technologies Foundation, conducted an exhaustive 4 year study that linked undiagnosed attention deficit issues with psychostimulants such as meth and cocaine. This makes complete sense as psychostimulants normalize brain activity and enhance focus in individuals with ADD or ADHD. Many are unaware that one of the components to the popular ADHD medication Ritalin is Methamphetamine.
How one deals with stress is the source of many "impulse" based addictions. In the brain, stress elevates the production of the "stress" neurotransmitter cortisol and reduces production of the "feel good" neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. In an effort to eliminate stress and pain, the brain will seek out an activity that results in the release of endorphins. Endorphins are your own personal narcotic and some are more powerful than morphine. Their release, as a result of activities such as exercise, sex, eating, gambling, shopping, etc., produces a powerful "high." When an individual decides to avoid addressing the source of their stress and opts to chase the "endorphin high," an addiction is born.
At Neurofeedback Centers of Utah, Neurofeedback is the foundation of addiction recovery, but personalized counseling is where the real and lasting behavior modifications are learned. Unlike a "one size fits all" approach to counseling, we design a program to specifically meet an individual's needs. As opposed to group therapy, one on one counseling sessions are conducted by Larry Bradley, MA, LMFT. Larry is a published author, radio show host, lecturer and Director of Neurofeedback at the center. His private practice in St. George, Utah, has allowed him to forever change the lives of countless individuals. Larry is an active member of the LDS church and, when requested, will incorporate church doctrine into recovery therapy.
“Neurofeedback should play a major therapeutic role in many difficult areas. In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efficacy it would be universally accepted and widely used.”
Dr Frank H. Duffy, a Professor and Pediatric Neurologist,
During your visit, a member of our staff will provide you with a guided tour of our facility and discuss possible solutions to your personal situation. Upon acceptance, we will discuss program costs, funding solutions and customize a treatment regimen specifically designed to meet your needs. At Neurofeedback Centers of Utah, providing you a bright future full of health and happiness is our number one priority. All you have to do is commit to letting us help.
At Neurofeedback Centers of Utah, we are committed to helping you receive the treatment you deserve. We offer multiple program funding solutions designed to specifically accommodate your personal financial situation. We do not accept insurance but offer financing through Prosper Healthcare Lending (click on the image to initiate the 90 second application process), monthly or weekly payment programs and full program payment by cash, check, debit or credit card.