1 month clean !

Really amazed myself ! On monday it will be a whole month of my new life .Just before I gave up I read a book called A MILLION LITTLE PIECES,it was about a bloke who was addicted to crack, booze and everything else. He went into rehab and has stayed clean since. It was a brutally honest book and pretty heavy and i think that reading it has helped a lot in my own recovery, i hadn't planned to give up either but made the decision after the book . I was thinking of buying a nicotine free cig last week and posted my thoughts to you all. Thank you so much for all you advice and I have decided to just stay focused and stick with normal chewing gum and apples [I'm on about 6 apples a day!] For me I think I will fall of the wagon if I start to allow myself dangerous treats and I have made this decision on the strengh of all your advice! If anyone feels themselves wobbling order the book on Amazon . x

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  • Congratulations on your first month Howard :D I think you have a very healthy attitude towards your addiction, many people don't think they're addicts but we are, one puff and that's it. Keep your focus and you will glide through this.

  • Wow, Howard, it's absolutely fab to think you've read a book and it gave you the impetus and courage to leap in and give it a go. And what's more, you're succeeding with style mate. I think I'm going to have order this book to see what it's like.

    Well done on your first month and can I just say, apples is a fantastic replacement!

    Please let us know how you're getting on :)


  • Very well done, Howard! Apples and ordinary gum .....that sounds like cold turkey to me; I take my hat off to you! :eek::D

    You mention the man who was addicted to so many different drugs and came clean via rehab........that reminded me of a man my no-smoking advisor told me about - he had been smoking for 80 years :eek::eek: and managed to quit. I thought if someone can quit after 80 years of fags, then I can do it after a mere 41! Knowing other peoples' stories can be so encouraging, can't it? It shows you what is possible if you really apply yourself.

    Into the Month 2 room for you on Monday then, Howard. I'm going in there tomorrow and will save a seat for you!:D

  • Save me that seat Noggin ! your right ,other peoples stories are very encouraging and although i dont think you can put fags in the same category as de toxing of class A drugs it is still in the same nasty little family and holds similar mental efforts from its victims ! F... Off fags ,hello apples!

  • Well done Howard, you are doing really well. I went cold turkey and read Allen Carr after I stopped smoking it really nailed it for me he showed me how bad my addiction and habit was. This forum helped me too I couldn't have done it without them, keep going good luck to you. x

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