Drug Addiction – Cannabis and Cocaine
Using drugs such as cannabis and cocaine can start out as a dare in school and feel grown up, or it can be a pressure to be part of a social group that escalates and at the same time debilitates the user.
It becomes the friend in times of trouble and emotional trauma but has an underlying power and control over the will of the user. The problem is that it moves from a comfort to a nightmare and we see cases of drug related crimes and deteriorating relationships, inability to carry on working, unexpected car accidents, mental fatigue and inability to cope.
Consumption of cannabis has grown substantially beyond even cocaine particularly in the WestWorld Health Organisation
Statistics from WHO tell us that consumption of cannabis has grown substantially beyond even cocaine, particularly in the West. Similar to tobacco, it may be affordable, but has devastating side effects over the long term. Constant use, over a number of years can cause illnesses such as lung disease and bronchitis, leading to pneumonia as well as trachea.
Many Reasons For Dependence
Those individuals I have been able to help have found the difficulties associated with giving up the habit – the numerous reasons why they maintained the habit range from some of the following:
- A childhood habit that becomes a way of life
- Social acceptance in groups or companionships
- Boredom and lack of motivation
- Dis-functional marital relations – a way to cope – feeling trapped
- Overwhelming responsibilities from broken relationships and children to support
- Parents divorced when children were young
- Parental addiction and abuse
These issues can lead to insecurities through life.
My Clients Driven To Change
From these points we see a pattern but deep down, those clients I see genuinely want to stop the habit and change their life. I try to help them see that in order to stop, we need to deal with the underlying reasons that keep the habit in control. So, whilst having a hypnotherapy treatment will immediately remove the desire to use the drug (I emphasise that it must be the recipient’s genuine wish to stop) it is important to understand what issues motivate it need to be addressed.
“The genuine excitement I experience in a recovering user is wonderful to see, as they find their life changing for the better.”Mary White
The genuine excitement I experience in a recovering user is wonderful to see, as they find their life changing for the better, and realise they can be who they want to be without it. It may mean dealing with that dis-functional relationship and having the courage to move on – nothing lasts forever and people change over time – what may have worked in the beginning may not work today.
The Impact of COVID 19
Being forced into an environment through lockdown that is toxic, and possibly abusive can lead to acute anxiety
Another issue is the past year of Covid19 and the pandemic that still rages in the world, and how this has changed not only our lives but the whole world. Being forced into an environment through lockdown that is toxic, and possibly abusive can lead to acute anxiety and a feeling of not knowing how to cope or see the way out, or the way forward for the future.
Some of the most stressful experiences are hidden within relationship breakdown and divorce, death of a loved one, losing or changing jobs and having to move home.
Other relationship experiences that can manifest and affect self-esteem are bullying by partners, colleagues and/or family members creating guilt issues.
The relief from anxiety can be the key to unlocking the solutions
Talking through serious issues such as these can help to find a way through and out of a situation, or to understand and release negative emotion; things may not be as bad as they seem when faced alone. The relief from anxiety can be the key to unlocking the solutions.
Hypnotherapy and Meditation Solutions
Using hypnotherapy as meditation will help individuals to see that they hold the key within themselves and this inner wisdom needs to be allowed to surface and to guide them on their journey of recovery and leave the fog of negative thoughts and habits in the past. There may be some immediate discomfort – withdrawal, struggling to eat normally, moodiness for a while, but consider the bliss of that freedom when the anxiety and addiction disintegrates.
First Light of a New Dawn
Allowing that inner light of positivity to shine through in the meditative hypnogogic state will change your life.
For more information contact:
Cornelius Counselling & Hypnotherapy
01732 822 172 or 07990 981 004