AirTalk for December 31, 2009

New Year's resolutions: how to quit a vice

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A cigarette burns in a bar near Madrid, Spain.

This year for sure – you’re going to quit smoking, quit drinking, lose that last 10 pounds, pull yourself out of debt, right? Why, despite our best intentions, do our New Year’s resolutions rarely last past April Fools’ Day? Facing addiction isn’t easy - physical, emotional and environmental triggers can cause us to hold our vices close. What can we do differently this year to effect change we can believe in?

Guests:

Dr. Donald Sharps, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist, Associate Medical Director, County of Orange Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Suzette Glasner-Edwards, Ph.D., Research Psychologist at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs


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