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Grønbæk and Nielsen (2007) conducted a randomized, controlled study of the Minnesota model for treating alcohol dependence in Denmark. 148 alcohol dependent individuals participated. The study reported a significant difference in alcohol abstinence between control and treatment groups when data was aggregated over the one-year period. However, by the end of ...


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All three answers on this page take the stance that masturbation cannot be an addiction. Since this is a controversial topic, I'll play devils advocate: Neurobiologically addiction is marked by Stress surfeit Reward deficit Stimulus-response perseveration Self-regulation disorder (I got this from Dr. George Koob.) So if masturbation starts losing its ...


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Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion. It is however a non-permanent state so even if when you are hypnotised you don't have the impulse to smoke, once the hypnosis is over you'll be back to normal life. Freud was the first who ...


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Hypnosis does not stop smoking, however it can be a useful tool to help those that decide to stop the habit. I have helped many people stop smoking using hypnosis but in the cases where it was successful, it was always because the person had made the decision to stop. That is the first key to becoming a non-smoker. Make the decision and the rest falls ...


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Green and Lynn (2000) conducted a meta analysis of 59 experiments investigating the efficacy of hypnosis on smoking cessation. Their conclusions were: There is mixed, inconclusive evidence for whether hypnosis is any better than placebos. Hypnosis treatments were generally confounded with educational interventions and cognitive/behavioral interventions, ...



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