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    Addiction Therapy in Petaluma

    More often than not, drug addictions start with the experimental use of a drug in social situations. And for some people, their drug use becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more of a drug to get their desired high, and soon a person may need the drug to simply feel “good.”

    Drug addiction symptoms and behaviors include, among others:

    • Feeling the need to use the drug regularly, which can be daily or multiple times a day
    • Having intense urges for the drug
    • Over time, needing more of the drug to get the same effect
    • Being certain that you maintain a supply of the drug
    • Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities
    • Doing things you wouldn’t normally do to get the drug, such as stealing
    • Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug
    • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug
    • Failed attempts to quit using the drug

    If you can relate to any of the above symptoms or behaviors, it may be time to consider neurofeedback for addiction. With neurofeedback, we can address the symptoms of your addiction at their root by helping your nervous system learn to regulate itself without the use of addictive behaviors. 

    There are many paths to successful recovery that will work with your goals and desires. I believe neurofeedback, in addition to psychotherapy and/or 12-Step Programs, can provide a comprehensive approach for managing and resolving addiction.