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I am using a hypnotherapy CD to help with alcohol dependence

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I am using a hypnotherapy CD to help with alcohol dependence brought on by a bullying school Principal under whom I worked for 7 years. I like listening to the CD. It runs for an hour. I believe it takes 6 weeks to overcome this sort of 'addiction'. Is this true? If I backslid after week 1, though not to a major extent, does this mean I won't suceed? The CD I am using is "A Sober Life" by Rick Collingwood. I listen once or twice a day.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Kym Tolson, LCSW, CSAC, NBCCH replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for using JustAnswer. Sorry to hear you had a slip. Alcohol dependence is not generally a curable disease. Hypnotherapy and medication can both help with reducing cravings and helping triggers become less effective. Both of these i
options can help you get into recovery and stay there. If you are alcohol dependent the only true way to stay sober is to remain completly abstinent from alcihol and all mood altering substances and change your lifestyle.
I hope this answer answers your question. Ifyou have any other questions. Please let me know.
Take care,
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