Recent groundbreaking research has also shown TMS to be an effective treatment for substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. GIA’s founder, Dr. Antonello Bonci, is a world-leading expert and researcher on the potential of TMS in these fields.
Substance use disorders like alcoholism or cocaine addiction cause significant changes in the brain. They affect reward pathways, which cause urges to seek or use a substance, and influence dopamine production and transmission.
TMS therapy can target these areas of the brain, with promising results
in the improvement of both cravings and behavior. TMS therapy may increase abstinence, reduce cravings, and help improve symptoms of substance abuse like memory lapses and decreased cognitive performance. At GIA, we are proud to offer this innovative treatment to patients suffering from all forms of addiction.