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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.
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.
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.
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.
Successful treatment has several steps and options:
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.
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.