Neurofeedback is mandatory today in several prominent treatment centers throughout the country. Alcoholics and addicts cope with feelings by regulating emotional states with drugs and alcohol. When their coping skill is removed their emotions become overwhelming. Sometimes the feelings are so strong it becomes impossible for the addict/alcoholic to remain sober.
Neurofeedback regulates emotional brain states helping the addict/alcoholic to tolerate feelings more easily without drugs and alcohol. Several studies have been done indicating that addicts and alcoholics who use neurofeedback in conjunction with a 12 step program have been able to maintain their sobriety for 10+ years.