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Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Residential Treatment Program: John's Experience

Posted by @MakalaJohnson in Mental Health, Jul 5, 2011

The Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence 8-Day Residential Treatment Program is an intensive program for people who have not been effectively treated with less intensive interventions. If you are one of those persons that has "tried everything" this program was designed for you. The program provides residential treatment in a protected, smoke-free environment. Participants stay on the Mayo Medical Center campus throughout the program under the supervision of our professional staff. The Program will address your dependence upon tobacco, combining the best research in human behavior and medicine to help you quit. The Program is designed to provide you with the tools you need to live a tobacco-free life. Classroom lectures, group therapy, individual therapy, and wellness sessions are all a part of your treatment, but the effectiveness of the treatment is dependent upon what you bring to the program. The investment of your energy, focus, and commitment will play just as much of a role in your success as any formal therapy we can offer you, so come prepared to work! The Nicotine Dependence Center's Residential Treatment Program has excellent results: about 52 percent of participants -- all long-term, heavily dependent tobacco users -- remain tobacco-free 12 months after completing the program. This is compared to success rates of 15-25 percent for those who try less intense treatment programs. We invite you to begin a journey that starts as you enter this program, but continues long after you leave. And remember, we will be there to help you every step of the way. John was a patient in the program and put this video together to share his experiences.

Tags: tech, nicotine, Matthew Clark PhD, smoking cessation

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