Hypnosis for Drug and Alcohol Addictions

Hypnosis for Drug and Alcohol Addictions.

Hypnotherapy for AddictionsHypnosis for drug and alcohol addictions. In the past, these issues  were often dealt with using medicine and reinforcement therapy.  Many types of addictions are not only physical but also mental in nature.  Many treatments have some degrees of success. However, hypnosis is one that brings in the power of the mind to help kick the habit.

Hypnosis is still seen as a lesser type of treatment despite being successful for years.   Hypnosis often seems on the outside when it comes to the medical process.  Yet the British Medical Association approved the use of hypnosis for pain in childbirth and surgery back in 1955. At the same time, the BMA advised all doctors and medical students to get basic training in hypnosis too.  Three years later, the American Medical Association approved hypnosis for medical uses as well.

In recent years it has gained attention thanks to its success.  It works with the subconscious mind and changes the mental attitude of people.  This means they are more likely to beat their addictions.

Hypnosis for Drug and Alcohol Addictions

Despite hypnosis being around for years, many people still do not understand it. Yet, there are people making a living showing off their hypnotic ability around the world.  Even though many have seen the power of hypnosis in action, it is less understood how it actually works.

Often addicts are seen in private on a one to one basis.  Yet, many people still think hypnosis is only for fun but it is powerful even on its own.  This is only truly effective when the addict is ready and willing to put their problems behind them.

The Process

Hypnosis bypasses the conscious mind and speaks straight to the subconscious where the normal barriers no longer exist. In traditional methods that include therapy, the conscious or “critical” mind will often question, doubt or even deny the suggestions made by the therapist. Hypnosis bypasses all of this.  The patient’s mind accepts the suggestions more freely this way.

Hypnosis for Drug and Alcohol Addictions

hypnosis for drug and alcohol addictions The key to hypnosis when it comes to drug or alcohol addicts is to anchor the  suggestion in the subconscious mind.  Then the patient will accept it as fact. Often after the first session.

If the person is not willing to accept the suggestions sent directly to the mind they will reject them.  This could be because it is wrong or against their beliefs.

When a person wants to stop, the subconscious suggestion will take root as the mind is ready to be helped.  This is even after years of alcohol or drug abuse. Even so, the root cause needs to be found first.  This is in order for the suggestion to take hold and become anchored in the person’s mind.

Hypnosis for alcohol addiction

Alcohol is one of the most common addictions thanks in part to the cultural acceptance of alcohol over the years.  Many more people are addicted to alcohol than drugs as it is more readily available and legal.

Hypnosis for addicts starts by looking at the root causes.  Abruptly stopping taking alcohol may have a negative effect on the body.  Thus, hypnosis works along with other treatments to ease the withdrawal symptoms.  Plus it enables the mind to reject alcohol.

The availability of alcohol and its social acceptance lures many people into thinking they do not have a problem. Often, people do not seek help as quickly or readily as with other addictions.

Hypnosis for drug addiction

Although not as common as alcoholism, drug addiction is still rife. In many its deep rooted causes are worse. Hypnosis helps ease the withdrawal and physical pain of drug addiction.  Suggestions sent to the subconscious mind are very effective.

hypnosis for drug and alcohol addictions Using relaxation through hypnosis allows the addict to better combat their addiction.   Calming the mind first and then encouraging focus on well being helps aid the recovery.

Success Rate

The success rate of hypnosis for addicts is gaining new support from the medical community as a viable treatment.  Today, hypnosis is much more common in this field.  This is thanks to its direct approach in planting positive suggestions directly into the mind.  A complete recovery is likely, often when used hand in hand with other treatments.  The addict can then go on to lead a happy and full life.

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  • Tina Weston

    June 29, 2014

    I’ve dealt with addiction my whole life. My father was an addict and I was into heroin for a brief time, as well as meth. I was hypnotized through many weeks to get off of drugs and it gradually worked for me. I of course still wanted it, but my mind kept telling me that it probably wasn’t worth it.

  • Andrew25

    June 29, 2014

    Hypnosis for addiction would take a while, but I can see it being a useful measure to curb addiction. I know people who’ve tried it and say it’s worked wonders while others gave up and went right back to their addiction. It’s not easy, but it can be done.

  • Jessica Parket

    June 29, 2014

    Thanks for sharing Biodun. You know so much about hypnosis and I appreciate the learning I am getting from your site. Anyways I was once addicted to drugs in the past and it’s really hard to get over. I didn’t use hypnosis, but I went cold turkey the best I could. But I really wish I would have tried hypnosis therapy to help ease the process. It was very hard to get through, but I did.

  • Donald F.

    June 29, 2014

    Addiction to any hard drugs and substances is a very horrible thing to deal with. I’ve seen it first hand with my brother and my sister-in-law who happened to do massive quantities of drugs. They lost their child and even lost their home. It hurt them badly, but they’ve been able to rebound because of hypnosis. Which is just great! I am very happy they got through such a hard stage in their lives.

  • Ryan

    June 29, 2014

    Very informative article Biodun. You really care about getting hypnosis information out there to the world and I appreciate it. I am learning a lot about it and I hope to one day use it for my personal problems. Anyways, this was very interesting to read. I can’t see it being easy to get over drugs, even with hypnosis, but I do believe it can work to gradually slow down a persons mind to not be interested in hard drugs.

  • Lisa Riley

    June 29, 2014

    Addiction is one of the worst things to go through in life. Thankfully my addiction is fast food, and I have stopped mostly with it. I know a lot of people who’ve had drug problems, even passed away because of it. I never want to see someone I care for dealing with it. My son drank a lot, but he’s recovering fairly well. I would be devastated if anyone I loved got into hard drugs though, never want to see it happen.

  • Dan

    July 2, 2014

    Yeah this is great news to me. I’ve dealt with my fair share of addiction the past 10 years or so. I’ve tried to stop taking pain pills and alcohol forever now and I always come back to it. I want to try hypnosis because I’m ruining my life as well as losing my family in the process. I just need all the help I can get.

  • Arin H.

    July 2, 2014

    Yes, Hypnosis is by far one of the best ways of curbing an addiction. It doesn’t always stop people, but it’s one of the fastest and best ways of bringing a faster end to an addiction.

  • Amanda Simmons

    July 2, 2014

    Thank you so much for this article. My daughter is addicted to meth and we’ve been doing so much to help her get off of it, but it’s not easy by any means. I need all the help there is and I really have hope that hypnosis will work. I just need to get her to try it.

  • Jen

    July 2, 2014

    I’ve been hypnotized five times in the past year for my addictions. So far I notice I am very eager to slow down or even quit. It’s still not easy. I feel the trigger in my mind going off, telling me to take drugs again. Thankfully I feel like I’m growing more powerful towards my own addiction. I just hope I continue on this path.

  • Stacey88

    July 2, 2014

    Hypnosis sounds like a great idea to me. Though I am unsure if I would want to get hypnotized. When you do get hypnosis done, don’t you have to like let the person doing it, control your mind? I mean, I don’t think I’d be able to do that to be honest.

  • Paige Y.

    July 2, 2014

    Dealing with an addiction can be troublesome to say the least. I have dealt with addiction since I was 15 years old. Thankfully I got through it, and I had a lot of help from doctors and therapists. My best treatment was when I used a hypnotherapist who was able to help ease my addiction earlier then anyone else. I’ve since dropped my addiction and I’m as healthy as ever.

  • James

    July 2, 2014

    The idea of hypnosis to me is to get people to actually change their state of minds to something new. I’ve gotten hypnosis done and I’ve also tried hypnosis on friends and family. I truly believe it’s a life saving thing these days and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Frank Carmen

    July 2, 2014

    Hypnosis is such a great way to change ones mind in a similar way. I know people who suffer from serious addiction, and I would welcome a change to their state of minds to help them better survive in this chaotic world.

  • Benji

    July 2, 2014

    Hi everyone. This site is very informative and helpful. I have always wondered about the likes of hypnosis. I never had it done on me, but a friend did and she did it for stress. I hope it helps people with addiction. I just don’t know how that’d work to be honest.

  • Morgan Tipton

    July 2, 2014

    You sure know your stuff Biodun. I am very appreciative to know about your blog. I’ve learned so much about hypnosis since I found this site a couple months back. It’s probably the best site I’ve been to in a long time. I just wanted to stop by and say thanks. I now too am very into hypnotherapy these days.

  • Bryan D.

    July 2, 2014

    Hypnosis is such a useful form of treatment these days, that even traditional doctors are considering giving it a try these days. I know my doctor has been doing it for months and I know it’s a good way of helping people loosen their mind a bit.

  • Mary P.

    July 2, 2014

    This was quite the read, thanks for sharing. I appreciate everything I learn from this site. If I didn’t learn that hypnosis was such a good opportunity I would have been having more problems than I’d want. It is so helpful and I really hope it can help those who deal with addiction, especially on extremely hard drugs.