For years addictions have been treated like a disease when its really more about nutritional deficiencies. When it comes to holistic addiction treatments the brain is central, in part, in helping to get addiction under control. Getting the brain what it needs to function optimally can be done with diet. Proper nourishment, such as foods high in glucose and mineral salts can stop the brain's electrical impulses from short-circuiting and end addictive behaviors.
Addictions are really hard to deal with in so many ways. The hardest part of dealing with addiction is gaining an understanding of how addictions happen.