I had a patient who had come in to my clinic to quit smoking. He was smoking 30 cigarettes a day and had tried to quit before but to no avail. On the first night of our smoking cessation class, I taught him a simple practice.
Good article on smoking, addictions in general and how addiction counseling can help. Many times we might not think of smoking as a serious addiction but it can be just as addictive as some illegal drugs. Just because something is socially acceptable does not mean it is right. Smoking kills! Smoking causes cancer, in not only the smoker but others around them as well. Plus smoking stains your teeth and makes you smell really bad. That is why we need good Substance Abuse Counseling. By using the same techniques as they deploy with illegal drugs, a trained substance abuse counselor can help you put down those cigarettes for good!
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