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Accountability

October 30, 2014

An addict’s road to recovery causes pain and anguish along the way. Just the simple realisation that the addiction is no longer their friend rather the complete opposite is very disappointing feeling. The reality is that you must overcome your trials and in accomplishing this become accountable for your recovery in your daily life.

Recovery is a lot about being accountable. Accountability for everything that happened in your life of active addiction, accountability for what you think,... Read full post

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Which Sickerette will be your Killerette?

October 30, 2014

Nicotine from tobacco smoke reaches the brain and muscle tissue soon after being inhaled. When nicotine is present a number of changes occur:

 

• The heart rate increases. This can be measured as an increase in pulse rate.

 

• Nicotine also causes an increase in blood pressure and a slowing in circulation in the smaller blood vessels.This slowing in circulation, together with constriction of blood vessels, has the effect of lowering the skin... Read full post

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FREEDOM TRAIN!!!!

October 30, 2014

Good Morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for... Read full post

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Your cigarette store (past tense)

October 30, 2014

By the time I decided to quit smoking, I pretty much bought cigarettes exclusively from one convenience store 2 blocks from my house.

Buying smokes was part of my preparation for the next day. I would go after work and fight through the 30 school kids getting their snacks before they were bussed back to who knows where because I was already off to work before the store was open in the morning.

The guy at the register would always pull two packs down from the rack when he saw me walk in... Read full post

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No Man's Land Weekly Blog -- Are you in No Man's Land?

October 29, 2014

We do this blog every Wednesday afternoon to offer encouragement to those in No Man’s Land -- months 2-3-4 of a quit, give or take a couple of weeks. This community has chosen to put a big, bright spotlight on NML – we’ve chased away the shadows, taken away the mystery, and put a lot of effort into bringing people in NML together. Because we understand that quitting isn’t over in a month.

Everyone who goes through NML blazes a trail for those that follow.... Read full post

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you came here for a reason

October 29, 2014

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Smoking won't go away without some effort to change on your part so, get off your butt and do something about it!

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Phil Everly's widow shares the pain of his COPD death

October 29, 2014

Mutual friends set them up on a date more than 20 years ago, and Phil Everly wasn't exactly open to it.

"I'm not looking for a girlfriend, I'm never getting married," he told Patti, then a longtime dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department.

"What do you say to that?" Patti Everly said, laughing. "I thought, OK, at least this'll be a nice dinner."

The pop legend's declarations notwithstanding, the two got married a year or so... Read full post

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To Act or Not to Act

October 29, 2014

Whenever a craving or urge arises, you have two choices: act upon it or don't act upon it. Therefore, once you are aware of an urge, you need to ask yourself, "If I act on this urge, will I be acting like the person I want to be? Will it help take my life in the direction I want to go?" If the answer is yes, then it makes sense to pick up that sickerette, put it in your mouth, find a lighter or match (or stove!), light it and puff away! 

 

On the other hand, if... Read full post

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FREEDOM TRAIN!!!!

October 29, 2014

Good Morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid... Read full post

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Complacency and Relapse - Caring for Our Recovery

October 28, 2014

First, the good news. The risk of relapse declines with the passage of time! While roughly

95% of uneducated smokers who attempt to stop smoking relapse within a year, the relapse 

rate declines to just 2 to 4% per year from years 2 to 10, and then falls to less than 1% after 

10 years.

 

Keep in mind that those rates were generated by ex-users who generally had little 

understanding of nicotine dependency and no formal respect for the Law of... Read full post

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