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

Clinical Hypnotherapy and Wellness – Located Visalia, California 93291

Substance Abuse – Please Read

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.

Keep in mind, YOU CANNOT DO THIS ON YOUR OWN! Even if you think you can, you cannot.
It will take a village and a village is what’s available. You have to want it, first.

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 along side your sponsor and other family and rehab team members.

It is essential to understand – To use hypnotherapy effectively, you should be in some treatment program, either in-patient or out and be sober at least 2 weeks before Hypnotherapy can be added. 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 insightful for someone who is seeking sobriety in their life. I fully support your decision.
I am here to help! Contact me when you are ready to move forward and live a sober life and I will do whatever I can to be of whatever help I can offer!


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 Speech

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.

What’s Next?

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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