Imagine the torment of waking up every day with a chronic cough and a desire to pull out a cigarette and take a drag. This repetitive cycle is a definition for the lives of men and women who abuse tobacco and have developed a severe addiction to nicotine. No matter what time of day, no matter where they might be, these people will eventually do anything to get these addictive little sticks of death. On many occasions, the smokers will wake up one morning with the hopes of quitting, only to find themselves slipping down a muddy slope once again. Addiction is hard to overcome, no matter what drug a person may be using. Let’s take a closer look at an example of the hardships of daily life for smokers.
Some of us wake up to a musty pillow and dim morning light with happiness. Smokers, on the other hand, get a wake-up call in the for of a chronic cough, which can only be suppressed through using a cigarette. After getting out of bed, these people will fidget until they can get their hands on a stick. They will not only suffer from the drug but also feel guilt for not having the strength to quit. At this point, they may smoke two or three cigarettes to cope until work.
At work, the torture can be even worse. After three hours at the desk, a man or woman may start to fidget and become extremely angry or irritable, counting down the clock until they can smoke during the lunch hour. Sometimes, smokers will use three cigarettes to cope with the day before adding a fourth to add another shot of nicotine to get through work.
At this point, smokers’ social lives will begin to plummet. After running out of a pack of cigarettes, these people will run to stores and wait in line to get their hands on a new one. On a date, their boyfriends or girlfriends will cringe in disgust at the smell of tobacco on their clothes and hair.
Seeking Treatment for Nicotine Addiction and Tobacco Use
Always remember that drugs do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse or addiction troubles today.