Thought we would post up some stats from our Octoquits group to hopefully show the benefits of a committed (and some of us have been :eek: ) group.
Out of 30 forum members joining the Octoquits in October 2009, 18 are now firmly in the Penthouse....that's a 60% 52 week success rate
some loudly (see the posts)
Christine, Cyprien, Duckling, Dave, Deerizla, Frenchy, Jack, JJ, Lornaj, Madcatwoman, & Pol
some quietly (probably less alcohol)
Curlybob, Elaine, KTBird, Smokefree, Lucanlass, Dawn & Nickif
After some trawling for stats (not easily found) the most recent general figures suggest that only 15% of quits started will last 52 weeks meaning the October 2009 group were special, clever, unusual, lucky and totally FABULOUS (and completely bonkers :D)
It has been great to see so many positive posts from all the Octos this month and in turn see a new group of quitters coming hot on our heels supporting and having fun (they dont seem to be drinking as much as we all did though ). Good luck to them all.
So please get together and support each other. The forum works by giving and receiving so even at Day 1 post and reply... your replies will help reinforce your own quit as well as support others.
Maybe October is auspicious (Jack ) or maybe it was karma, but Octoquits officially translated means "a group of good people laughing, crying and supporting each other to freedom"