If you are new here, Welcome. You have come to the right place for support to quit smoking. As addicts, we are often in denial when we are faced with the truth that we are addicts. Addictive behavior whether, using heroin, cocaine, meth, nicotine or any choice drug comes a specific way of thinking that enables the addict to continue using substances despite the serious consequences. I can remember many times being drawn by the addiction to mindlessly drive in the middle of the night to buy smokes. I wondered why I could not make myself turn around and not buy those smokes. For some reason, I could not stop myself. The reason why....addiction, the impulsive gratification. Like any other drug, I had to get my "fix". As I look back, was I really putting in the effort? Today I can honestly answer that quickly....No.
I had "hope" but did not put in the "work" required.
When I came to this site things changed. I learned of the law of addiction and treated my drug choice nicotine as such. "The Law" was/is vital in my recovery and a better understanding of overcoming the desire to drive mindlessly in the middle of the night, or walk-in deep snow, scrounge my pockets and car seats for change just to get a "fix. I am thankful for the knowledge. It is true....knowledge is power Quoting Thomas3.20.2010.
For those who do not know, . Until I was willing to never take another puff NO MATTER what was happening in my life I would continue on the vicious cycle of not being able to turn around. The only way around this law of addiction is NOPE. No matter what. That will keep you on the journey to freedom. Stop convicting yourself by going back to smoking. With a support system, quitting is doable. NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF! NOPE A wise elder once said, just don't smoke. Dancingthrulife_6.4.13
I made a commitment never to ever touch one, or put to my lips, not in my hand, not on my tongue, not in my lungs, not in my throat. I will not choke.
We all know that smoking is deadly. Make a commitment today that NO MATTER WHAT, you will not smoke and stop playing roulette with your life. You have to go through to get to freedom. It is not easy but doable.