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Addiction Remission

TMS & Neurocare & Psychiatric Services located in Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, Wheaton, Oak Park and Skokie, IL

Addiction Remission

About Addiction Remission

Addiction remission takes time and effort, but with a reliable support system, you can achieve your goals. At Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Crystal Lake, Hinsdale, and Wheaton, Illinois, the board-certified psychiatrists and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) specialists help people with substance use disorder and alcohol use disorder achieve addiction remission through counseling, TMS therapy, and medication when needed. Call Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Addiction Remission Q & A

Why is it so hard to achieve remission from addiction?

Addiction to prescription drugs, alcohol, or other substances affects all aspects of your well-being –– emotional, physical, and spiritual. When you’re in the midst of an active addiction, it can feel like you’ll never be able to quit. You might have even tried over and over again, only to fail each time.

This isn’t your fault. Addiction is a disease that requires outside help to recover from, and one treatment does not work for all. Achieving remission takes time, resources, and support. The Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers team helps you achieve addiction remission by developing a personalized treatment plan that utilizes transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS therapy. 

Who can benefit from addiction remission treatment?

Consider addiction remission treatment at Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers if you have:

  • Tried to quit a certain substance or behavior but can’t
  • Have an intense focus on a substance or activity
  • A lack of control
  • Personal problems or health issues related to a substance or activity
  • Symptoms of withdrawal (physical or emotional)

Seeking addiction treatment can seem scary at first, but there’s nothing to be ashamed of. The Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers team is caring and compassionate. They know that addiction is a disease that can be treated and overcome. 

How do I achieve addiction remission?

Your Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers provider reviews your medical records and asks you questions about the substances you use and/or problematic behaviors. Then, they have you fill out a survey and complete a psychiatric evaluation.

After making a diagnosis, your provider develops a personalized treatment plan that can get you into addiction remission. Most addiction treatment plans include:

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy

TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate different areas of your brain. Specifically, it targets nerve cells in the part of the brain responsible for mood control. This stimulation reduces the urge to use substances or participate in harmful behaviors, helping you achieve addiction remission. TMS is a great choice for people who have tried to break an addiction using traditional methods without success or find they cannot remain in remission long-term.


Counseling, or talk therapy, uses question and answer sessions and deep discussions to help you understand and change troublesome thoughts or behaviors. It teaches you how to get more in touch with your emotions and prevent them from controlling you.

Prescription medication (if needed)

Certain drugs, like alcohol and opioids, are physically addictive and increase the risk of life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. And any withdrawal symptoms may be so intense that you start using the substance again to make them stop — which inhibits addiction remission. The Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers team might prescribe medication, like Suboxone®, to ensure you can break free from addiction without severe side effects.

Call Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers to take the first step toward addiction remission, or book your appointment online today.