Hypnotherapy has garnered a bad reputation as a gimmick, esoteric witchcraft, and superstition, but in reality, that’s not the case. Hypnotherapy is an adjunctive technique that uses hypnosis to tap into a person’s subconscious mind and alter toxic thinking patterns and harmful habits. As a result, people can overcome myriad mental and physical health problems like drug and alcohol addiction. 

While hypnotherapy isn’t a single addiction treatment, it’s a part of a holistic addiction treatment process.

Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Yes, it does. A research study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute discovered that hypnotherapy successfully alleviated post-surgical pain, nausea, fatigue, and other discomforts within a few sessions. 

Is Hypnotherapy Effective as Addiction Treatment?

Hypnotherapy is proving to be incredibly successful in treating addiction. While many research studies demonstrate the efficacy of hypnotherapy is helping people overcome addiction, one study titled Group Hypnosis of Drug Addicts proved to be monumental in this regard.

This study evaluated the effectiveness of hypnotherapy by treating people who were addicted to opioids. The objective of this treatment was to eliminate or reduce the use of heroin and other drugs within the participants.

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In conclusion, of all the people who received hypnotherapy treatment, 90% completed the treatment. Within the next six months of the treatment, 100% of those people were living healthily without drugs, and 78% stayed off drugs at the two-year mark.

Based on such favorable results from different research studies, many addiction rehabilitation organizations incorporate hypnotherapy into their programs. Hypnotherapy is a powerful addition to the addiction treatment plan as it can help in the following ways:

  • Decreasing withdrawal symptoms 

Addiction withdrawal symptoms can be too intense. They include muscle pains, restlessness, shakiness, tremors, etc. Hypnotherapy can help manage and reduce these symptoms.

  • Alleviating pain

Hypnotherapy can relieve emotional and physical pain that can act as a barrier to recovery from addiction. It doesn’t that by entering a person’s subconscious mind and altering thinking patterns.

  • Changing addictive behavior

The medicinal treatment works on the body, conscious mind, and hypnotherapy works on the subconscious mind to holistically change addictive behavior.

Are you looking for drug and alcohol addiction treatment therapy in Naples? At Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples, we have techniques that can help you overcome addiction by identifying causation, triggers, physiological changes, and the subconscious requirements it fulfills. After that, we use corrective therapy to overcome the issue and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Contact us for more information.



Written by

Peter Williams CHt. CHI