Hypnotherapy for Alcohol Abuse
What is Alcohol Abuse?
If you consume alcohol simply to feel good, or to avoid feeling bad, your drinking could become problematic.
Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can sneak up on you, so it’s important to be aware of the warning signs and take steps to cut back if you recognize them.
Understanding the problem is the first step to overcoming it.
Understanding alcoholism and alcohol abuse
Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are due to many interconnected factors, including genetics, how you were raised, your social environment, and your emotional health.
People who have a family history of alcoholism or who associate closely with heavy drinkers are more likely to develop drinking problems.
Finally, those who suffer from a problem such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder (Manic Depression) are also particularly at risk, because alcohol may be used to self-medicate.
Since drinking is so common in many cultures and the effects vary so widely from person to person, it’s not always easy to figure out where the line is between social drinking and problem drinking.
Alcohol abuse is difficult to deal with simply by trying to resist it – what is needed is a real change in attitude to alcohol because this can lead to other types of addictions. Your old mindset has changed to NO more is it a cool thing to do or the “Peer Pressure” is just a excuse.
Those who are able to easily say ‘NO”‘ to a drink has changed their relationship with alcohol so that they no longer crave empty promises. Saying “NO” gets rid of the people around you that want you to keep doing it. Remember they are not trying to quit so why should you. Misery loves company. Be the one that uses the one simple word “NO”
Alcohol Treatment hypnotherapy program uses a special blend of hypnosis, relaxation techniques and guided imagery that will enable you to regain control over your life! Subconsciously your mind is already thinking ahead and now you will be in the moment and see the difference immediately.
Hypnotherapy can be effective for escaping from the alcohol trap because it helps you make those changes ‘deep down’ to get rid of the drive that keeps pushing you to get that type of high with drinking which no longer exist.
Do you have a drinking problem?
You may have a drinking problem if you…
- Feel guilty or ashamed about your drinking.
- Lie to others or hide your drinking habits.
- Have friends or family members who are worried about your drinking.
- Need to drink in order to relax or feel better.
- “Black out” or forget what you did while you were drinking.
- Regularly drink more than you intended to.
If you think you have a drinking problem seek help to gain back your normalcy in your life. Some people feel that its hard to ask for help and they feel they had failed themselves and others. Just remember this is something more powerful then you so you need to subconsciously be able to handle your alcohol abuse with thinking with clarity and focus.
Signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse
Substance abuse experts make a distinction between alcohol abuse and alcoholism (also called alcohol dependency).
Unlike alcoholics, alcohol abusers have some ability to set limits on their drinking.
However, their alcohol use is still self-destructive and dangerous to themselves or others.
Common signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse include:
- Repeatedly neglecting your responsibilities at home, work, or school because of your drinking.
- For example, performing poorly at work, neglecting your kids, or skipping out on commitments because you’re hung over.
- Using alcohol in situations where it’s physically dangerous, such as drinking and driving, operating machinery while intoxicated, or mixing alcohol with prescription medication against GP’s orders.
- Experiencing repeated legal problems on account of your drinking.
- For example, getting arrested for driving under the influence or for drunk and disorderly conduct.
- Continuing to drink even though your alcohol use is causing problems in your relationships.
- Getting drunk with your friends, for example, even though you know your partner will be very upset, or fighting with your family because they dislike how you act when you drink.
Getting Help for Alcohol Abuse
As stated previously, help is so important many try to treat this on their own and that’s great. But its temporary seeking help from someone that has the expertise in this area is the best choice.
If you’re ready to admit you have a drinking problem, you’ve already taken the first step.
It takes tremendous strength and courage to face alcohol abuse and alcoholism head on.
Reaching out for support is the second step.
I offer FREE initial consultations without financial obligations to allow us to determine which therapeutic intervention could be most appropriate for you.
Working with clients has proven to be very effective and lasting results.
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The Arizona Hypnotist
Pattie Freeman BCHT, CI
6895 E. Camelback Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
All conditions that may be helped using Hypnotic Techniques also require the use of willpower. Hypnotherapy is not magic and can only help you to make changes if you have a strong desire to change and put in a maximum effort.