How does hypnotherapy work to overcome addiction?

Addiction is a complex condition that affects the brain and behavior of a person, leading to the compulsive use of drugs, alcohol, or other substances despite the harmful consequences. Hypnotherapy can be used as a complementary treatment to help overcome addiction by addressing the underlying emotional, psychological, and behavioral factors that contribute to substance abuse. Hypnotherapy works by guiding the individual into a state of deep relaxation and heightened suggestibility, where the subconscious mind becomes more receptive to positive suggestions and affirmations. This state of hypnosis can help individuals to identify and reframe negative thought patterns and behaviors related to addiction, and replace them with positive affirmations and coping mechanisms to manage cravings and triggers.