Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Aversion Therapy

I saw someone else write about aversion therapy. I wanted to research it more because I really think all of my friends need this kind of therapy to break their addictions to nicotine. I think many I know have grown so accustomed to just having something in-between their lips, because all of them, and I mean all of them, complain multiple times a day about how much they want to quit because of how sick smoking/vaping makes them feel. They complain of it being hard to breath, anxiety, sore throat, loss of appetite, stomach problems, and I believe all of it. This is truly another pandemic we are facing other than Covid-19, I just am scared to see what this does to them 20 years from now, because we still don't know much about vaping. 

Anyway, Aversion therapy is " a type of behavioral therapy that involves repeat pairing an unwanted behavior with discomfort. For example, a person undergoing aversion therapy to stop smoking might receive an electrical shock every time they view an image of a cigarette. The goal of the conditioning process is to make the individual associate the stimulus with unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations "

As far as vaping, the people who have been chain vaping for many years that I know already associate negative stimulus and unwanted affects from the vaping alone, however a shock might not be a bad idea at this point. Who knows, it might add years to their lives if successful. 


1 comment:

  1. I found your post to be very informative. I too had friends that vaped and would associate vaping with a calming feeling, but overall they have anxiety after they are finished with vaping. I am unsure if vaping should have a shock therapy because it may not be useful. It will take self control for people to stop vaping, some do after they have negative side effects for a long while.