In 2019 the U.S. suffered 70,000 deaths due to opioid addiction. In 2020 at the start of the pandemic, the numbers for opioid dependence had been growing. The rate of deaths from overdose has risen by about 38%, and it has grown to nearly 100,000 deaths.
The leading cause of this is the pandemic, and people started using drugs as an escape. An escape from what’s been happening, since many people have lost their jobs and livelihoods. Those who have an addiction can’t share their problems in scheduled meetings.
Many have also lost loved ones because of Covid-19, and many can’t even go to their funeral. It makes you wonder, “How can we stop it?” Due to the restrictions for interactions, it only leaves us to therapy.
If you know someone who is suffering from drug addiction, try hypnosis. It sounds silly, right? But hypnosis can break that drug addiction.
You’re wondering, “How does it work?” Hypnosis or hypnotherapy puts the patient in a trance where they are compliant. They are more prone to the power of suggestion and also help them open up.
How to do hypnosis
To put you in a trance-like state, the hypnotherapist must first capture your attention. After they get your attention, you must focus on that one thing. It can be an object, the sound of their voice, a particular noise, or anything.
This is all so you can get into a more relaxed state, then the hypnotist will deepen the trance. They do that by repeating relaxing phrases in a slow and soothing voice. They then wait until you show some sign that you’re hypnotized then they can begin.
The steps to recovery
Drug addiction varies among people; they all have their reasons for using it. But most of the time, they abuse it because of past traumas.
Hypnosis for addiction recovery opens them up and helps the therapist find what’s causing it. The first step to recover from an addiction is admitting you have one. The second is telling why or how you got it, and from there, the therapist can help. With hypnotherapy, it can help you come to terms with past trauma.
It’s hard to get over past traumas, many cannot move on from it, and that’s fine. Hypnosis will help put you in a mindset that enables you to ease up to the thought. Once that’s solved, you are less likely to keep abusing drugs.
How hypnosis helps you move on
Maybe you don’t even know you have any past trauma. But with hypnosis, can also open up suppressed memories. Memories you didn’t even know you had because they were so traumatic.
There is always a cause for your addiction; no one can become addicted without reason. If it’s not traumatic, you can still recover from hypnotherapy. Again you will be in a trance-like state, open for suggestion.
Meaning they can make you think that drugs are disgusting, make you react where you hate it. How long will it last? Well, hypnosis varies from person to person.
Hypnosis can work for some, but sometimes hypnosis can’t work for others. This also shows that hypnosis’s effects don’t last for some. With many others, it lasts; it’s a practice accepted in both medicine and psychology.
But it’s worth the try knowing you have the chance to stop abusing drugs. Don’t be one of the many deaths caused by drug overdose. Find a local hypnotherapist that can help around your area.