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Sometimes, preparing to quit smoking can seem as tedious and, to an extent, as exciting as preparing for a baby or packing for a vacation. Making sure you have the proper supplies for such a big event ahead of time can be a total lifesaver, especially when your life is about to change for the better. Unlike a baby’s birthday or a vacation package, though, readying yourself for withdrawal and recovery isn’t pleasant, as you will have to suffer from an onslaught of nicotine cravings and subsequent anxiety. However, we are happy to tell you that you can easily pack for the journey ahead. Let’s take a closer look at how you can prepare your supplies for a life without cigarettes.

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Coping with nicotine addiction isn’t the easiest sickness to deal with, given the fact that this drug has been a part of your body for months or even years. On that note, you will need a few “coping mechanisms” to help you with your subsequent quirks and cravings. Here is a look at the grocery list you might compile:

  • Flavored toothpicks;
  • Hard candies, particularly cinnamon or butterscotch-flavored;
  • Sunflower seeds still in the shell;
  • Cinnamon sticks;
  • Herbal teas and honey;
  • Flavored water; and
  • Veggies and fruits (not the canned variety).

Turn “Can’t” into “Can”

Keeping your mouth occupied is one thing, but maintaining your strength is another beast entirely. Always remember to stay positive by being counterproductive. If you sense a negative thought, turn it into a happy one. For example, if you are thinking “I cannot stop think about cigarettes,” force this through your mind: “I CAN stop thinking about cigarettes.” You are strong enough to conquer anything, and you must always tell yourself this.

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.