Are You ever curious about how we're doing here? There's been a lot of talk about relapse and some folks are getting discouraged with seeing long termers jump off the FREEDOM Train! It's normal to wonder if we're making a difference and what kind of impact we have.
Well, this morning while browsing the news I got a clue!
According to our Sponsor The Truth Initiative in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic the EX program started in 2008 "has helped more than 800,000 smokers. Research shows that following the EX plan quadruples a smoker's chance of quitting.
...The EX Program is designed to be as effective as phone-based coaching, but more accessible, flexible and cost effective...93% of members say they would recommend EX to other smokers who want to quit."
This article quotes a 28% quit rate compared to 7% overall quit rates using other methods. Not too shabby!
Of course we want 100% but the fact is Nicotine is the most Addictive drug legal or illegal known and in the end it's up to the individual to go through Recovery and discover Freedom!
Keep up the good work, EXers!
Onward and upward!