This book offers new strategies, techniques, and scripts for use with problem drinkers, alcoholism, drug addiction, and gambling addiction in an outpatient population. Five key addictions are addressed: alcohol abuse and dependency, drug abuse and addiction, gambling compulsions/obsessions and addictions, tobacco addiction (including cigars, pipes and chew), food addiction/compulsions. Many of the techniques and strategies incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities, including: cognitive-behavioral techniques, reframing and other NLP techniques, systematic desensitization, covert sensitization, 12-step-programs, guided imagery and meditation, and more. The techniques described can be employed both in and out of trance. The book begins with an overview of how the author does hypnosis and orients new patients to his approaches. Additional chapters deal with alcohol abuse, problem drinking, drug abuse and pathological gambling; and smoking cessation and weight loss.