In many ways, addiction recovery is like a rigorous physical workout. You not only have to retrain your body to respond to stimuli, now that a toxic stimulant is out of your system, but you also have to build up the will and the stone-cold desire to stop smoking all the way around. Consider the fact that 70 out of 100 people regret picking up that first cigarette, but they still continue taking drags every day. Don’t wait for your body to feel ready to quit. Always make the next move to get healthy, just like a weight loss program. Let’s take a closer look at how you can build up those “quit muscles” for nicotine withdrawal.
First, Change Your Mind
Building up the will and determination to stop smoking cigarettes is the key to success, but you must take this process one step at a time. With each day, you build more strength and resilience against those pesky cravings. Freedom is a total state of mind for nonsmokers fighting their urges.
Start on the Right Path
So, how are you supposed to deal with the dumpster fire of joy that accompanies cravings, anxiety, irritability, and flu-like symptoms? After you smash that last cigarette, you will immediately suffer from these problems plus much more, if you smoked for years and years. Sometimes, you will feel like you can’t break out of that icy prison of nicotine addiction. The fact of the matter is that warmer waters lay ahead, but only if you know how to turn your ship in the right direction. Will you set sail for stormy, icy seas or set a course for a tropical paradise of healing? The choice is yours.
Seeking Treatment for Cigarette Use
Remember that addiction can be triggered by one shot of alcohol or a single puff of a cigarette, but the true danger of this sickness is that you cannot fully determine how much you have to consume before your mind forms an attachment. Social smoking is just as dangerous as chronic smoking, on many levels, but you do not have to smoke to have a good time. Remember, drugs cannot determine if you have fun and do not have control over your life.
If you are suffering from a severe case of drug abuse or addiction, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of alcohol withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.