Made it to week 3 now time to conquer the next challenge (ALCOHOL):)

Hello All,

I have made it to week 3 :) I would not have been able to see this day a couple of weeks ago!!

Thank you for all your support and advice it has really helped :) I actually got quite excited that I had moved on to the next stage haha

Still having the cravings and still feeling as scared as I was at the beginning but I am learning different ways to cope with it...

I have not touched any alcohol since my quit date so I am very worried that it may ruin all my hard work :( I have a ten hour flight next Monday so that will be the first time I will try drinking as even if I crave a cigarette I will not be able to have one so guessing that will be a good place to start.

If anyone has any advice how to conquer this next challenge I will appreciate any suggestions :)



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  • I have had been out a few times and drunk alcohol. The first couple of times, I stuck to 2 drinks. I went to a dinner dance and had told my husband not to give me a cigarette if I asked for one. I didn't ask and I did have quite a bit to drink. I actually enjoyed not having to go out in the cold. When I was out on Friday, I just reminded myself that I did not smoke and did not want to be a slave again.

    On a flight seems like a good place to start.

  • Hi kate

    well done week 3 same as me :)... i'm sure you'l get through it i had a really

    bad day on friday major craves so bad i nearly gave in but i'm pleased to

    say i i wasnt looking forward to going out that night but somehow

    having a few beers then two very large glasses of wine i became so determinded that i wouldnt smoke i didnt even get a craving or the urge to smoke i was amazed after the day ide had.. and then on saturday had bad hangover so no cravings at all that day.. but sunday was a different story dont know how i didnt have one but i didnt..

    Today as been awful from the moment i got up even now as i'm typing this it just wont go away ive ate so much today i cant tell you but my minds made up i'm not SMOKING TODAY :) thats whats getting me through little steps and reading posts on here ..

    wish you well you can do it..


  • Maybe week three is not the best time to try it, if you're experiencing the "terrible threes" (day 3/week 3/month three are all supposed to be rotten!).

    Alcohol nearly contributed to my downfall once already. Can you have just one glass and build up to more?

  • ive been drinkin at weekends and ive not smoked for a little over 3 weeks now, its been really hard and still is, but is getting easier over time. i wont lie everytime i drink i want a cig!!!

    just do the easy thing and eat somthing greesey and fattening.! :D

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