If you're reading this for yourself, or for someone you know that needs help with substance abuse or addictive behaviour then read on.

Addiction and addictive behaviour can come in many forms, and isn't just limited to substance abuse such as Cannabis, Cocaine, Heroine and other drugs. By now we've all heard about the rise of other addictions such as Pornography, Shopping, Video Games and the Internet.

There is nearly always both a psychological element as well as a physical element involved in the addiction and Hypnosis and NLP can be extremely effective in creating more useful behaviours, coping strategies, boosting self control and motivation but more importantly helping to address the root cause of the addiction as well.

There isn't always a 'root cause' in my experience, sometimes you might have just slipped into a bad habits from your friends work colleagues or peers. I once worked with a trader in the City who worked in a culture of an expectancy to take cocaine and drink heavily on slow days and after busy days. He doesn't touch the stuff now, and instead trots off to the gym when the others "get on it".

When I work with a client with addiction or substance abuse, the methods I use will vary depending on what will give the best results. I often use IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) to help change how you respond to negative experiences that happened to you (and possibly helped drive you towards negative behaviours).

I'm also likely to use hypnosis and techniques from NLP with the client to help build new and gather existing resources, directing the client towards new behaviours and choices. Most of all helping to set themselves them in a new direction, one while might not mean being transformed into a High-5 power house of positivity but instead someone who is resilient enough to deal with what life throws at them in the future and to work towards a better way of life.

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Read on for studies on Hypnosis as a treatment for various substance use.

Hypnosis For Cocaine Addiction Documented Case Study
Hypnosis was successfully used to overcome a $500 (five grams) per day cocaine addiction. The subject was a female in her twenties. After approximately 8 months of addiction, she decided to use hypnosis in an attempt to overcome the addiction itself. Over the next 4 months, she used hypnosis three times a day and at the end of this period, her addiction was broken, and she has been drug free for the past 9 years. Hypnosis was the only intervention, and no support network of any kind was available.
The use of hypnosis in cocaine addiction. Page RA, Handley GW, Ohio State University, Lima, OH USA 45804. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 1993 Oct;36(2):120-3.

Significantly More Methadone Addicts Quit with Hypnosis. 94% Remained Narcotic Free
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.

Hypnosis Shows 77 Percent Success Rate for Drug Addiction
Treatment has been used with 18 clients over the last 7 years and has shown a 77 percent success rate for at least a 1-year follow-up. 15 were being seen for alcoholism or alcohol abuse, 2 clients were being seen for cocaine addiction, and 1 client had a marijuana addiction
Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders. Potter, Greg, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Jul 2004.

Please note, if you're considering a complementary treatment or therapy for any medical condition, always consult your doctor (GP) first. This ensures there are no conflicts with existing courses of treatment, and to check it won't have a negative impact on your health.