Research validates that hypnosis makes it much easier to live a substance-free life. It makes sense because hypnosis gives you access to the level of thought where behavior originates.
Hypnosis initiates a sense of euphoria by stimulating the flow of endorphins. It also enhances the perception of confidence to succeed. Because the subconscious has no perception of time hypnotic suggestions can help the individual feel as thought he or she is months into substance-free success.
This removes the mountain of challenge which discourages many from even attempting to live life free of substance use.
A 2004 study involved chronic drug/alcohol users who played self-hypnosis audiotapes at least 3 to 5 times a week. After 7-weeks they reported significantly higher levels of self-esteem and serenity, and the less anger/impulsivity as compared to those who did not use hypnosis. (Am J Clin Hypn. 2004)