Research: hypnosis effective for substance abuse

Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Jul 2004 vol.47 (1):21-28. Potter G. This study examined 18 cases over the course of 7 years in which hypnosis was used in an attempt to assist the subjects in overcoming a variety of substance addictions. Fifteen cases related to alcohol, two to cocaine and one to marijuana. All subjects were received daily hypnosis sessions over a 20 day period and then reassessed a year later. While the sample size was small it was found that these daily hypnosis sessions led to a 77% success rate.
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Research: Methadone addicts quit with hypnosis

94% Remained Narcotic Free – More Methadone Addicts Quit with Hypnosis: Significant differences were found on all measures. The experimental group had significantly less discomfort and illicit drug use, and a significantly greater amount of cessation. At six month follow up, 94% of the subjects in the experimental group who had achieved cessation remained narcotic free. A comparative study of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in the treatment of methadone addicts. Manganiello AJ. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 1984; 26(4): 273-9