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HYPNOTHERAPY AND ADDICTION TO DRUGS, SUBSTANCES BOTH ILLIGEL AND LEGAL; INCLUDING COCAINE, CANNABIS, SPEED AND MORE – PLEASE DO ASK
A drug addiction will always start with a decision to try a substance, also bear in mind that you can make a decision to stop taking that substance. Drugs and substances interfere with ‘normal’ brain functioning and then can cause long term effects with brain metabolism and with brain function and activity. The effect is that then these changes will affect and change the brain and behaviours to go from trying something out to full on addiction, addiction will consist of physical dependency and/or psychological dependency.
Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT, life coaching and positive psychology when used in combination can be useful for breaking the habit and for developing new and more useful patterns of thought, behaviour and coping techniques to stay off the drugs. There will be a root for all people in taking drugs and finding this will have a massive effect in being able to understand the reasons why the addiction took hold.
Physical dependency of a substance is defined by the appearance of withdrawal symptoms when the substance is suddenly taken away or stopped. Some examples of such substances are alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and nicotine. Common withdrawal symptoms include sweating, tremors, insomnia, vomiting and headaches.
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Psychological dependency is a dependency of the mind and when the substance is withdrawn this often leads to withdrawal symptoms such as depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, headaches, nausea as well as the cravings for the substance (and many, many more).
There are many causes, triggers and reasons why people may abuse drugs and these reason(s) will be different for different people and there will often be a combination. Some of the more common reasons are:
- Peer pressure
- Feeling the need to experiment
- Believes that drugs may help to solve problems
- Enjoyment of the effects of a particular drug
Stimulants are drugs that increase the activity of the central nervous system and often give feelings of greater confidence, alertness and energy. Cocaine and crack, ecstasy, nicotine, amphetamines, alkyl nitrites and anabolic steroids are all stimulants.
Depressants are drugs that reduce the activity of the central nervous system and usually cause impaired judgement, coordination and balance. Alcohol, solvents, heroin, tranquillisers and barbiturates are depressants.
Hallucinogens will alter the perceptions of reality, and change the way individuals will experience the world through their 5 senses. LSD, cannabis, ketamine and magic mushrooms are hallucinogens.
WHAT IS AN ADDICTION?
A simple description of an addiction is – something we cannot give up – although we might want to, and sometimes we might not even be aware that we are addicted to something in the first place, sometimes we need to be told. Of course there is much more to addictions than this and we can become addicted to almost anything.
Addictions come in many shapes and forms and include alcohol, drug andsubstance misuse, gambling, to chocolate, sugar and carbohydrates, shopping, compulsive spending, FaceBook internet, television, video and computer gaming, sex, pornography, self-harm, exercise, work and religion (and more).
Alcohol, substances & drugs – legal and illegal
Common substances, foods and drugs which are addictive to varying degrees include heroin, methadone, crack cocaine, cocaine, pcp or phencyclidene, speed or amphetamines, ketamine, ecstasy and MDMA, acid and LSD, cannabis and marijuana, inhalants and solvents, sugar, caffeine and steroids.
Substance misuse can involve the taking of a combination of legal and/orillegal drugs and prescribed medication. This can include alcohol with or without other substances. With any substance misuse there will be a physical and/or psychological dependency.
Physical dependency of a substance is defined by the appearance of withdrawal symptoms when the substance is suddenly taken away or stopped. Some examples of such substances are alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and nicotine.
Psychological dependency is a dependency of the mind and when the substance is withdrawn this often leads to withdrawal symptoms such as depression,anxiety, irritability, insomnia, headaches, nausea as well as the cravings for the substance (and many, many more).
Reason Why drunk people take risks – Dr Mercola – HERE
Addiction as described by the NHS – HERE
Drug addiction as defined by Drug Abuse Gov – HERE
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