Does anyone think that Hypnosis can cure a drug, alcohol or smoking addiction?

United States
January 20, 2007 4:22pm CST
Do anyone think that hypnosis can cure addictions such as drugs, alcohol or smokin? I've seen many advertisement that say they can do it. Do anyone know of someone who has used hypnosis to treat these addictions? If so, please let us know. Lloyd
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@lsen06 (5000)
• India
11 Mar 07
it can - i think.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
You are not alone. A lot of people here have had positive results with hynosis. It seems that you have to want it to work though. Lloyd
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
Hypnosis must not be the cure. I have read many articles about harnessing hypnosis as a way to cure habits and unearth startling occurrences a person goes through. Through hypnosis, they will be able to explore the cause of the bad habits or phobias (whatever else may be the reason). Knowing the root cause of the disorder, the doctor can now make the patient undergo appropriate treatments. There are some cases where this will be very useful, as in most cases of phobias, because awareness alone of the cause can make the patient overcome it. As for addiction, the doctor will know exactly the reason why the patient has chosen addiction to something as the cape of protection. The doctor will then divulge to the patient whatever he has uncovered while, the patient was in hypnotic trance. He picks up the pieces from there as the patient can now relate lenghily as to the traumatic experience. Now, the healing begins.
• United States
10 Mar 07
Thank you very much for that detailed description of how hynosis acually works. It sure makes a lot of sense to me. Lloyd
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
19 Feb 07
I am not certain if hypnosis alone can work for all people, but one of my Aunt's did it to help in quitting smoking. It dis appear to work for her and she does credit the hypnosis for making the break in her 40 year addiction fairly easy. Cheers!
• United States
19 Feb 07
That's amazing that hypnosis broke her 40 year addiction fairly easy. Good for her. Lloyd
@sylviekitty (2083)
• United States
18 Feb 07
My aunt used hypnosis to stop smoking when she was pregnant with her daughter. She said that for her, it did work. At least until she had her baby.. then she went back to smoking. LOL
• United States
19 Feb 07
I'm glad I asked this question because it seem overwhelmingly that hypnosis does work. Thanks. Lloyd
@weemam (13377)
17 Feb 07
Yes it can work , I know people who have stopped smoking with hypnosis , I tried it for slimming but I got scared and I started to shake and my teeth started to chatter , I think I was afraid to let myself relax ,I am in the minority though , well worth a try I would say , xx
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• United States
18 Feb 07
Thanks for the information. I'm glad to know that it really works. Sorry you had a difficult time with it. Lloyd
• Netherlands
17 Feb 07
Well as with anything: It effects different people differently. I had a co-worker who smoked for 30 years that went to a hypnotist and she immediatly stopped smoking and hadn't for 5 years now. It worked for her, that much is true. Whether it works for other people.... That's another thing.
• United States
17 Feb 07
Wow. That is amazing. I wonder how much something like that would cost. Lloyd
@rosie_123 (6118)
18 Feb 07
I think it can, but only if the person wants, and believes. If they go nto it with a cynical view of the powers of hypnosis, then it will surely fail. I was hypnotised once, to try and cure my phobia of thunder storms, but did it to appease a boyfriend of the time, that wanted me to go, and I had no real belief that it would work - and I was right! I'm still scared of them! LOL!
• United States
18 Feb 07
There seems to be one common denominator regarding hynosis and that is it will work only if the person wants and believes. Hope it doesn't rain there tonight. lol Lloyd
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I was hypnotized once to help stop smoking. The guy doing the hypnosis told me to get comfortable because I wouldn't be able to move once he hypnotized me and told me not to move. I slumped down on the couch but about half way through the session, I started to get a crick in my back. No matter how much I tried to squirm around, I could not move. Well the hyposis did not work for the smoking. I left the session and lit right up but I did have a backache for the next week or so. LOL (I eventually quit smoking cold turkey a couple years later)
• United States
17 Feb 07
That is so funny. Thanks for posting your story. Glad you were able to quit. Lloyd
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 07
Hypnosis is a scientifically verified and effective technique that can promote accelerated human change. With Hypnosis we can create desired changes in behavior and encourage mental and physical well-being. Learn how to guide yourself and others to lose weight, quit smoking and be free of physical pain. These programs are especially suited for health care professionals, practicing therapists, and all individuals seeking to make a positive change in their lives.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Hello Unisis. Thank you for that valuable information. It sounds very interesting. Lloyd
@pinkeagle (202)
• United States
20 Jan 07
My husband, LB (Lazy Bum), has used self hypnosis to help lose weight. However, there is no way this would have worked by itself. What helped him the most? Was it hypnosis? No, it was me, nagging him mercilessly like a good wife who loves her husband should. So, maybe, the hypnosis relaxed him enough to make him listen and obey. It is worth a try. Yes, hypnosis can probably help with the problems you mention but will not do the job all by itself, in my opinion.
• United States
21 Jan 07
Your reply sounds like most miracle cures. You have to do other things to make it work. It's like weight loss. You have to excercise along with taking the pills. I hear you. Lloyd