I get phone calls on a weekly basis from people who want to reduce alcohol consumption or quit drinking altogether. I can often hear the curiosity in their voices and sometimes, desperation. The fact is, hypnosis has been effective in helping people quit or change a number of habits, and alcohol use is definitely included.
What's the Difference in Abuse and Over Use
That's a hard one to really pinpoint. However, there are signs that you should be aware of and if you find yourself doing any of these things, you might be experiencing symptoms of alcoholic addiction (or alcoholism):
- Sneaking away to have a drink
- Hiding alcohol in or around your home or work
- Attempting to "escape" through alcohol use
- Hearing comments or concern from others that you may be drinking too much
- Drinking to self-medicate or "drown emotions/memories"
- "Blacking out"
- Making excuses to drink
On the flip-side, there are those who just want to avoid becoming addicted to alcohol and would rather simply reduce the amount they're using. For example, I've worked with clients who find themselves experiencing some of the issues previously listed but are aware of the dangers posed by allowing that trend to continue. Instead of quitting altogether, they'd rather experience alcohol in social settings without being worried about "going too far".
Opioid addiction has been on the rise for a number of years and the medical community is definitely working hard to avoid prescribing them for fear of an inevitable addiction. Unfortunately, some have begun to turn to alcohol as a substitute. This is typically due to underlying issues that may include:
If you're experiencing any of these issues, and are feeling the urge to use (or abuse) alcohol or other substances, please know that you're not alone and there are those who are willing and ready to help. When used in conjunction with traditional therapies, hypnosis only serves to increase the efficacy and expedite the process of healing. That is to say, that if you're experiencing (in any way) any of the aforementioned signs of addiction, please seek help. Use hypnosis as an adjunctive therapy to further increase your potential for recovery toward a healthier, happy life.
Hypnosis as a Therapeutic Treatment
As previously stated, hypnosis has long been credited for helping people overcome addictions. If you are ready to quit or reduce the use of alcohol, rectify underlying issues, understand what would lead you (personally) to drink too much, hypnosis can help.
My clients who use hypnosis to reduce alcohol consumption or quit altogether experience very fast results. That is to say, they see a noticeable change within a number of days (sometimes hours)! I am confident, that when coupled with professional psychological, psychiatric or medical treatments, hypnosis will only serve to help increase your success in overcoming any form of addiction.
That said, if you want to simply reduce alcohol use and avoid falling into addiction, hypnosis alone is absolutely effective.
Axiom Hypnosis is located in Plano, TX. We have been helping people for over four years and look forward to continuing to help people for many years to come.