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2 Hypnosis for addiction recovery treatment – how to do it?

Hypnosis for addiction recovery treatment – how to do it?

January 18th, 2009

Combinations of counselling, support groups, medications and alternative therapies can all contribute to a successful addiction cessation program. There’s no cheaper way to experience hypnosis than to try it at home! Self-hypnosis is very easy to learn and can be done in the privacy of your own home. You can make your own tapes to listen to or simply practice for 30 minutes once or twice a day. Take the mystery out of hypnosis and learn one method of mastering your mind.

6 Hypnosis for addiction recovery treatment – does it work?

Hypnosis for addiction recovery treatment – does it work?

January 13th, 2009

There is a general agreement that certain effects of hypnosis exist. But there are differences of opinion within the research and clinical communities about whether or not hypnosis is as effective as other addiction treatment therapies – addiction treatments that have already been studied and proven effective. Can hypnotism be explained as a placebo effect or does evidence suggest that more research is required?

10 Hypnosis for addiction recovery treatment – what is it?

Hypnosis for addiction recovery treatment – what is it?

January 11th, 2009

Hypnosis has been on the fringe of psychology and mental health treatment for centuries. Seen as a pseudo-science by the medical establishment, hypnosis has been gaining evidence-based ground recently. But can suggestions made during a hypnotic state really release old patterns of thinking? Can hypnosis transform our fears and break our addictive tendencies? Is hypnosis a verifiable science or an art?

How to treat work addiction? Tips from a work addict

How to treat work addiction? Tips from a work addict

January 1st, 2009

The pressures of a global recession. The need to produce more for ego-satisfaction. Or simply the need to work as a distraction from inner pain. Call it what you will, work addiction is endemic to our society. So what are some tips for workaholics? How can we manage work addiction?

28 How effective is A.A.?

How effective is A.A.?

December 31st, 2008

According to one report, 5 of 100 alcoholics are still sober one year after their first A.A. meeting. The most under reported lifestyle story might be that the majority of American alcoholics who make successful recoveries – 60% – do it outside of A.A. But with over 2 million + members, doesn’t A.A. have a good thing going? What do you think? Are these statistics bunk? Do they prove anything?

3 Social norms marketing for addiction prevention

Social norms marketing for addiction prevention

December 29th, 2008

Social norms marketing is emerging as a major force in changing behaviors – including problem drinking – among certain populations. But just which populations might benefit from this prevention technique? And how do social norms campaigns work? We explore the “power of normal” in this enlightening new field of communications.

1 Surviving Christmas and family time tips for addicts

Surviving Christmas and family time tips for addicts

December 24th, 2008

The holiday season bring us high or low. On either extreme, it’s a time of needed vigilance for addicts and alcoholics, a time when many relapses occur. So what can you do to buckle in and stay in the middle of your game? Here are some tips and suggestions for making it through December 25…and beyond. Other suggestions and experiences welcome.

Top 10 ways to improve your body image for food addicts

Top 10 ways to improve your body image for food addicts

December 22nd, 2008

If you look in the mirror, you deal with self-image. Here are some tips for teens (and adults!) for maintaining healthy self-image and self-esteem. Ten simple steps on how to begin thinking of yourself differently. Learn how to base your satisfaction with yourself less on outward appearance and more on internal goals.

3 The stigma of addiction: cigarettes and lung cancer

The stigma of addiction: cigarettes and lung cancer

December 11th, 2008

It seems that prevailing attitudes towards addicts are still fairly personal and judgmental. Results from a Lung Cancer Stigma Survey published in November 2008 indicate that fifty-nine (59) percent of the general population surveyed said they agreed that lung cancer patients are at least partly to blame for their diagnosis. What stigmas do you carry with you?

4 Are HIV positive addicts and alcoholics treated equally?

Are HIV positive addicts and alcoholics treated equally?

December 1st, 2008

In honor of World AIDS Day 2008, we explore the ethical issues surrounding addiction treatment of patients diagnosed with HIV. Are these patients subject to discrimination? How possible is it really to treat ALL addicts equally? We explore if and how clinicians limit contact with HIV+ substance abusers and what we can do about it.

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