In recent months I have become aware that weight loss clients that have had bariatric surgery have been struggling with alcohol abuse. In addition to learning hypnosis for weight loss, they are learning self hypnosis and other mindfulness techniques that allow them to make the mental and emotional changes to be clean and sober. Medical doctors and bariatric clinics have been referring their patients to Slender For Life™ prior to bariatric surgery so that they can learn the weight loss hypnosis tools to lose weight and keep it off.

After Bariatric Surgery, Alcohol Abuse More Likely

WebMD Health News, June 18, 2012: Two years after weight loss surgery, people may be particularly vulnerable to alcohol abuse problems. That news comes from a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

“What we found was more gastric bypass patients reported symptoms of alcohol use disorder in the second year after surgery, compared to pre-surgery or the first year after surgery,” researcher Wendy C. King, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, tells WebMD.

More than half of those who had alcohol issues after surgery did not have them before, King says. The alcohol gets to the small intestine more quickly. Some patients say they feel the effects of alcohol more quickly than they did before the surgery.
Alcohol use disorders were also more likely to develop in men, younger people, recreational drug users, smokers, people who felt socially isolated, and people who drank two or more drinks per week.

As a result of the bypass procedure, the alcohol doesn’t get metabolized normally.

“I tell people they should absolutely not drink alcohol at all if they have the gastric bypass,” says Robin Blackstone, MD, president of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

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Over the years I have had many weight loss clients who had previously had bariatric surgery come to me for weight loss counseling because they weighed more than they did prior to surgery. They learned the hypnosis for weight loss techniques that I teach with Slender For Life™. Using the tools of weight loss hypnosis, they are able to lose weight and keep it off. Become a healthier you with self hypnosis.

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