Alcohol in moderation is something many of us indulge in. The fact is that from a social perspective drinking can be an enjoyable experience, especially in the company of friends and family. However when alcohol is used as a means of escapism or dealing with life’s problems, then alcohol can cause a great deal of harm.
Life can be stressful for some people, whether caused by financial reasons, relationships, work problems or low levels of self esteem. Some people deal with stress by becoming drink dependent whereby alcohol provides a means of dealing with life’s issues However it is purely a ruse that causes more harm than good. The reality is that Alcoholism has increased dramatically in recent years and is the cause of numerous health related issues, family breakups and problems at work. One of the most recent developments has been the rise in “binge drinking.”
Binge drinking is a form of alcohol abuse that has been especially associated with certain age groups. Media stories showing young people being ill in the streets, acting violently and being generally abusive have become commonplace. One of the inherent reasons has been the proliferation of low cost alcoholic beverages that simulate sweet pop style drinks, termed “Alco-pops” which has further fuelled this problem. The term “binge drinking” originates from the process itself, which literally means to have excessive amounts of alcohol over a short period of time. The inherent health problems associated with this form of alcohol abuse can be significant.
As with any form of substance abuse, alcohol problems can be helped by hypnotherapy. Utilising a variety of psychological techniques, a fully qualified and experienced hypnotherapist can help to find the root cause of the problem and provide an effective treatment for most types of issues relating alcohol