Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
The Florida House Experience prides itself on being on the forefront of addiction treatment, offering cutting-edge approaches that integrate the medical, psychiatric, clinical, and neurological components of treatment to provide a comprehensive continuum of care, including our Neuro-Rehabilitative Services. At The Florida House, we firmly believe that any substance use or mental health disorder diagnosis should be quantifiable, not just based on a list of symptoms, and that the recommended treatments for them must be proven effective.
Why Neuro Rehabilitative Services?
For almost every other illness or medical condition, there are physiological measures that are used to make a diagnosis, such as x-rays, blood tests, and electrocardiograms. At The Florida House Experience, we believe that addiction should be no different. As we continue to learn more about how the brain, addiction, and mental illness all work, FHE continues to find new ways to more accurately make the right diagnoses, and to track treatment success.
While other treatment centers diagnose based only the description of symptoms, Florida House utilizes a series of biometrics, based on brain imaging, genetic blood testing, and other advanced protocols to provide our clients with a full picture of their condition. These biometrics and diagnostic tools are used to scientifically track the progression of treatment and even predict relapses. Using state-of-the-art systems, like our qEEG-guided Neurofeedback, allows us to personalize your treatment plan to fit your specific needs.
Whether this is your first time seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction, or you have a long and difficult history of either chronic relapse or ineffective traditional or medicinal treatments, our medically integrated Neuro-Rehabilitative program can work for you. All of our unique therapies are covered by most private insurance – to find out if you are eligible please call 866-421-6242 to speak to an admissions specialist today.
When you enter Florida House…
Once admitted to our residential treatment program, our clients undergo a complete neuro-psychological profile, to determine the most effective treatment plan. Our evaluation takes into account functionality of specific regions of the brain that are adversely affected by habitual drug and alcohol usage. This includes a quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG) which maps your brain, allowing our team of specialist to track your progress over the course of your stay with us. The Florida House has developed, working hand-in-hand with leaders in the field of applied neuroscience, a comprehensive strategy for using advanced neurological information-gathering and therapies to treat alcoholism and drug addiction.
Our 8-Tier Neuro-Rehabilitative Addiction Treatment:
Comprehensive Neuro-Psychological Testing:
Our patients undergo a rigorous assessment upon admission to our treatment program. This assessment takes into account both normal psychiatric / psychological factors, like symptoms and clinical history, as well as the unique information generated from our neurological testing and brain mapping. Disregulation in the brain, and severity of symptoms are all taken into account including: Anxiety, attention span, depression, compulsiveness, memory, and more. These “Z-Scores” help your treatment team pinpoint the treatment plan that is right for you, and sets a baseline for us to measure your progress during your stay with us.
Heart Rate Variability & Biosound Monitoring:
At The Florida House Experience, we understand that while addiction is a disease that centers in the brain, it also impacts the body as a whole. Therefore we take a holistic approach to treating addiction. This extends to our Neuro-Rehabilitation suite of services, because neurological issues affect the entire body and vice versa. The FHE Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Biosound / Biofeedback treatments monitors pulse, blood pressure, and breathing rate during each session to gauge efficacy. Using specially produced binaural sounds and vibrational stimulation, Biosound patients are brought to a theta state of brainwave activity, characteristic of being in stage 1 sleep. In this meditative state, our patients are provided with a variety of different audio selections designed to produce positive affirmations and increase feelings of self-worth, that they can carry through their treatment stay.
Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG):
A quantitative Electroencephalogram, or qEEG for short, is central to our Neuro-Rehabilitative services at The Florida House Experience, and uses brain-imaging technology to provide a complete picture of disregulated brain activity due to substance abuse and co-occurring mental disorders. Florida House is one of the industry leaders in brain mapping and qEEG-guided addiction treatment. Our qEEG brain mapping techniques records activity in the main hubs of the brain that control memories, emotions, and more, and these readings are analyzed and interpreted by our clinical team, to ascertain the best course of treatment to combat specific addiction-related dysfunction in each of our patients.
QEEG-Guided Neurofeedback Training:
At The Florida House Experience, our goal is not only to give you the information about your addiction, and an understanding of your disorder, but also to teach you how to overcome it. Our Neurofeedback Training (NFT) is designed to teach you how to self-regulate the areas in your brain that have been dysregulated by drugs and alcohol, which display as symptoms such as depression, anxiety, rage disorders, and more. With Neurofeedback Training at The Florida House, we help you train your brain to reach a predetermined target state of function, using the data collected during your qEEG to generate different exercises that will help return your brain to a normative state.
Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy:
As part of our holistic methodology here at The Florida House Experience, we include a variety of neurostimulation therapies. These therapies include Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation therapy (TENS), which deliver safe, low-level, high-frequency electrical current pulses to parasympathetic nerves in the face and neck, in order to produce a relaxing feeling. These therapies have shown to help in the treatment of brain injuries and many psychiatric conditions, as well as help provide cognitive enhancement. Our neurostimulation treatments employ propriety technology developed by Thync to regulate stress responses using alternate pulse stimulation.
High Frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Stimulation:
Much like our electrical neurostimulation therapy, high frequency pulsed electromagnetic stimulation therapy at FHE uses Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), and Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS) to promote optimal brain activity. By utilizing continuous electromagnetic pulses on the scalp, neuronal activity is increased in the cortical and subcortical regions beneath where the pulses occur, which increases the likelihood of neuron depolarization (i.e. neurons firing, or “talking”). Improved neuronal function using tDCS/tACS can help counteract dysregulation in the brain caused by substance abuse.
Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy:
Florida House’s deep brain stimulation therapy includes Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, which uses an electromagnetic coil that sends safe magnetic pulses to the patient’s brain. This cutting-edge technique improves the moods of patients with major depression and depression, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and other conditions characterized by neurological dysfunction. Also at FHE, our Deep Brain Stimulator uses electrical currents which are sent to subcortical regions of the brain at a rate different for every neurological condition.
Computerized Cognitive Brain Training:
Using the software programs Meditainment-CogMed or BrainTrain, cognitive brain training at The Florida House Experience works in tandem with a patient’s qEEG brain mapping. Our specialized computer programs are designed to stimulate a patient’s brain in a variety of ways, through a multitude of cognitive tasks. Combined with the qEEG, these programs can help bring a patient’s brain activity back to a normative state, before drug or alcohol induced dysregulation.