For the first time since i was probably thirteen i haven’t used any “drugs”.
Just a history lesson of my drug use…
13 years old bud
17 years old xanax
20 years old pain killers
21 years old heroin
Up until 5 months ago i was using all of these drugs for a long time. It was never a serious problem until i got addicted to opiates which really took control of my life and turned me into a dirty scumbag for a while and then BOOM! i got arrested. A pivotal moment for me a in my life, definitely a turning point.
So ive been going to an out patient rehab which is helping me in my recovery. Let me set the record straight for all of you pot heads…i Love me some good nugs and there is absolutely nothing wrong with smoking(unless you abuse it) Im just taking some time off till i get my head straight.
Now my mission is to quit smoking cigarettes. Which is much harder then i thought. I figured since i took on the dragon that i would have no problem stopping with the stoges but its turning out to be more difficult then i thought. I do not want to go on the patch or anything like that so im wondering if anyone has quit smoking stoges?
If you have any suggestions feel free to help a fellow hethan out!!!
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@ddub21, So you are telling me that you have stopped using every other substance EXCEPT for nicotine?
I have to be honest with you when I say that you have all of the tools necessary to battle this beast. The only battle you truly have to face against Nicotine is the battle between you and the company that manufactures it. All of the additives put into tobacco that make it “addictive” can be fought simply through sheer willpower. My best advice is to have an intervention for several days, wherein someone is responsible for making sure you do not ingest nicotine or cigarettes. By subtracting yourself from the chemical additives, you should see a significant amount of control restored.
@lytning91, Haha yea man who knew nicotine would be such a pain in the ass especially compared to some of the drugs i was on…i understand completely that it is pure will power but just looking for some extra help like what has helped other people when they get cravings or how long it took them to get over it…I might actually start smoking cigarettes with no nicotine for a while. I feel like a big part of my addiction is the smoking in itself. I just enjoy the process and sometimes going out for a stoge is a good way to get some alone time, its deff not just being addicted to nicotine.
And besides im not going to look cool anymore if im not smoking a cigarette :)
First off id like say fuck yeah and congratz.
ive fought some battles and have some friends who have have some addictions so i know what its like.
firstly and most importantly ill tell you don’t hate yourself for smoking cigs. you kicked the real dirty habits and that’s a huge accomplishment so you are more than entitled to smoke cigarettes or weed for whether its for stress to mellow out or just because. i’m an advocate for marijuana over nicotine any day simply because i hate the corporations running the tobacco industry but that doesn’t mean one is better than the other. you seem to need to lay off smoking weed so you were left with stoges by defult and that cool.
now personally and for what ive examined from my close friends the way to quitting is a lifestyle change. if i quit putting shit up my nose then i replace it with smoking, if i quit smoking then i replace it with fast food. it seems as though a habit always needs to be replaced with another habit, one that satisfies your body.
in this case the solution is exercise. one you form that habit it will become madatory that you exercise or you will feel like crap if you dont (which is awesome) and the fact that when you exercise regularly you realize that there is no fucking way you can keep smoking. so find yourself a gym buddy put some posters around your room of sexy models and get fuckin motivated. you only got one life! so test yourself! go on a cleanse diet for 4 days eat pure fruits and vegetables and drink a fuck load of liquids (not pop). and work out for 40 minites 3 or 4 days out the week. if you stick with it for 2 weeks i promise you youll wake up in the morning ready to do anything. youll be so filled with energy you wont even want to smoke.
i always get into the habit of exercising and feel amazing and weekend ill party too hard and break the cycle. your better than me though. you’ve already kicked the shitty habits make that lifestyle change and when you wake up two weeks from now run to your kitchen blend up some fruits and make a smothiee music blasting when you feel that energy and you know your body loves you youll never ever put another toxin in your body again.
DO IT! BUY SOME BANANAS N SHIT GET A GYM MEMBERSHIP MAKE A CRAZY PLAYLIST ON YOUR IPOD AND INVISON THE FUTURE YOU
haha thanks a lot man your reply actually just got me hyped…I was thinking about starting to lift so your message is on point and im deff going to give it a shot…
Are you using anything besides bud that you cant get off? if so deff try man im telling you if i can do it trust me anybody can. If your friends are struggling with addiction the best way ive learned to help them is to lead by example especially if you were in the same shitty situation they will see your progress and get motivated, im actually helping one of my friends kick opiates and hes been doing good.
your deff right about life style change i pretty much had to cut out all the people i used with from my life with a few exceptions for friends that ive known all my life that im really close with
Nobody can quit anything unless they really want too which im sure you know so thats the best way i think to get them to want to quit for themselves..Hope your doing good bro
@ddub21, The way I quit is the “cut down and stop” method. You set yourself a record, say an hour without a smoke, then try and beat that record, maybe an hour and 10. Over the course of a week or two you will get down to a couple a day, at which point giving it the ass completely is easy.
Congratulations on quitting so many drugs! That’s not easy for a lot of people to do. Kudos to you, man, truly.
As for cigarettes, my uncle tried to quite by carrying around a bag of Dum-Dum suckers and eating one of them when ever he craved a cigarette, lol.
Other people do the same thing, but with gum or other things that’ll keep their mouth busy (no innuendo intended).
I’d recommend the same thing: whenever you feel you’re craving a cigarette, do something else. This doesn’t have to be chewing gum or sucking lollipops. Maybe you could exercise instead. Or if you’re like me and not the most active person in the world, pick up a book or a video game.
That all being said, you’ve already demonstrated the fact that you can quit some pretty addictive substances. Don’t let yourself think nicotine is any different! It’s all about your mindset. You can do it. :)
@ddub21, dude. you’re seriously awesome. I wish more people had the strength you do.
I personally haven’t ever smoked cigs, i saw the dangers of it from a young age, but pretty much all my friends do, and the one friend i know who quit used this app on her phone that says; day you quit, days w/o smoking, cigarettes not smoked, money saved, and time saved.
There’s a lot of apps like this. ones that show days youve added to your life and your health increasing and such.