Part 2 of Relapse Prevention / for website / word count: 951 (number of words can’t be helpedfor it to be somewhat coherent)How to use a Light & Sound Mind Machine for the Treatment of Addiction Relapse PreventionIn the first article about addiction relapse prevention treatment I described
a recoveringaddict should utilize a light and sound mind machine. Now I will describe
a recovering addictshould use a pulsed light and sound mind machine as a modality for preventing addictiverelapses.This is with the understanding that the addict has sought medical treatment, graduated from arehabilitation center or is regularly attending AA, NA or other meetings that deal with their personal addiction. It is also understood that only those who have the personal desire andmotivation to kick their addiction(s) are those who stand the best chance of conquering their problem.As an addict, you obviously understand that only a small percentage of individuals have thechance of living addiction free for the remainder of their life. I have heard about addiction centersclaim 80% to 100% success rate. My question to those who make such claims is: “Is thatimmediately upon their clients graduating from their programs?” or “Have these centersconducted follow-ups with their graduates 5, 10, 15 years after graduating to see if their previousclients are still addiction free?” I do not believe in such claims. They are outrageous. Relapsehappens and it is not the lack of therapy or information provided by the medical community or help groups, it is the fact that addicts may revert to their old ways, for any number of reasons.Using a light and sound mind machine should help you deal with the thoughts, impulses andurges of reverting back to your addictive behaviors. I recommend the DAVID Delight Pro byMindalive. This mind machine is designed to help you relax, focus on the moment, and alleviateunnecessary brain chatter that can lead to stinking thinking. That may be an old term, but it is andwill always be relevant.Before embarking on your personal journey of using the Delight Pro, write down what you want toachieve: your goals and why they are important to you. Create a simple plan for realizing thesegoals. Remember: baby steps. Don’t make things difficult; don’t create goals that are unrealistic.Keep things simple! And keep what you’ve written close to your mind machine. It’s a good idea tomake a copy of what you’ve written and keep it in your wallet or purse and refer to it when youfeel the need to review it. I did. It acts like a booster; a reminder of what is important to you whendoing a light and sound session is unavailable.You do not need to do a session every minute of the day. As you use your mind machine you willsoon realize what works best for you. Think of it this way: every one is different; every one isaffected differently by outside events. What will work best for one individual may not work as wellfor you. So be aware of your mental, emotional and physical states and decide what is best for you. Some people listen to a session for 60 minutes a day. Some do a short 15 to 20 minutesession a day, sometimes twice, other times once; it’s your decision. But when you do experiencea session, focus on the words you wrote, the things you wish to achieve, the things you could notpossibly achieve if you were still an addict and not recovering.When using the Delight Pro, start with session 3, the Alpha Relaxer, in the Meditation category.