I am counting the days to my forever quit date which is April 1st. I am actually starting to get excited about it. I have been reading as many things as I can, that I think might be helpful in my effort to break free of this PATHETIC 62 year addiction.
By the grace of God, and the fellowship of AA I have been free of all mood altering drugs for 44 years. I am grateful for that. I have not been successful with my MANY attempts to quit smoking. I have tried it all. hypnosis, treatment, cold turkey, patches. chantex (omg), acupuncture, nicotine gum...……… the list goes on. I have tried to learn something each time I relapsed and the one thing that I strongly believe,. is that I am not going to be able to stay quit without a strong support group.
I have picked up several good tips and information from you folks that I think will be very helpful. Not only to me but people in my group. I am starting a smokers support group in my home. If the group grows too big, then we will move to a restraunt or wherever I can find a spot for us.
The only requirement for joining the group is a desire to become a non smoker. It will be the blind leading the blind. I will be suggesting that they become members at ex Community . I have a few people who are planning to come to my first meeting and my DR said that he will refer many of his patients to my group.
I have really been trying to be as honest as I can be about my nicotine addiction. I have been looking at how many people have suffered as the result of my smoking. I need to make amends to them. As I was soul searching to do this, I became aware that because of my addiction, I have been extremely self centered. It was like a slap in the face. I was so disgusted with my behavior. It really helped me to see how smoking has warped my mind. I'm not that self centered about any other part of my life. It made me so disgusted with myself. I will get over it once I have made those amends.
WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR IN THIS GROUP IS A FEW PEOPLE WHO WERE CRONIC NICOTINE ADDICTS LIKE MYSELF WHO WOULD BE WILLING TO FOLLOW ME AND GIVE ME SOME TOUGH LOVE WHEN I NEED IT.
THANK'S TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER. THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS.