Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders

  title={Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders},
  author={Greg Potter},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis},
  pages={21 - 28}
  • Greg Potter
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Abstract Hypnosis was once a viable treatment approach for addictions. Then, due to hypnosis being used for entertainment purposes many professionals lost confidence in it. However, it has now started to make a comeback in the treatment of substance abuse. The approach described here, using hypnosis for treatment, is borrowed from studies effectively treating alcoholism by using intensive daily sessions. Combining the more intense treatment of 20 daily sessions with hypnosis is a successful… 
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