Any 12 steppers here? I have my first meeting after quitting and EVERYONE SMOKES
Put a dab of Vick's vaporub under your nose to disguise the smell and walk past the people who are smoking and remember that they are smoking because they HAVE to...talk about your nicotine recovery, I'll bet you will get lots of support. I remember when meetings were ALL smoking meetings and the smoke coming out of those rooms was crazy. My husband has been sober for over 33 years and I went to Al-Anon for a long time, the support was amazing. You can do this, you can walk past the smokers and keep on going on the way in and on the way out.
Wow hard to believe - I have been in 12 Steps Recovery 40 yrs. they are all smoke free. Look around and find one that is smoke free or at least a non-smoker table.
Are you looking for an excuse not to attend?
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I mean that they smoke outside the clubhouse before and after. Kind of a
non related question about the excuse, but I make every meeting
Thank you so much! Getting Vic's vapor rub tomorrow. I made it through my first meeting today smoke free and celebrated 6 months!
Put on some amazing body/ hand lotion and enjoy the lovely smell throughout the meeting! You're doing awesome!
Welcome and good question been 12 STEP RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC ONLY BY GODS GRACE 30 YEARS... keep it simple and ask BEFORE the meeting begins for a NON smoking meeting by letting them KNOW your Recovering NICOTINE addict..... only take 2 to have a meeting love you and so proud of you too KEEP coming BACK!
Thanks so much for your input!
Your welcome and keep Blogging please and thabk you!
Congratulations on both counts!
Thank you Giulia, I think I can do this if I have coping skills
Congrats on freedom Holly and May God bless you continually in MY Lord Jesus name amen please take what helps and let go of the rest to be HELPFUL is my only aim thank you keep blogging please n thank you!
I am more concerned about you inhaling 2nd hand smoke and it waking up the smoking nostalgia within you (addiction ) tempting you to relapse.
I use to sit in my car during meetings and read during the breaks. That may seem somewhat unsocial, but it was best for me until I found a "friend" who was smoke free and I could share with...My way isn't the only way...but it is another option.
Yes that's my main concern too! And also well intentioned people offering
cigarettes. My plan now is to stay inside the clubhouse and do service work
- cleaning up, breaking down the coffee and putting books back so I don't
seem antisocial. But for the first week or so I might get there on the dot
and leave right after the meeting
You are doing great...at least any second hand smoke you might be exposed to would be diluted with fresh air because it's outside. Congratulations on your six month anniversary and on making it through that meeting. Oooh, I love Anya's suggestion too. Our sense of smell gets so much stronger that we are able to appreciate scents that we like.
Put a little Vicks Vapor Rub under your nose before you arrive. Oh well I guess I am late. lol
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