Addiction is a disease of the brain. Ironically, the brain is also the most powerful tool with which to manage addiction and mental illness, maintain holistic health, and better engage with the world. Restoring and optimizing brain health increases the chances of sustained recovery, and enhances personal acuity and overall quality of life.
Addiction’s endless, damaging cycle of craving, use, and withdrawal can seem inescapable without specialized help because it ingrains deep maladaptive patterns in the brain. Neurorestorative care is the process of retraining these patterns to make it easier to resist old harmful behaviors and adopt new positive responses.
Orenda uses brain mapping, biofeedback, therapeutic gaming, and medical devices to instill and strengthen positive pathways. Neurorestorative care also aims to improve overall cognitive function damaged by substance use disorder.
Some techniques that may be used to facilitate neurorestorative care include:
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
- Neurofeedback training
- Light/sound sessions
- Brain mapping
- Cognitive rehabilitation lab