We have worked with many people over the last decade dealing with neurobehavioral
challenges. One of my favorite groups to work with is those dealing with addiction.
Neurofeedback has been a very effective tool in helping those dealing with this problem. Check
out the research regarding neurofeedback and addiction.
1. The Kaiser and Scott Research Group (often called The UCLA study) found using
neurofeedback with those suffering with addiction “doubled the recovery rate.” They found
neurofeedback improved abstinence rates, improved retention in rehab and improved
personal inventory.
2. The Sokhadze, Cannon and Trudeau Research Group reported neurofeedback “has been
employed in substance use disorder (SUD) over the last three decades” and neurofeedback
“has been employed in conjunction with other therapies and may be useful in enhancing
certain outcomes of therapy.”
3. DL Trudeau reported “neurofeedback is promising as a treatment modality for adolescents,
especially those with stimulant abuse and attention conduct problems. It is attractive as a
medication-free, neurophysiologic, and self actualizing treatment for substance-based,
brain-impaired and self-defeating disorder.”
4. Track reported neurofeedback “is a treatment approach that has shown strong, positive
results in long term followups.”
5. The Burkett, Cummins, Dickson, and Skolnick Research Group reported “the addition of
neurofeedback “to crack cocaine treatment regimens may promise to be an effective
intervention for treating crack cocaine abuse and increasing treatment retention.”
6. The Goldberg, Greenwood, and Tainter Research Group reported the subjects in their study
of increasing alpha reported “a decrease in illicit drug usage and in increased feeling of self
control.”
7. The Horell Research Group reported their study “confirmed our prediction that EEG changes
achieved with neurofeedback training will be accompanied by postivtie EEG outcomes in a
cue reactivity and clinical improvements.”
8. The Lamontagne, Hand, Annable, and Gagnon Research Group reported “There was
evidence to suggest that a reduction in drug use among light and medium users was
maintained during followup and significant and lasting improvements were made by each
group in the duration and quality of their sleep and anxiety levels were reduced.”
9. The Luigjes, Bretller, Vanneste and de Ridder Research Group reported “Studies using EEG
neurofeedback we’re when to have positive effect on drug use, treatment compliance, and
cue reactivity in patients with cocaine and alcohol dependence.”
10. The Dehghani-Arani, Rostami and Nodali Research Group found “This study supports the
effectiveness of neurofeedback training as a therapeutic method in opiate dependence
disorder.”
11. The Scott, Kaiser, Othmer and Sideroff Research Group demonstrated significantly higher
abstinence rates with alcoholics when they used neurofeedback in the treatment protocol.
12. Budzynski reported “Acute and chronic drug abuse results in significant alteration of the
brain activity detectable with QEEG.”
13. Winterer found certain brain map patterns may be used to “predict those substance abusers
most at risk for relapse.”

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