GET ARMED FOR QUITTING CIGARETTES
In a manner of speaking, preparing to quit smoking takes the same amount of dedication as recovering from a surgery. Only this time, you, and not your surgeon, are 100% in control of your fate. Getting your body and brain equipped for the long crawl isn’t always easy, but it sure does pay off in the end. Imagine the benefits of a life without cigarette smoke, noxious chemicals, muted taste buds, and a sore throat. Needless to say, your urge to consume more nicotine will be overpowering and unbelievably annoying, but everything is worth it. For today, let’s take a look at how you can get armed for quitting cigarettes.
Sir Francis Bacon definitely coined a brilliant phrase when he stated that “knowledge is power.” In the case of addiction and recovery, or with any situation in life, the more you know, the stronger you will become. When you are preparing to cut off your supply of nicotine, you should educate yourself about the outcomes of addiction treatment and the risks of withdrawal. Cut through that smoker’s denial and build up your brain’s arsenal. That way, recovery won’t be as terrible, to an extent.
Keep a Journal
Imagine, your habits in middle school and high school can even pay off in the adult world. Journals are wonderful ways to vent your frustration and share happy moments, but these little books can also help you build a battle plan for your recovery. For example, you can develop lists to keep track of your reward system (those little moments or events you treat yourself with whenever you have battled a desire to smoke) or cravings (those unfortunate incidences where your urge to smoke becomes overbearing). You are only human, but the journal will help you feel much stronger.
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.