Orange, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
The nationally recognized health insurance comparison site, HealthCompare, understands quitting smoking is hard enough, even for the healthy. But for those that suffer a second addiction with alcohol, it’s almost impossible.
A new study by Dr. Timothy Durazzo shows that learning, memory and cognitive function are all impaired when alcoholics try to quit smoking, making the undertaking of sobriety harder to handle.
But add trying to quit smoking on top of refraining from the drink that courses through the veins and there is a potentially damaging situation presented, especially when brain function is decreased and therefore the need to maintain abstinence is challenged.
Dr. Durazzo, who studied Veterans for his experiment, also determined that civilian population to be at the same risk for damage when it comes to quitting smoking and drinking.
He recommends a medically necessitated smoking cessation program that will help guide the patients through their every day lives while they try to adjust to the challenges they’ll face. The problem is programs like that are going to be expensive.
Smoking is an extremely addictive behavior and quitting is extremely difﬁcult. While 70% of smokers say they want to quit, only ﬁve percent quit in a given year. Having a policy that covers the programs patients’ need is essential for their success.
Finding an insurance policy that covers smoking cessation programs that are in-depth and effective increase the patients’ chances for success in beating the addictions that plague them.
For recovering alcoholics, trying to quit smoking with a medically required smoking cessation program could be costly. Visit HealthCompare.com to find an affordable health insurance policy to cover costs.
About Health Compare: HealthCompare was launched in 2009 to work with brokers and carriers to help individuals and families easily research, compare, buy, and enroll in the right health insurance plan at the right price. Based in Orange, Calif., it delivers accurate, customized, health insurance quotes for the country's diverse population.
Through a unique partnership with its sister company, CONEXIS, HealthCompare has the ability to quickly reach thousands of COBRA-qualifying consumers and provide them with COBRA alternatives at the moment they become eligible for COBRA benefits. This provides these consumers with an opportunity to enroll in individual or family plans and potentially save hundreds to thousands of dollars on COBRA premiums and, at the same time, rewards referring brokers with referral fee income for the life of each policy.
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