Group Hypnotherapy Treatment for Drug Addiction

This paper studied the effect of group hypnotherapy sessions on methadone patients who were still using street heroin.  Ten patients were divided into two groups with five in each group. There was no control group. Both groups received hypnotherapy and urine test were used to assess the effectiveness of the treatment 6 and 24 months post treatment.

One patient did not complete treatment due to a major operation, the remaining 9 (90%) completed treatment. All patients (100%) completely stopped use of any street drugs and results remained stable for 6 months after end of treatment. Two years after end of intervention, 7 out of the 9 (78%) remained clean of use of heroin.

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