Prior to undergoing treatment you will meet a physician who will discuss your quit plan and perform a physical examination.
- Your concerns and fears of quitting.
- The nature of nicotine addiction.
- The physical, psychological and behavioral aspects of smoking.
- Withdrawal symptoms and what you can do to cope with them.
- Your smoking patterns to understand and monitor in order to anticipate and avoid temptation triggers.
- Stress management strategies like relaxation exercises and positive thinking.
- Quitting requires attention to both the biology and psychology of smoking.
- Medically supervised intervention is safe and effective.
The initial physical and psychological examination will include:
You will need to be driven by someone. The physician will give you oral anti-anxiety medication and perform the injectable treatment. Once home, you will apply the skin patch behind the ear and leave on for three days.
You will be given a prescription for three medications. This helps inhibit the desire for nicotine and minimizes the physical effects of nicotine withdrawal. Buspar and Wellbutrin Skin patch which will need to be filled before you receive the injection Oral anti-anxiety medication for the injectable treatment
MEASURING YOUR ONGOING SUCCESS
You may be asked to return for follow-ups with the physician who will monitor your progress and quit plan.
We will assist you in helping you set a quit date and provide resources on requesting the support of family, friends and colleagues. Tobacco dependence is a chronic condition that often requires repeated intervention to avoid relapse from a physical, social and psychological aspect. These areas will be discussed when developing your quit plan.
THE ROLE OF DRUGS IN QUITTING
The introduction of buproprion (Wellbutrin) and busirone (Buspar) as an aid in smoking cessation is probably a sign of things to come. Better understanding of how smoking influences the brain will probably lead to better drugs to help smokers quit. Buproprion (Wellbutrin) and buspirone (Buspar) illustrate the fact that quitting smoking requires a lot of attention to both the biology and psychology of smoking. As with all options available for quitting, but they have to take the first step and continue to work to keep temptations from undermining their efforts.
Withdrawal symptoms are the physical and mental changes that occur following interruption or termination of drug use. We have prescribed medications to assist in minimizing withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms are normally temporary and are a product of the physical or psychological adaptation to long-term nicotine or drug
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