My grandmother started smoking cigarettes when she was in 10th grade. At this phase of life, you are eager to try out everything and anything. Smoking was one of these things. Learn her story and see how NAD therapy helped her quit smoking.
Smoking is Cool
She saw movie stars smoking cigarettes in slow motion and it intrigued her. She started to believe that smoking was synonymous to style. Something that makes you look cool and teleports you to a ‘Rise Above All’ state of mind.
Many would argue. However, cigarettes have been glorified in movies (though subtly) way too much. Young folks try to imitate what their favorite stars do on the screen, and cigarettes are no exception.
Smoking is a State of Mind
At first, cigarettes helped her stand out from the crowd. It was something she could brag about because it was an ‘adult' thing to do. After all, her classmates needed to ask permission from their parents before leaving the house while she was doing something ‘adult'. It made her feel superior and she loved it.
Slowly and gradually, she started seeking refuge in cigarettes.
By the time she reached graduation, her craving for cigarettes grew more and more. She even noticed how her body had gotten used to it.
She started to experience constipation if she didn't smoke and would feel irritated.
Every Atom Craved Cigarettes
It was so bad that she couldn’t keep from sneaking out to steal a few drags of smoke. Non-smokers kept telling her that it kills but much to their disappointment she kept living in denial.
Years went by and she continued smoking. She actually made a lot of good friends over smoke breaks at workplaces, and this made her even more loyal towards this social drug.
Smoking wasn’t just a pastime anymore, it was an institution, and she was perhaps its most loyal volunteer.
The Bubble Burst
It was not until she reached 28 that the perils of smoking started to show up. Every time the weather changed, she began to develop pulmonary infections.
Her doctor kept pleading for her to quit smoking, but cigarettes by then ruled her life.
Smoking was an excuse to ditch the world and enjoy time alone. It gave her time to think about life and where it was going.
Living in Denial
She didn't give a damn about what people had to say and always looked the other way when people criticized her smoking habit. When she reached 30, she was living a sedentary lifestyle and worked in an office.
The moment of epiphany came when her company decided to take its employees out for a picnic and organized races as a part of their rejuvenation program.
She tried to run but her stamina went out in a few strides, and her heart started beating so hard it scared her.
The Truth is Hard
She was traumatized, who wouldn’t be? She tried to quit smoking cold turkey, but the cessation got the better of her. Insane mood swings, chronic constipation, sleep deprivation, and frustration developed. So she started smoking again.
Many people have been in her situation and can testify that quitting cold turkey is the worst solution when it comes to quitting smoking. Solutions like geek bar vape products are known to be less harmful than smoking and can contain the nicotine needed to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine patches and gums are other ways smokers can quit the habit.
However many of these ways to quit or reduce smoking were not available to my grandmother back in those days or were not as effective as they are now. She barely had any support.
But just when she thought that she wouldn’t be able to break through the shackles of cigarettes, a friend told her about NAD drug addiction therapy.
NAD Therapy for Smoking
It is a proprietary therapy developed by the researchers at Springfield Wellness Center in Louisiana. This therapy is intended to minimalize cessation experienced by substance abusers after they quit drugs.
The cessations are mostly due to the brain damage that substance abuse causes.
The NAD therapy is a nutritionally-invasive therapy that helps restore the brain functions and sends is to the pre-substance abuse phase, thus fighting off the cravings and repairing the damage caused by addiction.
This therapy restores chemical balance in the brain and also gives you complete detox. She started taking this therapy and found it good for anyone who wishes to quit substance abuse without any collateral damage.
Thankfully, within a few months, NAD drug addiction therapy helped her completely overcome her cravings.
Beth McC -- Midwest Redhead
This is an interesting article, but really doesn’t explain how the NAD therapy works. I don’t mean scientifically, but the steps a person takes during therapy. The article link sent me to a site in Atlanta which certainly doesn’t help or encourage me in the Midwest. I’d like to see this post expanded.
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We’ll see what we can do about updating the article. Thanks for your input.