Drug Abuse

Drug abuse can lead to physical and psychological dependency and can affect our physical and emotional health.

Drug abuse can take many forms - from the traditional image of the out-of-control ‘addict’, a slave to their addictions, to the social drug user who is finding their use increasingly interfering with work or relationships, to the individual who is finding their dependency on prescription drugs affecting their quality of life.

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What is Drug Abuse?

Drug abuse or dependency can have various detrimental effects on our lives, depending on the nature of usage and the drug in question.

Physical issues can involve short or long-term negative health effects from use or withdrawal from the drug.

Emotional issues can include effects on our memory, behaviour or consciousness, and our ability to learn and concentrate.

Existing mental health issues may also be exacerbated. Social issues can include the consequences of decisions made under the influence of the drug.


How can Solution Focused Hypnotherapy help with Drug Abuse?

The AfSFH recommends talking to your GP about the effect drug abuse is having on your health.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with drug abuse by helping you understand the brain’s processes which lead to drug abuse and addiction, and by giving you a space to explore your best hopes for a life free from drug misuse.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you regain control over your choices by relieving anxiety and stress, and increasing confidence and assertiveness, helping break negative patterns of behaviour and tackle cravings.

Hypnotherapy can help reset the levels of our body’s own natural ‘feelgood’ hormones, helping us move forward into a future free of drug abuse.


How can I find a Hypnotherapist to help with Drug Abuse near me?

To find an appropriately qualified and insured hypnotherapist to help with Drug Abuse, please visit our online directory.

Our directory can help you find a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist in your local area for face to face or sessions online.

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