Why biofeedback would help this problem: Numerous studies have shown that most people having drug / alcohol /substance abuse problems are depressed, have very poor self-images, and also do not think they have control over their bodies or what happens to them. Biofeedback can help these problems. Other studies have shown that people who have alcohol abuse problems produce different patterns of brain waves than do people who do not have these problems. Training using neurofeedback (brain wave biofeedback) techniques can result in the abnormal patterns becoming normal. Thus, the problem should be controlled to the extent the brain waves become and remain normal.