Friday, April 22, 2005

Health + Transformation + Goal setting - Quitting Smoking

A friend at responded to one of my entries about quitting smoking:
I know, easier said than done.

Just a nugget of info I’ve learned about addictions in college:

Try creating new routines. When drug addicts relapse after treatment, it is often in an environment similar to where they used to use drugs. This environment has cues present, such as drug paraphernalia, a certain smell, furniture, etc.

What does that have to do with smoking? Well, nicotine is a drug. You may have certain times when you smoke that have become a part of your daily routine. That’s partly why people have a really hard time quitting. Cues are constantly present b/c smoking has become part of your daily routine. Elicit drugs have to be concealed, and as a consequence, have very specific times and locations where they are used. Try finding something incompatible with smoking or go to a totally new environment at the times you are used to smoking.

See more progress on: Quit Smoking

1 comment:

Brea said...

Yea! I'm glad you found my lengthy reply helpful :0D You can quit, I know you can! b/w thanks for checking out my photos. I guess I'll have to be more "artsy" with a seasoned professional watching! ;)