Understand why you started smoking and why it is so hard to stop.
Explore the core issues underlying tobacco addiction
Identify what role tobacco plays in your life
Deal with cravings and the effects of nicotine withdrawal
Develop a deep understanding of the issue of pain, as it relates to smoking and smoking cessation
Explore sabotage, (internal, external, and cultural)
Develop tools to help you cope with pain and sabotage during the recovery process.
Develop an overall strategy to stop smoking
Develop a complete recovery plan
Design and implement a specific daily action plan
Learn new life skills
Participate in long term follow-up to remain tobacco free
*A comprehensive tobacco cessation program created by the University of Florida, Patient Support International and the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC )
"Tobacco is medication for pain. It may not start out that way for everyone but over time we all slowly begin to rely on tobacco to ease the pain of life. Before we realize it, we are addicted."
"When we stop smoking we begin to experience our feelings more fully. This can be uncomfortable at first but can also be a time of incredible growth and self awareness."
Smokers Treatment Center
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Live in the moment
Trust the journey
Challenge your limitations
Humour the way
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