Biofeedback is an effective form of treatment for drug addiction, when used in conjunction with other treatment modalities, as it helps the person with addiction manage their responses to physiological reactions such as stress, which unmanaged can become cues for them to engage in substance use.
Biofeedback is generally considered safe but would not be appropriate for everyone, especially those with heart rhythm or skin conditions. Moreover, physical examinations are a must before engaging in a biofeedback therapy session.
Sessions are for usually less than an hour. The number of sessions depends on the severity of the addiction and the individual’s response to the treatment.
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