Alcohol abuse causes numerous problems. Families can be decimated if one part of the family is an alcoholic. The effects can be dramatic, and it is often the other members of the family that suffer the most. If an individual is drinking a few units a week socially, that normally is fine, however if the individual is finding that they need to consume copious amounts of alcohol to deal with issues to the detriment to their health, then common sense alone points to an alcohol related problem.
Alcohol is a stimulant, fact. As many are aware after consuming certain amounts of alcoholic products, various elements of the body are affected including judgement, self esteem and inhibitions, to mention just a few. However for all of its perceived benefits, which in reality are all psychological, the truth is that continued dependency on alcohol has a detrimental effect on almost every aspect of life. In addition, the effects that alcohol has on the body make it addictive, which is one of the key reasons why people find it difficult to stop drinking. Sensations such as Euphoria is an effect often associated with sufficient levels of alcohol intake, whilst as many have witnessed, the downside is often the low or depression felt the morning after.
There is no doubt that Alcohol problems has become a growing issue, with new facets of this problem becoming self evident in recent years through media imagery of binge drinking. Strangely enough, it is a problem which is inherently endemic to the UK. In many European countries the problem of alcohol addiction is not as pronounced as it is in the UK, this may well be due to the acceptance of alcohol in society and also the social negativity that excessive alcohol consumption and its effects is deemed to have. In terms of finding a solution, often the key to solving the problem of alcohol dependency is to find the root cause of the problem. This may well relate to a problem with self esteem, or an issue with stress, possibly through work or family commitments. Whatever the cause of alcohol abuse the key is uncovering the problem and dealing with it. This is where Hypnotherapy offers an effective solution. Its aim is to find the cause of the alcohol problem and by using a variety of techniques help the individual discover a new more effective way of living, thereby decreasing the need for alcohol as a coping mechanism.