Make a Change: How to Overcome Alcohol Addiction with Hypnotherapy

Make a Change: How to Overcome Alcohol Addiction with Hypnotherapy

Posted on April 29th 2019 by Letara Buckley

Are you looking for an effective way to stop drinking for good? Perhaps someone you know is suffering from alcohol addiction? Whatever reason you’re here, I’m glad to be of assistance and to help you discover the power of hypnotherapy to quit drinking.

What Makes Alcohol Addictive?

Most adults know the feeling of being tipsy or drunk, and many people can say that some of the best days or nights of their lives have been when they have drunk alcohol. Think engagements, weddings, milestone birthdays and so on. This is partly what makes it addictive. It can help you free yourself of inhibitions, give you more confidence, and unleash a side of you that can be more fun and carefree.

WebMD published an article in 2012 on why alcohol is addictive and they found that ‘drinking alcohol caused the release of naturally occurring feel-good opioids known as endorphins in two key brain regions associated with reward processing.

But heavy drinkers released more endorphins in response to alcohol, and they reported feeling more intoxicated than the lighter drinkers after drinking the same amount of alcohol.

“The findings suggest that people whose brains release more natural opioids in response to alcohol may get more pleasure out of drinking and may be more likely to drink too much and become alcoholics”, researcher Jennifer M. Mitchell, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, says.’

Why Should You Quit Drinking?

The World Health Organization published a study in 2011 that stated the following health concerns about alcohol addiction: ‘The harmful use of alcohol is one of the world’s leading health risks. It is a causal factor in more than 60 major types of diseases and injuries and results in approximately 2.5 million deaths each year… The harmful use of alcohol is especially fatal for younger age groups and alcohol is the world’s leading risk factor for death among males aged 15–59.’

If you’re worried that you or someone you know has a drinking problem, one of the first things you can do to take action is to talk to your doctor. There are also support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, where you can talk with those who know what you’re going through.

How to Stop Drinking

Many alcoholics can find it difficult to ask for help and end up feeling isolated, which can exacerbate the addiction. Some eventually pluck up the courage to turn to their doctor, counseling groups, or friends and family in the quest to quit drinking. An increasingly popular treatment is hypnotherapy. The Stop Drinking Expert website states the following about how hypnosis can work: ‘For men and women battling with alcoholism, hypnosis could enable them to recognize the reason that their habits qualify as abuse and not just standard, social use.

Additionally, it could enable them to find out and realize ways to incorporate better habits in place of existing, harmful drinking patterns. Even more, throughout hypnotherapy, an individual could (with the aid of the hypnotherapist) analyze his/her whole way of life.

This enables the individual to identify the regions and aspects of life that require modification, so as to adapt, change and to see drinking in a different light.’

Award-winning hypnotherapist and Founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy, Marisa Peer, has helped thousands of her clients overcome addictions, including alcoholism. She famously worked with top fashion editor Stacey Duguld back in 2009 to curb her heavy drinking habit.

Marisa also shares many free resources, hints and tips on her blog. Check out this article How to Cut Back on Alcohol to discover how to gain control and freedom from drinking. You can also download the hypnosis audio Stop Drinking which you can listen to in the comfort of your own home. This audio will encourage and motivate you to stop 

drinking altogether, and it will program you to not miss it at all. You can enjoy the absence of alcohol in your life, even if people you live or socialize with drink in your presence.

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