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 be treated fairly easily and effectively. Ask for help. You don’t just deserve to quit, you deserve to quit well.
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 down, find it difficult to stay off. The more help you get, the easier it will be to remain smoke free.
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 not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign that your brain hasn’t finished healing yet.
A slip doesn’t mean you are a smoker again. It is simply the time to ask for help and get back to quitting
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, comfortable and content when nicotine is around.
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 of failure.
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 can keep smoking despite your experience is not a function of how weak you are, it’s a function of how powerful nicotine is.
The fundamental difference between the way we address smoking and the way it has been thought about in the past is that we treat it as a medical condition that needs to be controlled… just like asthma or diabetes.
Our program builds the right attitude with the right frame of mind through counselling, therapies, holistic treatments and appropriate medications to derive Synergy.
Alpha Healing Center is an ISO certified Rehabilitation Center that has helped hundreds of patients quit smoking successfully by designing a plan that meets their individual needs. Our personalized treatment approach will work even for chronic smokers who have previously attempted to quit but relapsed later.
Nicotine replacement therapy & Bupropion are effective treatment to help quit smoking, however when combined with Counselling & Holistic therapies it works in synergy & hence helps individual begin the journey of quitting in 2 weeks followed by 6 months post discharge follow up
Do you find quitting chewing tobacco difficult? The reason you continue to use tobacco is not because you are weak-willed or irresponsible, but because nicotine is highly compelling once you are used to it.
The quitting process involves three steps:
This program will guide you through each of these steps.
We offer medical attention by specialised doctors for one on one session. We strongly believe that with the right tools of recovery that we possess the patient will soon regain control over their life. The two week program amidst nature enables you to focus on quitting the intake of chewing tobacco and connect with yourself along with a mindful experience.
The residential experience at Alpha is medically acclaimed to deliver a high recovery rate. The treatment is not only restricted to the residential program as we offer aftercare remote program once the patient has left the facility.
The program includes exclusive care by a team of experts.