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Ultimately, deciding to quit cigarettes will be one of the best decisions of your life, not only for your mind but also for your body. Imagine that, for months or possibly years, you have been inhaling a flood of toxic chemicals, cigarette smoke, and an addictive drug called nicotine. Although the process of withdrawal can be overwhelming at times, with symptoms including insomnia, restlessness, anger, irritability, and sweating, you will definitely begin to notice some major changes for the better. For today, let’s take a closer look at some health benefits you will experience after the first two days of quitting cigarettes.

Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Cigarettes are jam-packed with nicotine and carbon monoxide (two chemicals that serve as stimulants), and, once you quit smoking, you will begin to feel a bit more relaxed. Your blood pressure and heart rate will completely reach normal levels within the first 20 minutes of abstinence. In 12 hours, you will be completely back to normal.

Smelling and Tasting

Inhaling a flood of smoke and noxious chemicals for months, and even years, can put a damper on your taste buds and render the foods and drinks you once enjoyed seemingly flavorless. However, in the first 48 hours of abstinence, you will quickly notice that foods and beverages are definitely starting to taste better.

The same can be said for your sense of smell, which cigarette chemicals stifle. Once you quit smoking, your sense of smell will become sharper and more effective than ever before.

Loss of Withdrawal

Most importantly, though, you will start to taper out of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms in the first 48 hours after abstinence. Technically, the last remnants of nicotine will flush out of your system after the first three days, but you may still feel a bit irritable and restless during this time. However, we can happily tell you that, after a month, your brain will start to feel clear again.

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.