Alcohol addiction can be treated but does require the complete cooperation and effort of the affected person. Hypnotherapy is an alternative technique that has been gaining popularity for dealing with alcohol abuse.

Using Hypnotherapy for alcohol addiction relaxes the conscious mind and allows the subconscious mind to get better focused. This gives the person a heightened state of awareness and allows the person giving the treatment to make suggestions. This can help the person to be persuaded to avoid the use of alcohol.

Use is made of images that are associated with the ill effects of alcohol. A suggestion may also be implanted in the subconscious mind that drinking alcohol can cause reactions like stomach pains or other discomforts. People treated with hypnotherapy then carry forward these associations into real life and actually suffer these pains and discomforts that can then lead them to avoid the use of alcohol.