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Using NLP to overcome addictions

Addiction

Addiction is a great problem and there are so many misconceptions surrounding the reasons for the creation of this problem. There are people who think that a chemical reaction in the body, which occurs when we consume some substance, causes the addiction and not the substance itself. But this theory ends in a dead-end when we consider the shopping and gambling addictions, since this involves no chemical reactions within the human body. However, there is no doubt that the stimulus from the surrounding area is responsible for the creation of the chemical reaction in the body. So, the addiction is not addicted to the act of shopping or gambling, but to the feeling it creates. Chemicals reactions will happen when chemicals enter our organism and this is natural. There are actions that provide some sort of reward for brain centers. Some of them are feeling when we love, when we exercise, or when we are praised. Addiction might occur if we want to eliminate some worry or stress and in order to do this we use food, alcohol, cigarettes and drugs, which cause addiction. This addiction can be eliminated only if a person's self-esteem levels are increased, which will make them feel well in their skin and they will not require any stimuli from the surrounding to feel this way. Risks of addiction among specific persons are very hard to calculate, but some say that there is something called addictive personality. Social factors are maybe crucial in this situation, so if persons from your surrounding smoke or use drugs, the chances are high that you will do the same as well. There are other factors for creation of addiction, like escape from a lack of structured life or over structured life. The addiction will aggravate because the body becomes accustomed to the chemicals causing the addiction. So, since you always have these chemicals in your body, you will slowly get used to them and you will have to take more of these chemicals to create the same effects. This can lead to so many problems, particularly mental and physical.

Treatment

But there is a solution. If motivation and will to eliminate any addiction from a person’s life exists, the resolution can be found. The problem can be eliminated in total by following some steps. Patients have to know how their lives suffer due to addiction. The positive triggers are introduced while the past negative are eliminated. Habits are controlled by certain area of the brain, which can be corrected with the use of hypnosis.

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