Do you smoke? Do you want to quit? Are you are ready to stop for good? The benefits of quitting begin almost immediately. Here’s what improves in your body when you stop smoking:
4 Hours After Quitting
- Blood pressure decreases
- Pulse rate drops
- Blood circulation improves
8 Hours After Quitting
- Carbon Monoxide level in blood drops to normal
- Blood oxygen level increases to a more normal range
24 Hours After Quitting
- Chance of heart damage begins to decrease
48 Hours After Quitting
- Damaged nerve cells begin to rejuvenate
- Your ability to smell and taste improves
Are you ready to smoke your last cigarette?
For more than 30 years we have been helping people just like you “kick the habit” for good.
With help from your individualized treatment plan, you can stop smoking — once and for all. Your treatment will minimize the stress and difficulty involved in stopping smoking.
There is no need to tough it out when treatments can help you transition from being a smoker to a non-smoker. Treatment options, based on your specific needs, range from nicotine replacement therapies, to learning hypnotic techniques, to the newest and most effective prescription medications.
Our effective program includes:
- A comprehensive medical review.
- An assessment of the social and emotional stressors in your life.
- Individualized treatment to suit your particular circumstances and needs.
Your commitment to taking care of yourself and willingness to be a partner in your recovery are essential to accomplish your goal of smoking your last cigarette. Your doctor will be your coach to support your success in recovery from smoking addiction.
One of the most powerful smoking cessation strategies is hypnotherapy. Everyone has their own individual capacity for entering a hypnotic state.
Once this is assessed, your doctor will develop individualized strategies for you. You will be taught how to used these self-hypnosis strategies to help you stop smoking.
We know that smoking can lead to physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, food craving, and sleeplessness. Withdrawal symptoms are the first and most powerful hurdle that the person seeking “freedom from smoking” must face.
Biological therapies such as nicotine patches, and medications can help.
Let us help you address your concerns. Call Potomac Grove Psychiatry today for an appointment: 301-963-0060.