What Hypnotherapy Can Do

Substance abuse, behavioral addictions and even chronic pain are just a few of the many forms of addiction. Each type of addiction is unique and requires a treatment plan that is tailored according to the specific addiction of an individual and the needs that he/she needs.

Rehab facilities may be able to effectively treat addiction to illicit drugs, alcohol and prescription drugs, while other types of treatment facilities offer solutions to behavioral health issues, like eating disorder and different forms of behavioral addictions, such as addiction to gambling, Internet use, shopping, love, sex, work, and shopping.

Addiction most often makes a person dependent on the thing he/she is addicted to. Addiction, it has to be understood, is not developed overnight. An alcoholic, for instance, starts with casual drinking which later on becomes a daily habit. As he/she becomes physically dependent on alcohol, his/her body also becomes used to receiving certain levels of alcohol regularly, so that absence of alcohol intake can upset his/her body’s new balance, resulting in unpleasant (and sometimes) physically dangerous outcomes.

Drastically reducing or stopping alcohol intake can make a person experience withdrawal symptoms, such as hand tremors, perspiration, anxiety, restlessness, agitation, vomiting, nausea, rapid heartbeat, hallucinations, sleep disturbances and seizures.

Though withdrawal symptoms may not be comfortable, it is a necessary process in order to rid the body of unhealthy substances; however, in detoxifying the body of alcohol, it may be necessary that it be done in a medically supervised environment to allay the life-threatening effects of withdrawal from alcohol.

In reducing or eliminating any possibility of relapse, or to help a person conquer his/her addiction, as well as addictive behavior, another form of treatment has been made available – one that continues to gain credibility in both the medical and psychiatric communities: Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy.

Since the 1950s, hypnotherapy has helped people stop smoking, drinking and/or use drugs, lose weight, overcome insomnia, improve self-esteem, confidence, relationships and communication, reduce anxiety, depression and fear, and accomplish a hundred other things. By turning to the brain through hypnosis, any addictive urge or bad habit can be turned off and any desire for the positive, developed or improved.

According to the Orlando Hypnosis Clinic stopping addiction to anything requires commitment. Many of those who undergo treatment fail because there is no real resolve in them to change. Equally important besides the commitment, however, is extensive support to patients.