What Is Nexalin Therapy For Addiction?
Author : Sabra Kay / Date : 12. 07. 2015 / Comments (0)
When treating addiction it’s important to realize that it is a person being treated, not just a disease. Each person who is struggling with addiction has their own individual issues that must be addressed in order for recovery to take place.
It is common for persons who are prone to addiction to also suffer from a variety of other problems, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, insomnia, impulse control, severe social anxiety, ADHD and other problems.
For people who struggle with these problems, drug use is sometimes a way to get relief from symptoms. Even for those who didn’t start out having problems like depression, trauma or anxiety, the lifestyle that addiction produces often results in them.
When someone seeks treatment for addiction, it is important to explore what kinds of struggles, challenges or health problems are present. Too often, unaddressed mental and physical health issues cause relapse.
What Does Nexalin Therapy Do?
For the last several decades, the primary go-to for treating issues like depression and anxiety has been medication. Many of today’s medications have helped people lead healthier, happier lives. People with severe, debilitating mental illness have been able to function in society because of medical advances. In the past, people were routinely institutionalized. Antidepressants have saved the lives of clinically depressed people. It is important to realize that medications have had an important role in improving the quality of people’s lives and that it certainly has a place in mental health treatment.
However, there are downsides. And, medical professionals have begun to realize that while medication is important, there are many other ways to help people who struggle. Medication is not always the best choice.
Advances in science, technology and knowledge of the brain have opened up doors to new, cutting edge treatments that don’t involve medications. Nexalin is one such treatment.
Nexalin is a drug-free therapy. It is a device that creates a wave frequency that appears to help normalize the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
The wave frequencies appear to act on and “reset” the hypothalamus of the brain. These wave frequencies are harmless, painless and the treatment has no side effects. The results have been nothing short of amazing, with recipients of the treatment reporting an 80% to 97% continuous improvement in their symptoms.
The brain is a complex organ, and while incredible advances have been made, there is so much more to learn. Technologies like Nexalin are the future of care, as the medical world starts to move from a medication based treatment on to treatments that don’t just treat symptoms but actually create long-lasting change.
The process is simple. The patient is seated comfortably and three pads are placed on the forehead and behind the ears. Treatments usually last about 40 minutes and the stimulating waveforms are not noticeable. Patients tend to relax or doze off during treatments.
This treatment has been shown to be effective for a variety of symptoms, conditions and issues that patients may be facing, including Insomnia, panic attacks, depression, fatigue and other issues.
Why Is Nexalin Therapy Ideal For Addiction Treatment?
For the person new in recovery, there are many challenges. Often, they are dealing with long-standing mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. In addition, drug use will affect brain chemistry over time, depleting neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Addiction can cause changes in the brain that take months or even years to heal on their own.
People who experience persistent depression, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue in recovery are at a greater risk for relapse.
The problem is that some of the medications that are routinely prescribed to help people with symptoms of anxiety or insomnia are often habit-forming, or at the very least have unpleasant side effects.
It is important, especially in early recovery to find ways to cope with problems without turning to drugs, even legal ones.
This is why Nexalin is such a powerful tool to use in the realm of addiction treatment. It provides treatment without addictive medications or side effects.
Of course, there are times when medication is a necessary option, but in cases where alternative forms of therapy can be used that don’t require them, that is preferable.
Another reason why Nexalin is ideal for addiction treatment is that it helps people new in recovery feel better so they can focus on their treatment.
When people arrive in treatment, they are often in the middle of post-acute withdrawal syndrome. This makes taking in new information and coping with the powerful emotions that counseling brings up that much more difficult to deal with. When residents feel better, they are better able to learn, grow and thrive. This makes for a more successful and healthy early recovery.
Nexalin Therapy At Broadway Treatment Center
Broadway Treatment Center offers Nexalin therapy as a part of their overall comprehensive treatment program. Our treatment center provides an array of cutting-edge therapies and treatments along with tried and true methods of addiction treatment. Counseling, behavioral therapy, and a warm, supportive environment make Broadway Treatment Center an amazing place to begin your recovery journey. Call 714-443-8218 today to learn more.