January 31, 2010

Smoking remains one of the most addictive and unhealthy habits. Breaking the smoking habit is difficult but rewarding.

Research indicates that a combination of approaches (including social support, gradual reduction in nicotine dependency through several means, addressing the psychological addiction, and relaxation training) seems to work best.

The more often a person attempts to quit, the more likely they are to eventually succeed. The typical ex-smoker tried to quit many times before finally succeeding. Don’t give up; you can beat the cigarette habit.

Hoover & Associates’ team of licensed psychologists, counselors, and social workers is here to offer you help and guidance. We’ve been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1985. We’re conveniently located at 16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200 (2nd floor), Tinley Park, IL, 60477. Our offices are conveniently located near Orland Park, Orland Hills, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Matteson, Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Markham, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Crestwood, Palos Heights, Palos Park, and Palos Hills. Call to make an appointment: 708-429-6999.