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By WOODRIDGE CLINIC
August 06, 2018
Category: Health Problems

Quit SmokingQuitting smoking can take multiple tries, particularly if you don't have a strong support system to help you when you experience strong cravings. The doctors at the Woodridge Clinic, with offices in Woodridge, Lombard, and Lemont, IL, offer smoking counseling services designed to help patients meet their goals.

Smoking counseling can help even if you've tried to quit before

Resigning yourself to life as a smoker may seem to be the best option if you haven't been successful in your smoking cessation attempts in the past. Although you may have been able to get through a few days, weeks, or even months without a cigarette, cravings can be hard to ignore, particularly if you're already feeling stressed or depressed. A smoking counseling session with your Woodridge, Lombard, or Lemont doctor can give you the tools you need to finally quit.

Although your friends and family members may try to understand why it's so hard to quit smoking, it may be impossible for them to relate to your struggle if they've never smoked themselves. Your doctor knows just how addictive smoking is and can offer counseling, strategies and resources that will help you avoid lighting up.

As part of your treatment plan, he or she may recommend:

  • Medications That Make Quitting Easier: Nicotine patches and other medications that allow you to gradually decrease your nicotine intake may help you decrease your dependence on the addictive substance. Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications.
  • Talk Therapy: Talking about your struggle to quit smoking and the challenges of life without nicotine and tobacco products can help you increase your resolve to stop smoking. Whether you prefer individual or group therapy, counseling sessions may be just what you need to avoid giving in to your cravings.
  • Telephone Support: Your doctor may recommend telephone services staffed by counselors who can offer support and advice 24 hours a day.

Would you like to finally stop smoking? Smoking counseling may offer the ideal method for you. Schedule an appointment with the doctors at the Woodridge Clinic by calling (630) 910-1177 for the Woodridge, IL, office, (630) 620-6255 for the Lombard office, or (630) 754-8710 for the Lemont office.

By WOODRIDGE CLINIC
August 03, 2016
Category: Health
Tags: smoking  

Quitting cigarettes can be a challenge, but we are here to make it easier.

There is no doubt that cigarettes are addictive. And cigarette smoking is responsible for many health issues from lung cancer to heart smokingattacks and strokes. If you’ve been looking to quit smoking but have been finding it difficult, we understand. The physicians at the Woodridge Clinic in Illinois are here to help make quitting a bit easier.

Nicotine withdrawal can be a challenging problem. If you have started to quit smoking, you may be experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Irritability, anxiety or anger
  • Problems concentrating
  • Tobacco cravings
  • Increased hunger

Because of these withdrawal symptoms, it can be hard to not start smoking again. That’s where our Woodridge doctors come in to provide you with a program that will help get those cravings and withdrawal symptoms under control so you can quit for good. In fact, even the CDC says that people who talk to their doctors about quitting are more likely to actually quit smoking.

Here are two big ways we help people with their smoking cessation goals:

Counseling

You can choose from either one-on-one or group counseling. We find that many people benefit from group counseling because you get to encourage one another and get helpful advice from others going through the exact same process you are. And one-on-one sessions can be a great way to focus on your own goals and to learn some tips that are designed specifically to meet your needs.

Medications

We can also provide information on certain medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, that can help wean you away from cigarettes. These medications can be found in gum, inhaler or even patch form; however, we find that these medications often work best in conjunction with smoking counseling support.

Contact the Woodridge Clinic

If you are finding it hard to stop smoking then it’s time you called the Woodridge Clinic to find out more about our smoking counseling program. Don’t you owe it to yourself and your family to get the support you need to quit smoking in Woodridge, IL?