Nicotine Addiction Kills. Get Help with Archstone Recovery’s Outpatient Programs in Florida (FL)
If you’re a smoker, you’ve probably heard it all before: smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease, and a whole lot of other life-threatening conditions. It’s true. And those of us who have lost loved ones to it know that lung cancer is a slow, excruciatingly painful, horrible way to die. Its short-term effects aren’t much fun either: you stink, you’re giving all of your money to tobacco companies, and airplane travel is even more uncomfortable—not to mention that employers are raising smokers’ health insurance premiums and even, in some recent cases, refusing to hire smokers. But you know this. Maybe you feel like the pleasure you get from smoking is “worth it.” Or maybe you’re dealing with depression or self-esteem issues and smoking is a slow, non-dramatic way for you to be self-destructive.
People smoke for complicated reasons, and that’s why quitting smoking can be complicated, too. For so many smokers, it’s just not as simple as chewing nicotine gum or going cold turkey. Even if you urgently need to quit—to avoid getting diabetes, say, or to avoid losing your health insurance—you may find yourself relapsing again and again. The truth is, nicotine is one of the most physically addictive substances out there. It might not have the dramatic effects of heroin or alcohol, but it’s every bit as addictive, and left untreated, nicotine addiction will kill you just as dead.
That’s why outpatient programs are a great option for people having difficulty quitting smoking. Quit rates for nicotine addicts who seek professional help are much higher than for those who try to go it alone. Archstone Recovery of the Palm Beaches can help—we offer the best nicotine addiction outpatient treatment program in South Florida. We understand that addiction affects the whole person, and we address the medical, psychological, and lifestyle issues that underpin nicotine addiction. Archstone Recovery’s outpatient facility is located in Lantana, Florida, convenient to the Palm Beaches and the metropolitan Miami/Dade region. Call Archstone Recovery today if you’re serious about quitting smoking.