Biofeedback is a form of therapy that helps people understand their body’s natural functions and more importantly, learn how to control them for their benefit. While heart rate, muscle tension, body temperature, sweat, and breathing are often believed to be mostly involuntary biological processes, with practice, people can learn how to better regulate these functions.
With the assistance of various machines that are designed to monitor these body’s natural processes, patients in biofeedback therapy will start by trying to get a better understanding of each individual function. The machines will send visual or auditory cues that match the rhythm of these processes, making recognition of them easier. Over time and with the assistance of a trained biofeedback therapist, patients will move past recognition and begin learning how to control these responses. When patients are able to self-regulate these processes, they can transform their body’s excitatory reaction to times of high stress and anxiety into a more relaxed state. Biofeedback therapy can be used to treat patients struggling with a variety of different ailments including drug addiction or alcoholism.
Biofeedback for Substance Abuse Recovery
Along with a series of other addiction therapies, we offer biofeedback therapy in Chicago for patients at every level of treatment. Biofeedback therapy for addiction recovery can ultimately increase a person’s chances of finding lasting sobriety.
Addiction recovery is a high-stress time, especially when patients first begin to encounter drug triggers. The body’s natural response is to speed up processes like heart rate and breathing, but this excitatory response can interfere with higher-level thinking and lead the person in recovery to feel overwhelmed. Ultimately, this reaction could lead to relapse. Our Chicago biofeedback program teaches patients how to control these processes so that their bodies do not spiral out of control at the first sign of distress. Instead, patients can return to a calmer state where they are better able to assess the situation and move past it.
Biofeedback therapy can also be an effective means of treatment for people struggling with chronic pain. For people getting treatment for an opioid addiction, chronic pain may have been what led them to addiction in the first place as they began abusing painkillers to find relief. Now that they are in recovery, biofeedback is a safer way to manage that pain without putting their sobriety at risk.
Treatment for Lasting Success
As a Joint Commission Accredited rehab center, we provide the highest-quality care and strive to help our patients heal from all of the damage that substance abuse leaves behind. We believe that only through this comprehensive healing, are patients able to build betters lives including lasting sobriety.
Our biofeedback program in Chicago is one of many different therapies and programs we use to help our patients achieve a lifetime of sobriety. Experts in their specific fields, our dedicated rehab staff lead a variety of daily programming and therapies that are meant to promote self-discovery and expose patients to a multitude of coping strategies that can be used in their normal lives after treatment is complete. Because everyone is unique and some programs will be more effective than others for certain individuals, we offer a wide range of therapies so each patient is able to make progress. These programs take place individually as well as in groups with small staff to patient ratios to ensure that every person gets the individualized attention needed to be successful.
At Banyan Treatment Centers Chicago, we do everything in our power to help our patients not only get sober but find lasting sobriety. Stop waiting for your new life to begin or watching a loved one struggle with addiction. Get help now.
Our mission, your recovery.
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"Banyan Treatment Center was a life-changing experience for me. When I got here, I was planning on continuing to use, but with the help of staff and the community I was convinced to stay through the whole program, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I've ever made."
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"My experience was nothing short of amazing. The staff is excellent, they all went way out of their way to help me with whatever I needed. They gave me the tools i needed to succeed, and were always there for me when I completed the program and when I fell short. Thank you so much Banyan!"
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"Banyan was able to help me more than words can describe. They helped me save my life. I called in not really knowing what to expect or anything about treatment and the people I spoke with were able to walk me through every step of the way."
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
At Banyan Chicago our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.