According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, many rehabilitation facilities, including those used in some of the more famous celebrity rehab facilities, like The Betty Ford Center, east of Los Angeles, California, and Promises Treatment Center, in Malibu, use biofeedback and neurofeedback as treatments while patients are there to recover.
The use of neurofeedback eeg in such high end facilities (Betty Ford charges $26,000 / month and Promises charges $50,000 / month), demonstrates that some of the most cutting edge professionals in the addiction treatment business believe in the power of the human mind to self-regulate and potentially help many of these individuals lead better lives.
According to the treatments offered at Promises, in addition to neurofeedback therapy, they also offer EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. For those who need help with addiction, but cannot afford to step out of their lives completely for a month, or simply cannot afford the cost of these fantastic institutions, going to a private professional or professionals, and paying an hourly fee is often the best alternative. Look for a therapist who employs a wide range of treatments and is licensed, so that she can provide alternatives if one type of treatment alone does not work. In many cases, using these amazing techniques in tandem will produce better results.
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