So This Is What It Feels Like . . .

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by colchar, May 27, 2021.

  1. colchar

    colchar Friend of Leo's

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    I still haven't smoked.

    And I hadn't had a drink since quitting as I figured it would increase cravings and be too much of a temptation. I just finished cutting the grass. As always, I had a beer while doing so and - nothing. No increased cravings, no reaction at all. I might as well have been drinking Pepsi.
     
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    Bravo!
     
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    You're lucky in not feeling ill effects from withdrawal (I'm glad to hear you're not back to smoking).

    With every one of my 30 or so attempts before I was finally successful, I spent the first week feeling like I had batshirts flowing through my veins. And I'm with the chorus, smoking when you get the urge is a bad, bad idea. Now after about 25 years not smoking, I think I could probably get away with one (shudder) cigarette. But I'm afraid that then I'd want another, and if I gave in to that it would be all over.
     
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    I’m taking a different approach.

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    aging_rocker Friend of Leo's

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    Yep, I tried many times to stop, and always fell at the 'one won't hurt...' fence.

    I know that I can never have another one. I'm cool with that, but I also have to acknowledge that sometimes, even after all the years, I can suddenly get a real strong craving for a cigarette...and I just have to resist.

    I don't think that ever entirely goes away, not for me anyway. Maybe different for others.
     
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    I know several people who joined AA because they were addicted to alcohol, but ended up addicted to AA.

    I know one young lady who scheduled her whole life around AA meetings and attended at least two every day.

    She couldn't camp, she couldn't road trip, she couldn't do ANYTHING that would keep her away from a meeting every 4 hours or so.
     
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