Addiction is a disease that affects more people than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. The experienced team at Blackhawk TMS, with offices in Danville and Napa, California, specializes in addiction treatment and offers some of the most advanced techniques available to help you recover. To learn more about their addiction treatment program, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Addiction is a disease of the brain that causes compulsive use of a substance despite the potential for harmful consequences. People with an addiction have altered brain circuitry that causes intense cravings that make giving up the substance very difficult. Imaging studies of people with an addiction show changes to the areas of the brain responsible for judgment, decision-making, behavior, learning, and memory.
When people with an addiction use the addictive substance, they feel an intense pleasure. Over time, they need more and more of the substance to get the same pleasurable reaction.
If you have an addition, you may be fully aware of it but may still have a very difficult time quitting due to the cravings and the pleasurable reaction.
You can develop an addiction to many different substances. Common substance addictions include:
Behavioral addictions also affect circuitry in the brain. Common behavioral addictions include:
No matter the addiction, the team at Blackhawk TMS can provide the treatment you need to help you recover.
The experienced team at Blackhawk TMS creates a personalized treatment plan to help you recover from your addiction. Your treatment plan may depend on your addiction, your overall health, and the types of treatments you’ve tried in the past. The experienced team may recommend psychotherapy and medication to help you recover from your addiction.
If these conservative measures fail to help you during your recovery process, the experienced team offers alternative therapies, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS is a breakthrough treatment that uses magnetic energy to activate the brain cells to function properly and release neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, norepinephrine, or serotonin, to improve mood and motivation. The FDA is currently reviewing the use of TMS therapy for the treatment of addiction.
Your specialist at Blackhawk TMS works one-on-one with you to develop the most effective treatment plan so you can recover from your addiction and lead a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life.
To learn more about addiction treatment, call Blackhawk TMS today or request an appointment online.