There are lots of medications and therapies
available to make you quit smoking. These medications are beneficial as
they make it a lot more easier to give up smoking. They also help you
cope with the withdrawal symptoms. But, what are the other options if
yours is a severe case of nicotine addiction? Can these medications
Nicotine is a drug with a dangerous
addiction. It is found in the tobacco smoke along with 4000 chemicals
out of which around 60 are carcinogenic. Most of the smokers find it
difficult to get out from the clutches of nicotine. Even if you succeed
in abstaining from smoking for a few days, the chances of relapse are
very high because your body finds it difficult to cope with the nicotine
To cope with nicotine withdrawal symptoms
and make it easier for you to stop smoking, different smoking cessation
programs such as laser treatment, acupuncture, zyban, herbal medicines,
and nicotine replacement therapies are available. All these treatments
have their own pros and cons.
But what should one do in severe cases of drug addiction? Is it possible for the above medications to
cure the severe cases? Or, is there some other form of treatment
available to deal with them?
One such treatment for severe cases is to get in-house medical
treatments. In-house medical treatments simply mean admitting the addict
in an asylum or a rehabilitation center. When it is impossible for the
nicotine addict to kick smoking with the help of other ways, he has to
voluntarily or in consultation with the family get admitted in a
In a rehabilitation
center, the addict is under the constant observation of the health care
providers. The addict is made to go through different forms of
therapies, is made to think about finer things in life, and is made to
engage himself in his hobbies. When the authorities are convinced about
his full recovery, he is allowed to go home.
Severe nicotine addiction is rare, but not impossible. So before you light that
cigarette, just think about it!