Posted by: gatvol | 2008/09/05

verslaaf aan slaappille

Ek het ' n familiellid wat al die afgelope 7 jaar (waarvan ons nou uitvind, kan dalk langer wees) verslaaf is aan slaappille. Hy kan glad nie stres hanteer nie en dan wend hy hom na die pille. Hy lieg en bedrieg ons almal wat vir hom lief is en ook sy werkgewer.
Hy het al vantevore ' n paar werke verloor weens die probleem, en
dinge is nou besig om erg handuit te ruk. Hy was al by ' n paar sielkundiges maar dit help nie want hy jok vir hulle ook en sê  vir hulle wat hul graag wil hoor sodat hulle hom kan uitlos. Hy het erken hy het ' n probleem en sal daaraan werk maar dit is alles weer net vir die skyn, as die stres hom pak is hy weer terug waar
hy was. Ek wil graag weet of daar ' n inrigting is wat spesialiseer in sulke gevalle en dan ook waar dit is en dan ook of mens so ' n persoon onder hipnose kan behandel sodat hy nie vir hul kan jok nie, maar dat al die probleme kan uitkom ?

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Sad story, g, and more common than most people think. If he's fooled some previous shrinks, he needs a tougher and more experienced shrink, using CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) methods --- the first aim should be to teach him how to handle stress without pills, how to relax when he needs to, how to avoid whatever stresses him, and to recognize the triggers that set him looking for a pill, and to use other ways of calming himself down, instead. This is possible. I'd be inclined to focus on that first, before trying to get him to stop the pills. Then, as he starts to have an alternative, to work on a plan for a gradual reduction in the pills he is abusing, preferably with him working with someone like a person in the family, to supervise that he is indeed reducing the intake of those pills as he may be saying he is doing.
Now, there are in different parts of the country clinics which specially offer detox programs to help someone stop whatever drug they are abusing, as an inpatient and under supervision. But it is essential that he continue to see his CBT therapist afterwards, too, to prevent relapse into old bad habits, which is otherwise too common.
Hypnosis is not the answer, and not recommended for this type of situation by any competent expert. If they want to, they can fake being under hypnosis, too

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