If you have an addictive personality and this has a negative impact on your personal and social life, hypnotherapy is a viable option to explore.
Addictive personality can be defined as a psychological state that makes the individual susceptible to addictions. This can include anything from drug and alcohol abuse, gambling, social media, video games, food, exercise, work and even relationships.
Experts describe the spectrum of behaviours as addictive using 5 interrelated concepts that include patterns, habits, compulsions, impulse control disorders, and physical dependence. This is why hypnotherapy can help, because it works in a very subtle way at your subconscious mind level. You will have new tools at your disposal, that will help you set your priorities, face temptations and understand that you are stronger every day. Addictions are sustained by weaknesses and past traumas, but you will be able to regain control of your life through awareness and some very useful exercises.
Tobacco and nicotine addiction statistics in the UK:
- In 2016, of all adult survey respondents in the UK, 15.8% smoked, which equates to around 7.6 million of the population.
- Of the constituent countries, 15.5% of adults in England smoked; for Wales, this figure was 16.9%, Scotland, 17.7% and Northern Ireland, 18.1%.
- In the UK, 17.7% of men were current smokers, which was significantly higher in comparison with 14.1% of women.
- Those aged 18 to 24 in the UK experienced the largest decline in smoking prevalence of 6.5 percentage points since 2010.
- In Great Britain, 5.6% of respondents in 2016 stated they currently used an e-cigarette, which equates to approximately 2.9 million of the population.
Alcohol addiction statistics:
- 7% of adults in England regularly drink over the recommended Chief Medical Officer’s low-risk guidelines, while 2.5 million people report drinking over 14 units on their heaviest drinking days.
- In 2016, 21% of the population reported not drinking at all and overall consumption has fallen by around 18% since 2004.
- In England, there are an estimated 595,131 dependent drinkers, of whom only 108,696 are currently accessing treatment.
- Alcohol-related harm is estimated to cost the NHS around £3.5 billion annually.