Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH is one of the most highly qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapists practising in Australia today who has received worldwide recognition and praise for her research and development of clinical procedures.
Has your drug and alcohol use got out of hand?
Do you now realise you need professional help to take control?
Are you now prepared to reach out and invest in a better future?
Did you know that clinical hypnotherapy is highly effective in overcoming addiction fast?
I have helped many people overcome drug addiction and alcoholism with hypnotherapy in my clinics for more than two decades. This has allowed them to go on and not only have better lives but wonderful lives.
Many people have been led to believe that they must absolutely go into a rehab unit in order to recover from addiction but for most people this is not necessarily true as you can get excellent help as an out-patient.
Remember, the greatest change during recovery from addiction is not in a building but inside your mind.
I help people to overcome addiction to alcohol; marijuana (aka cannabis, weed); ecstasy (aka E); GHB (Gamma hydroxybuterate); speed; ice; opioids; and cocaine. I also help people overcome prescription drug addictions. There are many drugs that are too numerous to list here.
I also devised the Stop Drugs and Alcohol Recovery 6 Step Program for clinical hypnotherapists. This model and training teaches hypnotherapists how to help clients recover from addiction.
I am the author of the book Stop Drug & Alcohol Addiction: A Guide For Clinical Hypnotherapists and have published research on addiction recovery in the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists Journal.
I also presented at the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference in May 2017 on how to recover from addiction fast with hypnosis.
Alcoholism alone is one of the most prolific diseases in society and you can be helped at any stage of your addiction in our Sydney clinic with hypnosis and cognitive behaviour therapy.
Many people experience periods of their life when they abuse alcohol, recreational drugs and/or prescription drugs. What appeared to be use has become abuse.
Many people in their youth may experiment with mind-altering substances. For some, that pattern of behaviour may follow on into their later life. Some people, through trauma in their life, take to alcohol or get lost in a drug haze.
You may delay trying to get help because of social stigma around social addiction, are unable to admit you are in trouble and remain in denial, sometimes for years or decades.
With hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and drug and alcohol counselling, these problems can be overcome very quickly with your co-operation.
We also practice naturopathic medicine so we look after your physical needs and work in co-ordination with other professionals.
The realities of police screening
At the end of 2006, police in NSW gained the right to pull over and drug test motorists. They can test for cannabis, ice and ecstasy. This now means if you are a user or abuser, you can be screened at any time.
An initial oral fluid test is taken through the driver’s window. If the police find the test positive, you are required to give a second oral sample in a police support vehicle. If you test positive to that second test, your sample will go to a lab to be tested.
If the presence of any of those three drugs is confirmed, you will be required to appear in court, charged with driving with the presence of an illicit drug. Penalties for first offences include $1,100 fine and licence disqualification. Harsher penalties apply for second offences. If you are involved in a road fatality, whilst over 0.05 alcohol or test positive for drugs in your system, you can be sent to jail for 14 years, whether you are responsible for the accident or not.
How would losing your licence affect your life?
Impacts of alcohol and drug abuse
Drugs and alcohol have devastating effects on many people’s lives including social isolation, loss of partners, friends, family, job and social status.
You, as someone with an addiction, are the last person to recognise the problems.
You may suffer enormous physical damage to your body caused by your addiction, including
- Fatty liver
- Liver failure
- Cardiovascular disease
- Memory loss
- Damage to the temperature control mechanism in the brain
- Sudden onset of schizophrenia
Hypnotherapy, along with drug and alcohol counselling, is a very fast way to help you overcome addictions, but of course you need commitment to the program and awareness that you can live quite comfortably without addictive substances.
The United Nations estimates that at least a quarter of a billion people from fifteen years onwards used drugs in 2015. Whilst this may include many illegal drugs it does not include the use of alcohol that causes detrimental effects physical, mentally and socially. If we take in those figures, which, are certainly under reported we can probably add at least another two-hundred million.
Around nearly 200,000 people die every year as a direct primary result of illicit drug use, not including alcohol. The secondary effects of cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, premature senile dementia, respiratory failure, cancer and suicide raises that figure into the hundreds of millions.
This, however, does not record the problems people encounter from the side effects of prescription medications to which they have become addicted on the advice of their doctors.
The 2018 Cambridge study published in The Lancet Medical Journal of 600,000 people in many countries worldwide found that excessive alcohol use shortened a person’s life span considerably. In heavy drinkers the physical results of alcohol consumption can, without warning, lead to Sudden Death Syndrome through organ failure in people as young as 16-18 years old. It further causes reduced cognitive abilities through the death of brain cells in people of any age.
There are no upsides to experiencing out-of-control substance abuse, whether that is a full-time addiction or you are a binge drinker or party drug abuser.
The O’Keefe 6-Step Program to Drug and Alcohol Recovery
Many years ago I devised a 6 step program that I use with people to to help you overcome drug or alcohol addiction very quickly. I now teach this program to other hypnotherapy professionals.
I spent decades, after seeing thousands of addicts, researching how to put the program together. I only teach the program to hypnotherapy professionals because I know hypnotherapy is the fastest way to help you stop your addiction.
It can work with any substance abuse and helps you get your life back on course fast. I have helped thousands of patients overcome addiction and substance abuse in my clinics with the program, which is particularly accelerated with hypnosis.
It is the hypnosis that makes all the difference in the recovery in that it reaches down into your unconscious mind and helps change your behavioural routines for good.
Millions of people have recovered from drug and alcohol addiction and gone on to live a clean and sober life – and you can too.
I have helped many people recover from addictions over the years through hypnotherapy and drug and alcohol counselling and I continue to do so today in my clinic in Sydney.
Book your appointment with Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH by calling 02 8021 6429.
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. Counsellor, PACFA registered Mental Health Professional and Naturopath in Sydney. You can get help by booking an appointment with me at the Australian Health & Education Centre.