Hypnotherapy to Quit Addiction
Addiction can be destructive to your life and your loved ones. The right choice is to seek professional help regardless if it’s hypnosis, therapy, or rehabilitation. If all else has failed or if you’re seeking a less invasive treatment, hypnosis or hypnotherapy might be what finally helps you overcome your addiction.
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What is Addiction?
Addiction is the physical or psychological reliance on either a substance or a chemical that negatively effects your health and behavior. As many drugs can have irreversible effects, it’s crucial to stop the addiction now. Call us at +1 (844) 364-6333 to immediately be connected with a Hypnotherapist.
How Can Hypnotherapy Help Addiction?
Hypnotherapy can help addiction through manipulation of your perspective. Your hypnotherapist will identify the layers that make up your addiction and find the parts that are easiest to breakthrough first. Your hypnotherapist will go through each problem presented one at a time, and eventually end up at the core issue. At the final stages of overcoming the addiction, you’ll already be conditioned to find the addiction, substance, or action repulsive in many ways. Not from guilt or shame, but from a true understanding of the problem.
Addiction is very different for each person and while you can find the definition online and have other addicts describe it, you’ll never truly understand your addiction without Hypnotherapy.
Your Hypnotherapist will analyze your situation through a series of questions and find the components of your addiction that can be addressed and identify a strategy that will change based on the information that is revealed.
Hypnosis guides your mind into a more relaxed state that allows your hypnotherapist to present ideas and suggestions which help you move past mental barriers. Addiction can have many barriers to get past, so it requires a very delicate approach so that you find the perspectives appealing rather than objecting.
Smoking is one of the highest killing addictions in the world. If you or your loved one is addicted to smoking, you should seek professional help. We have a dedicated page covering smoking addiction.
Addiction Has Two Fundamentals
Being addicted to substances or to a certain activity can be very destructive to your life. Identifying the addiction is the first step, now you must understand it in order to overcome it. The best way to understand addiction is through professional care. As many seek their addiction for comfort or escape, it’s easy to become accustomed to wrong ideas that could lead you down a dark path.
What is Physical Addiction?
When in almost any environment, the idea of a cigarette seems like the best comforting solution, you’re likely to be addicted.
Addiction has two main parts that require assessment and then a fully customized targeted treatment. First, you have physical addiction where your body has become dependent on drugs’ consumption and will experience physical withdrawal symptoms when you stop consuming. Physical addiction is challenging to overcome as your body is now dependent on the drug to operate normally. Smoking is hard to quit for this reason, as users generally smoke every day; they are regularly introducing nicotine into their bodies, thus deepening the physical addiction.
The same goes for harder drugs that have addictive chemical components like opiates. Opiates increase dopamines’ production, which is typically naturally produced by your body and induce feelings of excitement and happiness. When used for a prolonged period, your body builds up a tolerance so that you need more of the drugs to produce the same effect. Once you come off the drugs, you may find it challenging to be excited or happy for a long time; life feels dull because dopamines cannot be produced at the level which your body would typically respond to. On top of this, you may experience withdrawals as your body has a physical addiction to the drug, and you may even need to use substitute drugs to safely beat the addiction.
10 Most Common Physical Addictions
According to the Addiction Center, these are the most common addictions by the number of people in the United States.
- Tobacco (nicotine) – Over 40 Million People Addicted
- Alcohol – 18 Million
- Marijuana – 4.2 Million
- Painkillers – 1.8 Million
- Cocaine – 821,000
- Heroin – 426,000
- Benzodiazepines – 400,000
- Stimulants – 329,000
- Inhalants – 140,000
- Sedatives (barbiturates) – 78,000
Symptoms of Physical Addiction
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Shortness of breath
- Dry mouth
- Constricted pupils
- Body aches
- Pulse rate changes
- Blood pressure changes
- Tremors and shaking
- Restless legs
What is Psychological Addiction?
The second part of addiction is psychological, which often overlaps with physical addiction, but could be entirely in your mind. Since psychological addiction is about your mental and emotional state concerning your behaviors or substances, you can see how it could play hand-in-hand to physical addiction. Cravings are a key factor in psychological addiction, and the idea that you must have this craving satiated to feel okay is a HUGE sign that you’re psychologically addicted. This addiction can have different levels; you might be able to pass up on this craving every once in a while, but it always comes back. This is a low level of addiction, and most people experience this in their day to day. The most common form of this addiction is with coffee when you feel reliant on coffee to perform your job or each time you wakeup. Luckily coffee is generally harmless unless you think it affects your behavior negatively. Still, there are many examples of extreme psychological addiction that can destroy your life and be treated as soon as possible. An example of this would be a mental or emotional attachment to a drug; despite having quit the substance, you have a strong desire to seek it and return to your old ways. Addiction can hold on to people even after the physical addiction has subsided; the psychological addiction could still be there and is the most common reason people relapse.
- Breathing difficulties
- Tightness in our chest
- Racing heart
- Inability to concentrate
- Social isolation
Other Psychological Symptoms
- Intense substance cravings
- Appetite loss
- Inability to imagine coping without the substance
- Appetite loss
- Feeling restless when you’re not using the substance
- Being mentally obsessed with getting more of the drug
- Anxiety when thinking of not being able to access the substance
- Insomnia that related to not being able to use a drug
- Craving that appears sporadically, even years after quitting the drug
- Mood swings