Drinking has been the downfall of many an early stage quitter. We become complacent in our quits and forget to keep our guards up. We let our defenses down because the alcohol impairs our mental processes. And we make the ever fatal mistake of thinking, "I'll just have one." And that is the end of this story because we all know what happens next.
So? Don't drink the first couple of months of your quit. Or if you do, take along a friend who will break your arm if you reach for a cigarette. Better yet, take along several friends who will do that. New quits are very fragile things and they must be protected.
Check out the Friday blogs by YoungAtHeart She's got good advice!
[Note: you'll see some posts from 2008 and 2009 out of order here because I copied and pasted them in from the original EX site (two iterations ago.) I kept all of the original material in the group I created known as Relapse Traps which was subsumed into the all-encompassing Relapse Prevention group on the Jive Platform.)