What Is An Addiction?

We pretty much know when addiction is mentioned that we are talking about hard drugs and alcohol, on a lesser note about pornography or smoking. So is an addiction just a way of repetition, as we are brought up on repetition. In other words to constantly do the same things over and over again. And so would going to work every day for 50 years be classed as an addiction. If addiction is defined as we have a behaviour that we can not control and we have to act the addiction out because we find support in that, then surely going to work to a place that we don’t want to be in, then that must be an addiction. Going to school every day and many children being forced to be separated from parents is a trauma, but we have to bend to the will and be conditioned which could be the spark that leads us into addictive personality and then feels that we have no control…


Is the addition an escape to all the suppression that was built into us at that young age, but because of the conditioning of our young fertile minds had no other way, it must believe that this is the only way to act. This unconscious action then makes us feel that we have no control and so the addict will say that is an addict and have little control over any recovery.

In Remission.

When we talk of remission it is through the problem, illness has gone or lying dormant within us, but could fire up at any moment and so we must be on our guard. A recovering alcoholic must not be around temptation because that might start to drink, which is depicted in many comedy sketches on TV, and we all know whats going to happen…
This is because the addict has relinquished mental control of themselves and it is easier to blame the addiction than it is to take back control.
But of course, it is not just about stopping because of it may be a whole lifestyle change and if we cannot move out away from that old style of living, then the addiction tends to continue.

Diet Can Be A Major Player?

Your diet can be a major player in what we became addicted towards because of the lack of certain minerals and vitamins will make the mind-less coherent and will lead to substances that can have a negative impact on our lives.
Just as you can have a fancy for certain foods, this is because you are laking something in your diet and your mind gravitates towards this processed food in the hope that you will get fed by it, and that is rarely the case. Diet health and wellbeing is a complex issue especially if it is not in sync with you.

9 Top Tips.

# 1 Notice what triggers your addictive behaviour
# 2 Take a look at your diet, such as minerals and vitamins. seek help from a dietitian.
# 3 Find a positive replacement for your addictive behaviour, e.g. sport etc…
# 4 Has the addiction created you or have you created the addiction?
# 5 An addictive behaviour can be the start of telling you it’s time to move on.
# 6 Start to master your thoughts with mindfulness or meditation.
# 7 Are you being distracted by the addiction. Are you scared of your own thought?
# 8 Stop repeating negative thought and behaviours by learning to create new ones.
# 9 The only thing that you are addicted to is Oxygen, remember that.

Nexus Hypnotherapy.

At Nexus Hypnotherapy we understand that the process of change is not always as straightforward as one would like. That is why we are here to help you through the process, whether Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Gaming or help to Quit Smoking.
Feel free to contact us with no obligation and get your free phone consultation to see how we can best help you.
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Are you addicted to over the counter pain killers?


Am I Addicted to Pain Killers?

addiction_is_addiction_The Nexus Team Anxiety Hypnosis in Birmingham & WalsallThe addiction may start as an innocent part of you wanting to get better following a bout of pain, such as surgery, giving birth or having an accident. This may start as prescription drugs but then you get used to the so called good (euphoric) feeling that you get, also known as a (buzz) feeling.

We are by nature an addictive being, as everything we do is repetition. As people know this, repetition will by its act bring on an addiction. This is true if the feelings we get satisfy us, such as the drugs, particularly if they are helping to control your pain.

You might recognise other addiction type behaviours in you or people around you. Theses could be an addiction to Facebook, Gaming Consoles, Constant Texting, Drinking, Sweet or Savoury Foods, Gambling, Smoking, Drugs, Workaholic, and many more…

The Painkillers and You…

Over the counter addiction pain killers can include: Co-Codamol, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, Nurofen, and of course any drug with an Opiate content.

Once you have the relief from taking the painkillers and they have succeeded in controlling your pain, you still insist in taking them and then you begin to recognise that you have a problem. But you still insist that you don’t. This will lead to a multitude of covert behaviours.

These behaviours can take the form of taking the drugs when you know you don’t require them. You take more than the prescribed dose, by taking a higher dose of pills each time or more pills overall. Recognising that you now lie about your painkillers and you hide that fact. You go to different pharmacy’s, or when different staff are on duty, or you get others to go on your behalf or you start to steal them.

What can I do about this?

If you are at this point, then you know that you need intervention, to have drug rehabilitation for this.

You have to open up the lines of communication to immediate family, so long as you feel that the family are strong enough to help and support you.

You then need to contact your doctor or contact a drug addiction support centre.

Once you have started to readjust your outlook on how to conquer this, because your not a bad person and this isn’t something you planned. This problem started possibly as a bi product to you just wanting to stop the pain that you had.

The best way is to search on line and get the low-down on help offered near you.

What Next.

Once you have recognised that you want help then seek help via the internet, or your GP. If this is to do with pain, then one of the best ways to control your pain in to have hypnotherapy for pain control. Hypnotherapy in this area is quiet effective and of course you are going to be drug free.

Not everyone will be aware that hypnosis can offer such benefits to be pain free, via using the techniques, you can learn that hypnosis can help you manage and reduce your pain.

You may also wish to visit a hypnotherapist who deals with drug addiction as this too can be beneficial to you by helping you to be drug free from painkillers.

You can use alternative treatment to help you while coming off your drugs as this will depend on how many and how addicted you are and if you have an addictive personality.

Anxiety Hypnosis.

Anxiety Hypnosis is here to help, don’t leave it to late because you can receive pain management via hypnosis to help reduce the pain you have being going through. So long as there isn’t any medical reason as to why you shouldn’t be able to be free of your pain.

The help of relaxing the muscles around the pain area is where hypnotherapy works best. But therapy can be used in many ways to help reduce the discomfort.

When seeking treatment, make sure the therapist will access you for the likelihood that they can help with your particular pain management problem.

The Nexus Team Anxiety Hypnosis is here to help with pain problems that you may be having whether this is from a bad back or stiff neck etc… Contact me to find out if I can help, I am available in the Walsall and Birmingham areas. I will also offer referrals if this would be of help to you?

To Sum Up.

Recognise that you have a problem and family members can keep an eye out and check bins for empty packs etc…

Get yourself to the doctors and ask what the long care health plan is for you. Also gather information on the damages and side effects of what drugs you are taking and acknowledge how your present actions are effecting the family and relationships, especially of your partner…

Open up communications and confide in someone who you feel you can trust that can offer advice. This could be a best friend, your nan/granddad or anyone else you may feel that would just give you that reassurity to get you well on your way and off the painkillers .

Notice with the benefit of Painkillers that overdosing on them can have the adverse effect and make you very sick and possible death. it’s not to late to make a change today.

                    …So good luck and you’ll do it!

“Remember the bigger the problem the bigger the pill – the bigger the doctor the bigger the bill”

The Nexus Team Anxiety Hypnosis offers a range of therapies that can suit you as not everyone wants to be hypnotised..

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