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crazymama_Lori
I've been on this site for 5 years, three years active and the last six months not so much. I've read many stories with people relapsing through the years. They blame it not being ready. Not having their head in the game. They forgot to put their patch on. They forgot their gum, lozenge, whatever. They went out drinking with friends and bummed a… (Show more)
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Leeza
I thought that I would share an article that discusses slip, lapse and relapse.  There seems to be much discussion about this lately out in the blogs.  This article is presented here solely for educational purposes.  I think that even "recovery professionals" do not necessarily agree on the terminology.  In my opinion, the most important thing is… (Show more)
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Giulia
Click to view content(NOTE:  This was originally posted back in 2009 and contains the original responses.) ****************************   I was responding to another person when I learned something about this quitting process. Yes, even after 3 years. So I pass it on. Some of this is directly quoted from what I said to her. It was hard for every single one of… (Show more)
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crazymama_Lori
I remember months prior to quitting, even years prior, those tell-tale signs that I had to bring me back to smoking. I recognize them now having been quit for 3 ½ years every once in a while when life throws me a curve or just simply frustrates the heck out of me. Those instances in life where I throw my hands up and think, Screw this, I'm buying… (Show more)
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Giulia
      * Posted by Giulia on May 10, 2008 at 3:38pm in RELAPSE TRAPS   I found this "poem" particularly pertinant.  Hope you who read it, do to.     Autobiography in Five Short Chapters, by Portia Nelson. I. I walk down the street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost.....I am helpless; it isn't my fault. It takes forever… (Show more)
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