Everyone faces addiction at some point in their lives. Your addiction may be related to food and weight loss. You could be addicted to smoking or drinking alcohol. Or it may be something far tougher to overcome.  No matter what your addiction is, when it begins to disrupt your life, it’s time to kick the habit
 

What is addiction?

In 2014 a study was done by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The study indicated that 21.5 million Americans (ages 12 & up) had battled some form of addiction.  The subjects all had an obsessive and often harmful attachment to something. Their urge to engage in their negative habit was nearly impossible to control in many instances.

There are two primary types of addiction. There are those who are addicted to activities such as sex, gambling, or the Internet.  Then there are others who  are addicted to substances.  This can include drugs, alcohol, nicotine, and food.

Each of these potential addictions starts off as some sort of habit we have developed.  And most habits are generally created to serve a useful purpose. At first, the purse may not be destructive. It may have actually helped with some other stress or tribulation. Over time, though, that habit becomes a powerful driving force in your life affecting your quality of life.

Along with this driving force is an obsession that all addicts struggle with. It As time goes on it becomes harder and harder to control the impulses. While they may initially feel in control, at some point others who care, begin to tell them that they are, in fact, loosing control. Everything compounding until they begin to choose their addiction over their jobs, families, relationships or responsibilities. In the end, an addict either seeks help or can lose it all.

This may sound familiar.

What Causes Addiction?

Researchers are still unsure what truly causes addiction. While we may not be able to pinpoint a cause, we can identify what increases the risk of addiction.  Some of these factors are behavioral and others are chemical.

Behavioral Factors

Chemical Factors

Consequently, all of this increases the risk of forming an addictive habit. With hypnosis, we identify and work through the underlying cause of the habit.  This empowers the client to see their problem as something they control and overcome.

Signs of addiction

Seeking Help 

If you find yourself or someone you know shows these warning signs seek help. The longer you engage in addictive behavior the harder it is to kick the habit.  A great source of help is your doctor.  In addition, there are also several organizations you can contact by phone or online if you would rather remain anonymous.

How is drug addiction treated?

Successful treatment has several steps and options:

  • Detox (the process by which the body rids itself of a drug)
  • Counseling
  • A 12 step program
  • Medication (generally used with substance addictions)
  • Evaluation and treatment for  mental health issues such as depression and anxiety
  • Long-term follow-up to prevent relapse

Hypnosis for Addiction

Today, hypnotherapy for addiction is a growing trend.  With hypnosis, we aim to get to the root of the problem through hypnotic trance. In this state, your mind is more receptive to suggestions and ideas that are compatible with your ultimate goals.  While connected to your subconscious, your hypnotists will provide the support and guidance required to alter ingrained behavioral patterns. In addition, your hypnotists will help you to rebuild your emotional health.  Hypnotherapy for addiction can be an effective tool during the early stages of addiction during recovery.

Don’t Wait. Act Now!

If you find yourself struggling with Addiction seek help as soon as possible. If you would like to know more about our process please see About Hypnosis or feel free to Contact Us.

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