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'Alcohol Abuse - Sleeping Problems - Alcohol Dependancy - Health Issues AND How Hypnosis NLP CBT and EFT can enhance the recovery process of Alcoholism short and long term, permanently.'

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What is alcohol abuse?

Alcohol abuse is defined by the World Health Organisation as the consumption of more than 21 units of alcohol per week for males, and 14 units of alcohol per week for females. It is well established that on average females are more susceptible than are males to the harmful effects of alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse is also considered by some to be occurring if a person drinks routinely on more than 5 days of the week. In practical terms, alcohol abuse for a male equates to the consumption of more than 8 pints of typical strength lager in a week, on an on-going basis. Alcohol abuse for a female equates to the consumption of more than 1.5 bottles of wine in a week on an on-going basis. Consumption of 1 unit of alcohol daily on 5 days of the week in contrast to alcohol abuse, is actually likely to improve health, giving a complimentary protective effect on the heart, especially drinking red wine.

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What are the physical effects of alcohol abuse?

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Alcohol abuse can lead to many harmful effects on a range of body systems. The most well recognized adverse effect of alcohol abuse is liver damage, leading in severe cases to liver cirrhosis. However, alcohol abuse can damage almost any body system. Brain damage caused by alcohol abuse includes dementia and severe memory loss. Alcohol abuse increases the chances of heart attacks occurring and raises blood pressure. Alcohol abuse increases the chances of occurrence of many cancers of the gastro-intestinal tract, including stomach cancer. The pancreas can be severely damaged by alcohol abuse, as can the body´s nervous system.

What are the social effects of alcohol abuse?

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Alcohol abuse is well recognized as a cause of deteriorating relationships. Alcohol abuse is also associated with increases in crime, violence and unemployment.
What are the psychological effects of alcohol abuse? Alcohol is a depressant and alcohol abuse is a common cause of depression. Typically depression caused by alcohol abuse resolves by itself when the alcohol abuse ceases. Alcohol abuse can cause increased anxiety levels and panic attacks. Paranoia and mental confusion can occur in severe cases of alcohol abuse.

Drinkers are often unaware of the alcohol link with sleeping problems, sleep disruption!

 

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New research by a Government campaign has revealed that drinkers in England are unaware of the effects booze can have on sleep and vital brain function.

The ‘Know Your Limits’ campaign survey by YouGov found that 58% of the 2,000 participants didn’t realise that drinking more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol can cause sleep problems. Of those people who were unaware, 63% were men and 53% women.

 

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Nearly half (45%) of everyone surveyed admitted to experiencing tiredness the day after consuming more than their recommended limit but many were unaware they felt this way because of alcohol interfering with their normal sleep pattern.

 

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Drinking too much alcohol can disrupt sleep and leave the body dehydrated. Excessive alcohol consumption also puts long-term health at risk with the increased possibility of liver [cirrhosis-a chronic liver disease marked by degeneration of cells, inflammation, and thickening of tissue. ] disease,  stroke or cancer.

Alcohol impacts on sleep by preventing the brain from releasing a chemical which regulates the amount of water in the body. Alcohol can waken you from sleep as the body attempts to flush water from the body leading to dehydration. This places a strain on the body and contributes to the headache you get after drinking heavily. Headache pain is in fact coming from the lining of the skull and not the brain itself. The brain has no pain receptors.

A few glasses of wine or a heavy drinking session does induce a deep sleep. However drinking before bedtime will disrupt the quality of sleep the body needs and encourages dehydration, altering blood pressure in the brain.

The recommended daily limit for alcohol consumption is 2-3 units per day for women (equal to a large 250ml glass of wine of 12% or 3 units) and 3-4 units per day for men (equal to one pint of beer of 5.2% or 3 units). In excess of ten million adults are thought to regularly exceed these limits in the England alone!

If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep and rely on alcohol you automatically receive Lindsay's sleep guide with over 30 helpful, practical solutions on 'how to get a good night’s sleep' solutions that really work,  as you engage your Hypno- NLP -EFT Therapy programme, your progress will be intensified.

'I got cirrhosis at 34!'

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Alcohol Problems

Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis, NLP, EFT notes

Where physical dependance (addiction) is present, a medical detox should be undertaken prior to the commencement of therapy. Sometimes Hypnotherapy and can be used within this 5 day detox period to control withdrawal symptoms in combination with sedatives such as valium or lithium based sedatives.

For Instance: Therapy sessions could  be managed as follows:
(1) Agreement to not drink alcohol for 10+ days. Hypnotherapy and possibly NLP on day 1 to work on the urge to drink and the circumstances that used to trigger, initiate liquor consumption.
   
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(2) After 10+ days a telephone / eMail check to ensure that no alcohol has been consumed. If "yes" return to stage (1), if "no" client to make commited decision, client has to make absolute determination, doggedness in terms of whether to stop drinking permanently or whether controlled, restrained consumption is viable. A further session will be booked.
(3) More hypnotherapy [Hypno/NLP] to work on the urge, the compelling desire to drink (Restrained self-control or Abstain) and the situations, the circumstances that used to trigger alcohol consumption, followed by  Hypnoherapy-NLP / Timeline Therapy to work on underlying, unexpressed difficult issues. Quite often it is wholly appropriate and successfully possible to tackle underlying issues which can be worked on prior to the period of cessation if required.
An optional approach uses a combination of EFT with [CBT-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy] Cognitive / NLP [Neuro Linguistic Programming]  based aversion [creating a sense of loathing or abhorrence, disgust for alcohol]
 
In the absence of Positive Body Mind Therapy Intervention, by applying one or other of the therapies above......here are a  few statistics to consider!
Only 1 in 3
detox unit leavers remain clean. The long term AA success rate is approx: 3%

Remember your body/mind needs re-programming to be successful and that's where Hypnotherapy / NLP / CBT and EFT will ensure your long term healthy objectives. Those that survive are those that make the move from being a victim to being a survivor i.e. those that fight for their right to live.

Most alcoholics or drug addicts have several addictions, and smoking is the most common other addiction by far. 

Many alcoholics in recovery do not realize that their cigarette smoking is probably an even greater threat to their health and survival than their drinking was.  Did you know that more alcoholics die of diseases related to smoking than of diseases related to drinking?  Smoking has also been linked to a long series of health problems, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis-related hip fractures, in addition to cancer and heart disease.

New studies have shed much light on cross-addiction between nicotine and alcohol. Nicotine increases the craving for alcohol. For many alcoholics, smoking is also a behavioral trigger for drinking, and getting clean from cigarettes is a major step toward reducing cravings for alcohol.   Many alcoholics in recovery have successfully quit smoking after they quit drinking. Studies have shown also that alcoholics can quit drinking and smoking at the same time, and modern treatment centers are increasingly based on this principle. 

Before the 1930s, treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction commonly also included treatment of nicotine addiction.  Smoking was generally viewed as a contributing factor in alcohol and drug relapses.  But with the rise of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), concern with smoking as a recovery issue faded into the background.

Call 01670-783761 or 07702-383726 and ask for Lindsay.
Take that first brave step now, you can change your way of life

permanently!.....YET still enjoy an occasional drink socially!


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