16 Mar New VCAT Therapy For Addiction Treatment
New Visual Concentration attention therapy works for Addiction Treatment
Addiction Treatment Programs are everywhere these days, but how to know which one is most effective, or which will work for you is tough to decipher. New Visual Concentration Attention Therapy is the latest in mental health treatment for Substance Abuse disorders or co-occurring disorders. Treatment for mental health issues now focuses more onto an objective way of assessing and treatment the psyche. It is more about HOW brain functioning system, including neurons, neurotransmitters and certain brain waves work together to enable the way we want to think, behave, move, feel and maintain our overall mental and emotional states. VCAT is the most effective neuropathway treatment methodology in addressing co-occurring disorders and treatment the brain’s neurological disfunction and chemical imbalance (many times, the cause of addictions).
Substance Abuse and Addiction is the main source for chemical imbalances in the brain.
The purpose of VCAT is to change timing and activation patterns in the brain which will enhance the firing rate of neurons, improving the brain’s plasticity and regulation, which can impact the underlying cause of psychological and Substance Abuse Disorders. VCAT targets specific areas of the brain, according to its presenting symptoms- thus, treating your addictions.
Visual Concentration Therapy is useful in treating:
- Addiction or Substance Abuse
- Attention Deficit Disorders
- Learning disabilities
And much more.
The world of mental health is constantly changing and improving. The science behind VCAT is that cognitive neuroscience, with it’s concern about perception, concentration, Attention, and memory will increasingly come to represent the central focus of psychological disorders and Neurosciences in the 21st century. With VCAT’s integrated approach, a treatment plan is designed specifically for the individual, based on the brain mapping assessments done in the first therapy session.
When a chemical imbalance in the brain is present, it can affect perception, concentration, attention, and memory. Cognitive neuroscience is focused on all these aspects, as well as discovering effective treatment for addiction and other psychological disorders. Not only does VCAT address all the above concerns, it also focuses on how your brain functions entirely and how it may cope in regards to your brain waves- this would look like how you may think, behave, move, feel and maintain your homeostasis.
VCAT acts as a regulator of the brain’s chemical imbalances. Improvements made in the area of brain dysfunction by VCAT, may consist of producing higher activity and plasticity, increased blood circulation, oxygen and glucose throughout the brain tissue, promoting restoration and regeneration of neurons. When you optimize your brain wave patterns, there is an increase in cognitive abilities; training the brain to produce these activities on its own.
Improved brain activities may lead to memory improvement and sustained attention, which could also produce gains in focusing and concentration.
A typical VCAT Session
A typical VCAT Session will consist of the following 3 stages:
- Resting Stage Brain Mapping occurs when the patient is not performing an explicit task (VCAT) which can be used to evaluate regional interactions. Brain activity is present even in the absence of an externally prompted task; any brain regions will have spontaneous fluctuations. This resting state approach is useful to explore the brains functional organization as a pre-assessment and baseline for treatment.
- VCAT Treatment Planning addresses those mal functioning regions of the brain (balancing, under reactive, over reactive, non-reactive areas). You will discuss and come up with a plan of action for treatment in this phase.
- Individual Feedback and review of the recorded EEG, real time brain mapping and the result of the VCAT treatment, leading to any possible changes in the performance of the brain from monitoring.
Chemical Imbalance and Substance Abuse
Healthy people possess levels of brain chemicals that lie within a certain normal range. Imbalances in the brain’s chemistry can give rise to mood disorders, learning disabilities, substance abuse and muscle weakness.
Alcohol and many other substances when abused are temporary depressants of the neurological system. At the time of drinking acts as a stimulant, however excessive amounts of alcohol can deplete the brain’s natural resources of serotonin, dopamine and opioid peptides. At this point, alcohol triggers the release of stress chemical’s that create depression, destress and tension. The short term destressing effects of alcohol may tempt individuals to relapse.
VCAT is offered currently as a therapeutic option at Miracle Recovery Center. Participants go in for VCAT sessions weekly and it is incorporated in their treatment programs. By attending VCAT regularly, individuals are able to heal and produce higher levels of brain functioning, allowing their addictions to move into a state of recovery, decreasing their chances of relapse.
If you are interested in the VCAT treatment program or are struggling with alcohol and or drug addiction, please call Miracle Recovery Center today 949-463-0229