Research: Validates hypnosis for substance relief

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)

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