Central Valley Hypnotherapy Wellness Center - Ilah Brock, C.Ht., Certified Hypnotherapist

Clinical Hypnotherapy and Wellness – Located Visalia, California 93291

Substance Abuse

ILAH is here to help you with your desire to get sober and remain sober –

Addictions to any substance are life-debilitating and can create significant issues with one’s livelihood, family dynamics, and health.

Here are a few tidbits about differing substance abuse generalities.

NOTE: Please understand – I make no judgments about where anyone is in their life. Each of us has our journey to explore – I am here to help you through it as an adjunct to treatment merely.

It is essential to understand – To use hypnotherapy effectively, you should be in some treatment program, either in-patient or out.

My action is to meet with the client at least once a week for about an hour to an hour and a half. In hypnosis – the suggestions will be what was in our positive discussion.

This is a lot of fun and insightful for someone who is seeking sobriety in their life. I fully support your decision. I am here to help!

Facts about different substances in abuse:

Signs and symptoms of someone who could be alcohol dependent:

  •  Dulled mental processes
  • Lack of coordination
  • The odor of alcohol on the breath
  • Possible constricted pupils
  • SLowed reaction rate
  • Slurred Speach

Some of the health effects range from – sexual dysfunction, dependency (physically and mentally), a liver disease that can be fatal, immune deficiencies, impact on the kidney, neonatal mortality, and congenital disabilities if consumed during pregnancy – These are just a few of the areas that can be affected with alcohol abuse.

PCP Facts:

  • Impaired Coordination
  • Severe confusion and agitation
  • Extreme mood shifts
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Dilated pupils
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating

Some health effects: Anesthetic effect on the body can lead to an overdose.

Increase issues if used with other substances – such as alcohol.

Misdiagnosed and, if improperly treated because of that, can cause fatal reactions.

Amphetamine Facts:

  • Hyper-excitability, restlessness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Rapid heart rate and higher blood pressure
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Confusion
  • Panic
  • Talkativeness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Aggressive behavior

Some of the other health effects can include strong psychological dependence and increasing tolerance to drugs.

High doses may cause toxic psychosis resembling schizophrenia.

Intoxication may induce a heart attack or stroke due to blood pressure spiking.

Cocaine Fact Sheet:

  • Financial problems
  • Frequent and extended absences from responsibility
  • Increased physical activity and then immediate fatigue
  • Isolation/withdrawal from family and friends – avoidance
  • Odd behaviors are not within the typical character.
  • Anxiety, defensive
  • Mood swings
  • Runny and irritated nose
  • Lack of concentration

Opiates Fact Sheet:

  • Mood Changes
  • Impaired mental functioning and alertness
  • Constricted pupils
  • Impaired coordination
  • Fatigue/drowsiness
  • Nausea/vomiting and constipation

Narcotics increase pain tolerance. Subjects can severely injure themselves or fail to seek medical attention…

Marijuana/Cannabinoids Fact Sheet

  • Slowed Speech
  • Distinctive odor on clothing
  • “I don’t care” attitude
  • Chronic fatigue, lack of motivation
  • Chronic sore throat / Irritating cough.
  • Lack of concentration
  • Distortion of time
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Panic

Sometimes this has an effect, some called “The Munchies” = weight gain.

As one smokes Marijuana, it irritates the lungs, and chronic smoking can cause emphysema-like conditions.

Substance addiction/abuse is a serious condition, and some have a propensity for it. I can only encourage you to seek help somewhere – There are local AA programs, 7 days a week, morning, noon, and night – They are online and in person.

We all have the right to a happy, healthy life, and regularly putting substances within curtails that right.


Contact ILAH, and let’s discuss your options. 559-749-4803

Please Note:

Hypnotherapy and the application of Hypnosis may not be safe for individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder, manic , depressive disorders, the schizophrenia spectrum, Autism, Asperger’s, any form of dementia, or similar conditions and should seek a medical referral from their doctor before considering Hypnosis as a treatment. It is imperative to prioritize individual health and well-being and consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and guidance.

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