According to a report in THE NEW YORK TIMES of a survey of 138,100 adults by researchers at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, not everyone who is a heavy drinker is an alcoholic. The report differentiated between those who are considered to be drinking excessively but are not physically or mentally addicted to alcohol, the definition of "alcoholism, and those who are addicted.
The study found that 29% of the population of the United States meets the definition for excessive drinking. That definition is four or more drinks at one time or eight or more during a week for women and five or more drinks in one sitting or 15 or more drinks during a week for men.
If you are an alcoholic, it is highly likely you will need rehab and a substance-abuse counselor along with a support program to stay free of alcohol. Hypnosis can be added support to get an alcoholic through rehabilitation and into a program, A hypnotherapist can help you go from addiction to alcohol to an enthusiastic desire to attend meetings like Alcohol Anonymous.
If you are a heavy drinker and want to stop drinking completely, hypnosis can be a great tool to achieve that goal. Hypnosis can be useful along with other appropriate professionals to be alcohol free and BE WELL.