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If you’re addicted to nicotine, it can harm your mental and physical health. Nicotine affects your brain and can make you more anxious or depressed, and it can be hard to focus. Also, using nicotine increases your chances of getting cancer and heart disease. However, My Limitless Journeys can help you get the support and resources you need to quit smoking and overcome your nicotine addiction.
When nicotine from smoking cigarettes, vaping, or chewing tobacco enters the body, it activates brain receptors and releases dopamine and other neurotransmitters. This creates pleasurable sensations, and the enjoyable taste and smell of nicotine further reinforces this cycle. As a result, individuals become compelled to seek more nicotine to experience these positive effects repeatedly, leading to nicotine addiction. Quitting smoking can be difficult because of unwanted physical withdrawal symptoms including nicotine cravings, irritability, difficulty concentrating, depression, insomnia, and increased appetite.
To overcome nicotine addiction, a combination of lifestyle changes, medication, and support from loved ones is crucial. My Limitless Journeys provides treatments that effectively reduce cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms to aid in smoking cessation. Modifying one’s lifestyle and avoiding triggers such as being around smokers or visiting places where smoking was prevalent can significantly aid in the quitting process. Additionally, to reduce cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms, medications such as nicotine replacement therapy or bupropion may be prescribed. Counseling and support groups provide significant encouragement, direction, and emotional support for individuals commencing their journey to quit smoking.
Our residential homes in Encino, CA provide a convenient collegiate-style living experience for our clients. Each residence is staffed with 24/7 awake support and supervision to ensure a comfortable and safe environment. We offer meal plans and scheduled evening and weekend activities for entertainment during their stay. Transportation to most nearby appointments is provided during the first month at My Limitless Journeys Outpatient & Learning Center. For community-based activities outside this area, local transportation can be utilized.
My Limitless Journeys was established and is mainly operated by individuals who have experienced the transformative power of recovery through working the 12 steps. Our dedication stems from a profound passion for sobriety and assisting adults in addressing emotional, behavioral, and alcohol or drug addiction concerns.Our Facility
My Limitless Journeys works with all major insurance companies such as Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross (accepting most BCBS Blue Card plans), First Health, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, MHN, TriCare West and Quantum Health and Private Pay Insurance.