There are some habits in this world that are hard to change in just a single snap. Such as the habits and vices that we have started to adapt as a part of our daily living. We know that these vices can be really dangerous to our health and body, and yet we still continue living with it. It is as if we can no longer live normally without its existence in our lives. Have you ever experienced this feeling? 

The greatest example of this is the addiction to nicotine. Do you know what it is? Nicotine is a substance  or alkaloid that is commonly found in cigarettes nowadays. This chemical substance is very addictive once the body of a person has consumed it.  What sounds ironic is that this nicotine alkaloid has served and has been used as a pesticide from a long time before. Doesn’t it sound quite alarming? 

Smoking has a lot of dangerous effects to our body. We can possibly get gangrene, heart attack, COPD which causes a rapid illness to the heart, impotence, peptic ulcer, chronic bronchitis, pancreas cancer, bladder cancer, myocardial infarction, esophagus cancer, larynx cancer, emphysema, asthma, Berger’s disease, lung cancerinfertility for womenand so much more. These are just some of the wonders of how smoking affects the body of a human being. However, despite the alarming effects that it may cause to our body, quitting in smoking seems to be very impossible for most people. 

Do you experience extreme salivation whenever you don’t smoke in a day? Or have you put together the habit of smoking right after eating? Can you consume 1 pack of cigarette sticks in 24 hours? Can you not live without a stick of cigarette in a day? 

If your answer to these questions is YES, then you are addicted to smoking. Have you ever tried quitting on your own? Just like you decided to stop all of a sudden? Have you stopped for a while but definitely got back to it after weeks or months? Some of us just do it on our own. We think that it is all in the mind. We expect that we can do it by ourselves. However, this is not true. How can we do that if there are some people who smoke in front of us? Are you not tempted to smoke as well? Even just by talking about it makes an addicted person salivate so much because of it. We have to face it. In smoking, if you want to quit, you need to have the help of other people. Most of all, you need to help yourself. Do not deny to the fact that you are addicted to it. Denying it would exacerbate the situation. If you really want to quit, then do so with the help of others. Do not ever be afraid. 

But it is best that you most probably need to seek a legal counselling from a doctor in order for you to easily make some steps to quit smoking. Indulging yourself with the awareness on what smoking can do to kill your body would help you decide whether to end this addiction or let it just kill your body slowly and softly. Smoking cannot kill you right away. But it can make you suffer a lot. So being educated and aware of what it can do to make your body slowly die, will surely give you the consciousness to take care of your body. 

From smoking with 20 sticks in a day, try lessening it to 18 sticks for the first week. For the second week, lessen it into 16 sticks per day. Until you reach into 10 sticks in a day. It is just a slow pacing kind of quitting, but it will help you and your body adjust to the changes that you want to see in your life. As time goes by, you will unconsciously lessen the cigarette sticks in a day until you have only 2 left, until you no longer like the taste of a cigarette.  

This is an effective way for you to condition your mind and your body to help you get through it. This is a long due process that takes time so you can let go of it. Because if you immediately stop smoking just because you decided not to, you will have a lot of tendencies and temptations to go back to smoking again.  

So make it a one time, big time action. Ask your family and friends to help you get through this process. Also keep in mind that you should avoid in hanging out with your friends who smoke a lot. Because you will be tempted to do the thing that you want to let go of. Ask for their cooperation, if need it be, tell them to do not smoke in front of you or somewhere that is highly visible to you.  

As you see, quitting in smoking is not just your problem. It is a problem of the community. It is a problem of those who can smell the smoke from second hand smoking. It is everyone’s problem. Therefore, feel comfortable and do not be shy to ask for the people’s help. The community would be more than happy to support you in the change that you are making in your life.  

Your life is important. Do not waste it on addicting vices and habits that can cause danger to your health and for other people as well. It is never too late to make some changes. It is never too late to quit smoking. Do not wait for another day to begin with it. There is no other time for you to do this change in your life, but now. 

Just always remind yourself, who are you doing this for? Why are you doing this? Why is it a must to do it now? Why does it benefit you? Do you have nothing to lose? This is a struggle of the community. This is the fight of the people whom you love. This is not just a battle between you and addictive smoking. This is everyone’s concern. Get in touch with us


Whenever you hear the word “narcotics,” what automatically pops up in your mind? Does it connote something medically inclined or does it sound like something negative and dangerous? Let us find out what narcotics can do for you dialectically. 

Narcotics in the form of opioids and opiates can be clinically prescribed by doctors. It is used in the field of medicine. To use the layman’s term, it is commonly known as morphine and heroine. Morphine is an organic product synthesized from opioids or opium which serves as a tranquilizer or pain reliever for patients in the modern world today. It is often used when a patient is suffering from too much pain or in a life and death condition. Another product of opioids is the heroin. Heroin can be dangerous as it is a habit-forming illegal drug that is most commonly abused by many. 

Heroin is one of the most rapidly high-increasing drugs that are most often abused throughout the US. This makes it alarming because of the fact that this can cause severe damage to the body and to the mental health of the one using it. The impact is very much felt in light of the fact that the level of severity of destruction among communities such as hold-ups, increasing cases of stealing, skyrocketing number of various crimes and other social issues that affect the people in the community.  

The use of heroin is frequently used in the form of inject. This way, the user can with no trouble feel the effect of the addictive drug. As the substance circulates through the bloodstream, its effects are like the outcome of the use of morphine. The addictive use of this can highly cause detrimental effects to the body in the long run. It can cause very devastating impacts to the organs such as damage in the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs and other various organs. For a short period of 

 time, it can affect the veins that may lead to breakdown of the circulatory system in the body; it can also cause infectious diseases and breathing problems; if the abuse and misuse of this drug continues, it may even cause life at stake. 

Imagine the detrimental social impact of this drug if not properly and carefully used. Due to the effects to the mental health, it may affect your relationship with your friends; it may lead to child abuse, domestic violence, loss of child custody, violence against women and children, broken marriages, and financial problems that can weaken the strong bond of your family. Aside from these, you can even get sexually transmitted diseases (STD) that you can get from shared needles. You can also get infectious diseases such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and human immune deficiency virus (HIV). These contagious diseases can totally bring your family at risk. If you know someone who is already addicted to this type of vices, do not hesitate and seek the help of expert doctors at Geelong Medical Centre immediately. The health of the user is not just the one which is at stake here, but also the health of the community and the peers around them too.  

There are various ways to make use out of narcotics. It can be used in a good way but it can also be used negatively. It can be really helpful in the medical field but if it is misused and abused, it can be harmful at the same time. So whenever it is clinically prescribed by a doctor, make sure that it will not defeat the sole purpose for the medication; because if not, this may aggravate the situation.