It is important to reflect on reasons you might have failed on the previous attempt. If the quit-med worked, but you relapsed after you stopped the med, you may want to try the same med and plan better to deal with relapse triggers. If you did not take the recommended dose of the med for the recommended time, you might want to try the med again and take it as recommended. If you felt that the med did not control your cravings adequately, talk to your healthcare provider or coach to either increase the dose or switch your med program for your next quit attempt. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as adding gum or lozenges for cravings in addition to using the patch.
Articles in this section
- What's the difference between a slip and a relapse?
- If I keep slipping, where can I get more help?
- Should I stop my quit med if I slip and smoke a cigarette?
- If I relapse, will quitting be even harder next time?
- If I tried a quit-med and relapsed, should I try it again?
- What are the best defenses against relapse?
- How can I prevent a slip next time?
- Do I always need to guard against relapse?
- Should I change my quit date and start over if I slip?