Addiction is a dependence a person is unable to stop. This could come in the form of a substance (alcohol, nicotine, drugs or medication, etc.) or a behavior (gambling, eating, excessive spending, video gaming, shopping, exercise, sexual activity, etc).
A person with a substance dependence may require more and more of that substance to reach the desired “high” and may experience withdrawal if he/she tries to stop or cut back. Addiction can affect behavior and physical well-being, causing:
- Sudden or drastic mood changes
- Changes in sleeping patterns
- Changes in energy levels
- Weight loss/ weight gain
An addiction can crowd out other activities and relationships in the person’s life and become the main focus and driving force, affecting family, friends and daily activities. Substance addiction can also result in serious illness or even death.
Results with Connectivity Neurofeedback:
- Low rates of relapse when brain training is combined with conventional treatment programs
- Decrease in depression and anxiety
- Increased tolerance for stress
- Less difficult withdrawal
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