Cigarettes deliver the “free-base” form of nicotine to the brain. Just like crack cocaine is more addictive than plain cocaine, free base nicotine is much more powerful than plain nicotine. That’s why even the idea of giving up cigarettes can be so depressing. The good news is that, unlike many other drugs, nicotine addiction can […]
Smoking is a complicated thing. Smokers feel that smoking is important for many reasons. It can help them feel more comfortable with their friends. Some use cigarettes to help control weight. A very common feeling is that smoking helps to relieve stress by helping people feel relaxed and satisfied.
Very few smokers who try to quit without help are successful. Nicotine changes the way the brain works. Nicotine is more addictive than alcohol, heroin or cocaine. Quitting smoking is not just about breaking a bad habit and it is certainly not just about willpower. Even those of us who are able to put cigarettes […]
While nicotine leaves your system within a few days of quitting, the effects of nicotine on your brain are more long lasting than that. Your brain needs time to heal, sometimes up to a few years. During that time, it’s not uncommon to feel a subtle desire to pick up a cigarette. A slip is […]
Believe it or not, smoking is enjoyable for smokers. The cigarette is the easiest way to deliver nicotine to the brain, and nicotine is one of the most powerful drugs creating satisfaction. It works so well because it turns on the “gut instinct” part of the brain, and that instinct tells the smoker they’re safe, […]
Whenever I think about quitting, I get this uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach. What’s going on?
Most smokers know smoking is not good for them. But their gut instincts tell them quitting is a bad idea. That sets up a conflict that many smokers deal with for decades… wanting to quit but not wanting to quit at the same time! This can result in feelings of shame, embarrassment, and a fear […]
I watched my mom struggle and die with lung cancer from smoking, but I’m still not scared enough to quit. How is that even possible?
Motivation to quit is complicated. It’s not because you don’t understand how bad smoking is for you. And it’s not because you don’t care about your health. It’s because nicotine is a powerfully addictive drug that is capable of motivating us to keep using, more so than even alcohol or heroin. The fact that you […]
In India we offer the clients inpatient or residential drug treatment where they get an opportunity to get away from the mundane routine which can be full of triggers. Instead, being at a facility that offers luxury and keeps them away from any drug indulgence it gives them a chance to solely focus on their […]
At The Alpha Healing Center, their team of Western trained and licensed drug specialists has years of collective understanding and experience in dealing with all forms of drug addiction. In fact, some of their addiction counsellors are in recovery themselves, permitting them to also pull from personal experience. Apart from the counselling team, they have […]
The Alpha Healing Center offers exceptionally affordable prices, often just one-third of the price of comparable or lesser quality known dependency rehabs around the world. Though, it important that they consult with one of their staff members for the precise costing, as that will depend on the length of their stay and insurance policy.