Hypnosis can be used to understand and change the motivation for various addictive behaviours. Hypnosis increases the self-motivation to change the reliance on non-prescribed drugs.
Hypnosis provides the most powerful method known to activate the nervous system's own resources to provide positive mental states thus reducing/ eliminating the desire for artificially stimulating the brain through chemical means. Modern neuroscience is beginning to understand the powerful effects of hypnotic suggestion on brain action and its neurochemistry.
Hypnosis can be used to help individuals to go through withdrawal from drugs and overcoming the cravings for the addictive substances while boosting the physical and mental coping mechanisms to help the individual to adjust to living without substance dependency.