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It's Hard

Posted in Getting started 16 Sep 2020

Day one again for me. I hope this time will be THE time. I find after a few days I stop having cravings but as soon as I have any alcohol I cannot control them and lose all willpower. I have a great marriage (non smoking husband) and wonderful kids and that HAS to be enough to stop this dangerous habit. Fingers crossed...

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  • Aniruddha September 16, 2020 | 3:17
    Don't be too hard on yourself. I too had the same issue when I was trying to quit. It was always alcohol that triggered the lowering of the guard. Now I am smoke AND alcohol free. 2+ years and 18 months respectively. If you know alcohol is the trigger; consider giving it up for a few days/weeks
  • softly40 , Mid North Coast September 16, 2020 | 6:53
    Good advice Ebeezy, just give yourself some time away from any situation which lowers your resistance. NOPE (not one puff ever)
  • Happiness September 16, 2020 | 9:53
    You can do it. Never give up giving up! You Learned of a weakness , skirt alcohol for a while and draw on your strengths. You will succeed if you whole heartly choose your family and health over this vile addiction.
  • scattypatty September 16, 2020 | 13:59
    You can do it. Take away your triggers for a while if that helps. And keep on trying. Day 0 for me too but with champix. I've decided to forgo the alcohol while I'm taking the pills and my stomach bloat left after 2 weeks which was a lovely treat to myself :) I am going to keep trying even if it kills me! Never going to give up giving up.

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