Nicotine has been with mankind for centuries and cigarettes have been available for ages now. About 20 million men and 18 million women smoke and tobacco use by teens continues to be widespread.
Nicotine is an addicting substance. This is true when tobacco is smoked. The effect is similar to taking nicotine. Nicotine increases certain neurotransmitters in the brain: dopamine, Norepinephrine, and serotonin. These neurotransmitters create euphoria in the pleasure center of the brain. This is the major reason nicotine is so addicting. Some individuals are addicted after the first cigarette. Nicotine not only works through the pleasure center of the brain but is also a stimulant. This adds to addicting potential.
Detox, withdrawal, and cravings for nicotine are significant. Nicotine is a very addicting substance and at least 90% of smokers who want to quit relapse. The first 72 hours are the worst. When the nicotine addict’s serum levels drop below a certain point, the withdrawal and cravings for nicotine begin.
The detox and withdrawal from nicotine are marked by anxiety, irritability, headaches, and agitation. The cravings for nicotine can last for years and usually do. The odor of cigarette smoke or seeing other people use tobacco products can create strong cravings for the drug.
The harmful side effects of tobacco use are well-known. Tobacco kills over 440,000 people every year. Cancer, COPD, heart disease, and strokes are the big killers. The death toll from this addiction is insane. Second-hand smoke is also lethal. The more we learn about tobacco products, the worse it is. Nicotine addicts are having more problems socially and at work. Society does not like smoking.
There are medical treatments or therapies for recovery from nicotine or cigarettes addiction. Some herbs and supplements help with smoking cessation and nicotine addiction. Individuals who are nicotine dependent or involved in smoking cessation can benefit from these non-addicting, affordable herbal supplements. These herbal supplements are natural and can be taken as needed. These therapies to treat smoking or nicotine addiction, withdrawal, detox, and/or cravings should be continued for at least 2 years. It takes that long to normalize the electrical and chemical changes in the brain that occurred with ongoing nicotine addiction.
Behavioral and cognitive therapy is important for any smoking cessation program. It would be wise. There are 12-Step programs for just about everything, including AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous), CA (Cocaine Anonymous), OA (Overeaters Anonymous), and Nicotine Anonymous. Recovery from nicotine and smoking cessation are lifelong journeys. You can get the best treatment for smoking addiction at our rehabilitation centre in New Delhi. Contact us to get more details.