Scientific research has shown that addictions are rooted in the brain. Drugs can cause changes in the brain that compel further use. But the brain isn’t a stagnant organ, resistant to or unable to change. While drugs affect it, research has proven that training programs do so as well. Alpha Healing Center has collaborated with Brain Resource® to implement three innovative behavioral therapies to support recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Our Brain Health Training Program begins with a 30-minute assessment to identify our guest’s neurocognitive weaknesses and strengths. As part of this process, you may be asked to take a Brain Assessment by web interface, as well as other tests. We’ll evaluate four core aspects of your brain function: emotion, thinking, feeling and self-regulation. Depending on the results, you’ll have access to up to 28 different brain exercises available on the web, on your computer or on your mobile device to help you on your way to recovery. Read more at our Brain Health Training Program page.
Biometric stress management provides a way of reducing the stress associated with drug and alcohol addiction through biometric feedback. Alpha Healing Center and Brain Resource® offer a feedback tool called MyCalmBeat® that tracks heart rate variability or HRV, a psychological indicator of an individual’s ability to handle stress. It diagnoses a personalized best breathing rate, which is called resonant frequency, to maximize your HRV. Read more on our Biometric Stress Management page to learn how this innovative therapy service can assist in your recovery.
Brain Music Therapy is another innovative behavioral therapy utilized by Alpha Healing Center through our collaboration with Brain Resource®. It’s based on the premise that personalized music derived from a guest’s own brain wave patterns can affect emotional stability, the sleep/wakefulness cycle, information processing, performance and arousal. Studies have shown that music can reduce stress hormones as effectively as certain anti-anxiety drugs. This therapy has no known side effects and can be combined with other therapies for optimum success and potentially eliminate the need for habit-forming sleep medications. Visit our page on Brain Music Therapy for more detail on how this works and what the therapy can do for you.