Patient Stories

The Power of Suggestion

Over the years, Salem resident Barbara Mahoney, 72, tried everything to quit her 52-year, pack-a-day cigarette smoking addiction. She managed to quit a few times, once for over a ear, but some crisis would come up and she’d pick up a cigarette to calm her nerves. It’s not that she lacked motivation or didn’t understand or suffer the health effects from smoking, but she couldn’t break the physical and mental addiction.   Read more