addictionsThe moment most people think of addictions, they think of mainly two things, drugs and alcohol. The common stereotype of a drug addict is of someone in a hoody, hanging around back streets. Many of the people who come to see me are ordinary, everyday people who you would never dream had an addiction problem. They come from all walks of life, professionals, IT workers, managers, company directors – addiction has no social bounds.

What Can You Become Addicted To?

The substances they are addicted to are many and varied too. Ranging from heroin, cocaine, substances from head shops, and even cannabis (which is supposed to be non-addictive). Binge drinking, and alcoholism also fall into this category.

However there are more addictions than you might believe – some of my clients have been addicted to shopping, food, gambling, computer games, the internet, pornography, and even sex.

Why Does An Addiction Start?

Well, first of all, an addiction serves a purpose. And that purpose is completely individual. For some people, it can be to escape from a difficult reality, for others, it can be to relieve some uncomfortable emotion, for still others, it can be to relieve pain of some sort, and then there are also those who use an addiction to “fit in” with some group of people. Or it could even start for recreation or reward – as one tv advert puts it “because you’re worth it”.

Consequences Of Addiction

Addictions have the power to potentially ruin your life. They can adversely affect your relationships, cause you to lose your job or career, cause incredible financial damage, involve you with unscrupulous and dangerous criminals who have a great interest in keeping you addicted, damage your emotional and physical health, etc.

Help Is Available….BUT!

Genuine, effective help is available….BUT! You must fully admit that you have a problem, stop making excuses, and accept personal responsibility for your addiction. I like to tell my addiction clients that I’m a bit like an expert tour guide – I can show you the way, but I can’t make the journey for you. You need to fully accept and embrace the idea that you must be prepared and willing to do whatever is necessary to break free from your addiction. In some cases, where appropriate, I recommend that a client should, in addition to hypnotherapy, join a recognised 12 Step Programme such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous, because some people need that extra support structure in their lives.

Effective Treatment With Hypnosis And Hypnotherapy

Through the use of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, we can go back and examine all of those emotional reasons why you used addiction, and resolve them somehow, so that the emotional need driving your addiction is no longer there, making it so much easier to become permanently free of your addiction. Our aim is that you’ll emerge from therapy a wiser, stronger and more emotionally balanced person.

If you’d like to permanently end your addiction and take control of your life again, get the help of one of Ireland’s leading hypnotherapists. Call Paul today on 086 2666670 to arrange your FREE initial consultation or CLICK HERE right now to enquire online or to request a callback.