The field of addiction treatment has been struggling for years to improve it’s overall efficacy rate. It’s well known that even after rehab, the relapse rate for substance use disorders is estimated to be between 40% and 60%. 1 Rehab can be very expensive, and with such a high replapse rate clearly more tools are needed to augment the effectiveness of traditional treatments.
Many treatment center acroos the world are beginning to integrate alternative medicine therapies into their work with addiction, such as acupuncture, massage, equine therapy, and even specialized trauma- release therapies like EMDR.
An exciting addition to the tool box has come recently through the widespread rise in the use of neurofeedback for addiction treatment. Research suggests that neurofeedback training can be helpful for those who are struggling with addiction.