Hypnosis for drug abuse

It is no secret that in today’s society, more and more people are taking recreational drugs. While there may be a growing trend of people defending the use of these drugs, there are some consequences and repercussions that people should take note of. Cannabis, for instance, has a few side effects that can be notable but usually mild. They can increase your pulse rate and decrease your blood pressure, give you bloodshot eyes, a dry mouth, an increased appetite, and occasional dizziness. 


Cannabis is also viewed as a “gateway drug” which means that once you start smoking it, you are more likely to try other sorts of recreational drugs, or even in some cases harder drugs such as heroin and cocaine. There isn’t any evidence to support this, but it is something that is discussed all the time. There is also some evidence that shows a physical dependence can form when smoking too much cannabis. Cannabis is not the only recreational drug, however. 

Amphetamine is also a popular recreational drug. It is a stimulant that tends to act on the central nervous system and can increase your heart rate. This lasts for about half an hour after you take the drug. A lot of people take this type of drug as it has the effect of making them feel an increase in confidence, sociability, and energy levels. These effects can last several hours and the person will feel hyperactive and wide awake. 

Another drug that is arguably more dangerous than most is heroin. Heroin, or diamorphine, is a variant of morphine, which happens to be an opiate. Heroin was once used as an alternative to morphine because it was first believed to be less addictive. This was not the case and now many know heroin to be a very powerful and dangerous drug. 

Although heroin is a very powerful painkiller, and many people will often say they have experienced exhilaration, euphoria, and a sense of well-being when taking it, the effects far outweigh any of those positive connotations people put on it. There are many different kinds of physical pain that can come from using heroin such as intense general pain throughout the body, nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, shaking and twitching, and a strong urge to want the effects of heroin.

There is not just the physical turmoil but also a huge mental strain when it comes to using heroin; it can not only create an addiction where there might not be one but also cause you to withdraw from the rest of the world. As a whole, heroin is a very dangerous drug and one that many addicts will confirm is not something they would continue to do if they feel like they had a choice. 

Another drug that is dangerous and just as popular is cocaine. Cocaine comes from the Coca plant, which has been in use for over a thousand years. Cocaine comes from South America and it was once chewed as a leaf to act as a stimulant in the user. It suppresses appetite and can even be used as an anaesthetic. What is interesting is that cocaine is one of the only drugs that is seen as the “rich man’s” drug.

Cocaine is a very dangerous counteragent to the thought process in the brain and many people will tell you the negative effects associated with it. All of these drugs have adverse effects on the natural state of your body and they are all definitely something you should seek immediate help with deterring its use.

These are just a few examples of how recreational drugs can impact the person and how altering they can be; regardless of what people think about them they are not safe and they should research methods of getting rid of feeling as if they need them. There is one particular road one can take in order to rid themselves of their dependency and that is hypnosis. Using hypnosis to stop taking drugs is not something that is particularly new but it is a field that has not yet been fully explored.

How hypnotherapy for drug abuse works

Hypnosis by itself can be a relaxed and focused state of concentration which some people also refer to as a trance. This state is a naturally occurring state that people often drift in and out of in different facets of their lives. For example, if you ever find yourself watching a movie or a television show, or even something as simple as sitting still in traffic lights waiting for them to change, you are technically considered to be in a trance. 

Hypnosis can help people stop taking drugs and get themselves to thinking in a way in which they no longer need them. The unconscious mind controls not just our habits but also holds all the information that makes us behave the way we do, think the way we think, and feel the way we feel. The way you can use hypnosis to stop taking drugs is by directly influencing the unconscious mind to accept suggestions. When this happens, the critical factor of your conscious mind is bypassed resulting in long-lasting life change. 

This change is what makes all the difference and can really bring about positivity to your life. Hypnosis involves being in a focused state of attention internally. While under hypnosis, suggestions are directed to the unconscious mind, which is normally not possible because of the interference from the conscious mind. Recreational drugs do not have to be what people turn to when they need an outlet and hypnosis can help you find these different paths. 

If you ever find yourself in need of aid to get rid of your dependency on recreational drug use and the habits it forms, hypnosis should be considered. Many athletes and celebrities have used hypnosis to create positive and permanent changes within their life. All you require is an open mind and to take the first step to begin to make positive changes in your life. 

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Written by Biodun Ogunyemi, Certified Master Hypnotherapist ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp
Glasgow G2 & London W1H

Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.

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