Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Thoughts on Smoking as an Addiction

This week Denise brings us back to an interview with Eddie Salen of Diversified Intervention Group to revisit our thoughts about smoking as an addiction. What do you think?

Tobacco has been around a long time. In the past 10 to 20 years it has been discovered that Big Tobacco consciously added addictive properties to cigarettes since the 1950s in order to keep “lifetime” customers. Many experts believe that nicotine causes more dependence than any other drug including alcohol, cocaine, or heroin. What do you think? Do you smoke? Do you believe you have an addiction or just a habit?

This week’s topic is Smoking. Denise speaks with Eddie Salen, of Diversified Intervention Group, a non profit organization dedicated to helping addicts get on the road to recovery in an affordable way. The organization is a501(c)3 non-profit accepting donations for this cause.

Also, Denise reminds all listeners to make a date with her on her calendar for a free 45 minute telephone “brainstorming” session regarding any thoughts or problems you might be having with a loved one regarding addiction. Her experience, resources, and research might just help make your day a bit better!