The majority of day to day problems we encounter are resolved by our ability to research the problem and find a solution. This could be anything from a cake not rising, to a car not starting. A person who likes to bake, is likely to have easy access to information about baking cakes. Just as a person who likes tinkering with cars, is likely to have easy access to information about car mechanics.
A great deal of literature makes the assumption you already know what a neurotransmitter is, what a receptor is, and for that matter, what a neuron is.
The more we know about something, the more we come to understand it. The more we understand something, the more we are likely to find a fix when that something goes wrong. Nicotine and its affect on the brain is no exception to this rule.
The more you know about the brain and how nicotine affects it, the more empowered you will be to quit smoking and heal.
Of course, learning about nicotine addiction and the brain isn’t exactly the easiest thing to achieve. It can be very complicated, and the information made available to us is generally not toned down to a level that most of us will easily comprehend.
Having at least some understanding of the brain, means you are more likely to understand how nicotine causes you to think you want a cigarette.
A great deal of literature aimed at smokers wishing to learn more about nicotine addiction, makes the assumption you already know what a neurotransmitter is, what a receptor is, and for that matter, what a neuron is. There is often no real effort to provide readers with a basic blueprint of the brain.
Having at least some understanding of the brain, means you are more likely to understand how nicotine causes you to think you want a cigarette. It is also more likely to help you understand and identify, what is really happening when you quit smoking and start recovering from nicotine addiction.
If you want to quit smoking, I highly recommend you take the time to really understand your affliction. The age old adage, “knowledge is power,” is very true.
It is especially powerful during those really tough days, when the desire to smoke seems so real and something you genuinely want to do. Anyone who truly understands their addiction, will know with confidence, that those desires will break down and the real “you,” the “you” that decided to quit smoking, will ultimately win.
In an attempt to make this easier, I have published a series of tutorials under the “Know Your Addiction” section of the site.
These tutorials aim to guide you to a better understanding of nicotine addiction. I have also added useful links to video on each of the subjects discussed.
If you have any questions, shoot me an email, or ideally, leave a comment in the reply section below each tutorial.