Hypnosis For Drug Addiction

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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There are all kinds of drug addictions, and hypnosis can be used to treat all of them. Drug addictions include the smoker's addiction to nicotine, and the chronic pain sufferer's dependence on pain pills. People can become addicted to sleeping pills, marijuana, alcohol, diet pills and caffeine. Many drugs can lead to addiction, even boring old sinus sprays. While the phrase may conjure images of gaunt heroin junkies or crazed pill poppers, the average "drug addict" is just as likely to be a middle-aged man or woman who started taking drugs for arthritis or weight loss.

Hypnosis for Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a one-two punch. To overcome drug addiction, a person needs to enlist the full powers of her conscious and subconscious mind. Unfortunately, drug addiction tends to diminish these very powers. If you're planning to use your will power to overcome an addiction to drugs, you should bear in mind that your will power may be severely compromised.

This is where hypnosis can help. Hypnosis relaxes the body and eases the mind into a pleasant, relaxed, altered state. Within this state, the mind is better able to take "suggestions." These suggestions can encourage and motivate you when your rational mind cannot encourage and motivate itself.

Depending on the type and severity of your addiction, you may need to seek outside help. If you are a smoker, for instance, you may well be able to listen to self-hypnosis MP3s and quit smoking without any other assistance. If you are addicted to alcohol or pain pills, on the other hand, you may need to enter treatment, visit a trained hypnotherapist in person, or join a 12 step program.

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