Opiate abuse and dependence is on the rise. Not only for young people but for the older population as well.
Often, people become addicted to pain pills as a result of legitimate need such as kidney stones, or broken bones or intense temporary pain. But with daily use, a person can become addicted very quickly and they are not informed of the risk and do not realize what has happened until it is too late.
The biggest problem with opiates is that they not only dull the physical pain but they also dull the emotional pain and when people are struggling, it is a relief to be emotionally pain free. But it is very dangerous.
There is a movement to build awareness about this epidemic. Collaborative efforts are underway between physicians and pharmacists and Drug Prevention efforts and mental health therapists.
The need for alternatives to pain medication is greater than ever before. People are seeking safe alternatives. Hypnotherapy has proven to be a safe and effective solution.
Hypnotherapy helps reduce the need for pain medication. And it also reduces anxiety and soothes the mind. It is a healthy way to help people restore their emotional and physical health.
Studies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center show that hypnotherapy decreases the amount of medication a patient needs and shortens the hospital stay.