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@JMM7  Your 3rd day here and you haven't posted roll today?  Instead you take the time to make a weak argument that you aren't an addict?  Hate to tell you princess, but you aren't quit.  You've just stopped for a few weeks.  First major stress you encounter since stopping and you'll be stuffing your lip again.  Come back when you actually want to quit and aren't afraid to admit that you are an addict.  Until then, I'm not wasting my time on you.

1.  If you want to call yourself that, your choice, but don’t call me that. 

2.  Look up the definition of an addict and really tell me if you think you are one right now or have you quit? 

3.  Don’t call me princess.  I’m an Active Duty Captain and one great stressor has been the political scene since 2020.  If a potential war breaking out wasn’t stressful enough, I don’t know what is!  I will be fine.  I keep my word.  It’s what having integrity and honor mean. 

Yes I’m still figuring out how to post roll.  Thank you Jen.

Cheers.

Remember when I said I'm not wasting my time on you?  I meant it.  Show me your serious about your quit and then I will.  Claiming you're not an addict definitely shows you aren't serious yet.  You're an addict whether you are currently dipping or not.  Being an addict doesn't mean that you'll dip again.  Being an addict does mean that if you did go back to using nicotine, you'll be hooked just like you never stopped.  Also, if you don't like being called a princess, don't act like one, princess.  You're no different than anyone else that's quit here.  Stop acting like you're a special butterfly (princess) and take advice from the folks that have been quit for a lot longer than you.  Do that, and you'll get all the support you need.  This is the last I'll bother with you until I see a quitter posting rather than just a stopper.
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Introductions / Re: Here we go
« Last post by Cpepin14 on Today at 09:10:41 PM »
Thanks for your reply Jenahen! Its absolutely an addiction. And a damn hard one to kick! I quit drinking about 4 1/2 weeks ago. I was a daily moderate/heavy drinker for about 7 years. It was super tough to quit but I did it and it’s something I don’t think about now.  Finishing my 2nd day of no chew..and there’s no comparison! Chewing is a million times harder for me. And i think it’s because it’s an all day habit i had. I’d enjoy beers after work. I enjoyed chew shortly after waking up to the time I went to bed. Going to keep coming on this site for support. I’ll definitely need it for this addiction I NEED to quit.
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Introductions / Re: 21 days down! "Am I doing the right thing?"
« Last post by JMM7 on Today at 09:10:38 PM »
@JMM7  Your 3rd day here and you haven't posted roll today?  Instead you take the time to make a weak argument that you aren't an addict?  Hate to tell you princess, but you aren't quit.  You've just stopped for a few weeks.  First major stress you encounter since stopping and you'll be stuffing your lip again.  Come back when you actually want to quit and aren't afraid to admit that you are an addict.  Until then, I'm not wasting my time on you.

1.  If you want to call yourself that, your choice, but don’t call me that. 

2.  Look up the definition of an addict and really tell me if you think you are one right now or have you quit? 

3.  Don’t call me princess.  I’m an Active Duty Captain and one great stressor has been the political scene since 2020.  If a potential war breaking out wasn’t stressful enough, I don’t know what is!  I will be fine.  I keep my word.  It’s what having integrity and honor mean. 

Yes I’m still figuring out how to post roll.  Thank you Jen.

Cheers.
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Introductions / Re: 21 days down! "Am I doing the right thing?"
« Last post by Jenahen on Today at 08:45:08 PM »
Thank you for your support. I think my post highlights what this site has become, vs what it’s supposed to be. 

FYI, I accepted that I was and addict, because of this realization, I choose to quit, because that not who I am, not who I want to be.  Therefore, while I am nicotine free, I’m not an addict.  Is this a forever thing?  I hope so.  Doesn’t mean it will be.  Maybe I wasn’t as hard core as a user, I didn’t have the experience of lying, cheating, hiding compulsive nature that addict go through when they are trying to quit.

I don’t see anyone on this site is an addict and will never think of people who dip, chew, or smoke as addicts. We have the willpower and support to quit, when we are ready. 

Out of the 5 people that responded, and thank you, 4 of them had a negative response to my opinion and reconfirmed that I would always be an addict. Tough love?  Maybe.  Your right this site might not be for everyone, but not everyone needs to be shitted on for making the right choices in their lives.  Why should you care how I look at my situation?  You shouldn’t. You should support me, not shit on me because I look at my situation in a confident way! 

I hope there were people there to support you during your quit, regardless of what you posted.

Cheers!

-J
Welcome JMM7.  Things you should know. Don’t be confused by the term addict. We are not crackheads who will steal money to get high or whatever. You will learn that although you stopped nicotine it will creep up on you. You will want it again. I am an addict and will always be. I stopped chewing for  FIVE years. Through the years I thought about it. I let my down my guard and caved. Now I have to go through the pain of a new quit. Just because you quit doesn’t mean the nicotine has no power over you. I want you to quit just like every other quitter on this site. Listen to these people. They are strong quitters. Post your promise everyday and you will have group of support.
-Jen
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Introductions / Re: 21 days down! "Am I doing the right thing?"
« Last post by JMM7 on Today at 08:26:41 PM »
Thank you for your support. I think my post highlights what this site has become, vs what it’s supposed to be. 

FYI, I accepted that I was and addict, because of this realization, I choose to quit, because that not who I am, not who I want to be.  Therefore, while I am nicotine free, I’m not an addict.  Is this a forever thing?  I hope so.  Doesn’t mean it will be.  Maybe I wasn’t as hard core as a user, I didn’t have the experience of lying, cheating, hiding compulsive nature that addict go through when they are trying to quit.

I don’t see anyone on this site is an addict and will never think of people who dip, chew, or smoke as addicts. We have the willpower and support to quit, when we are ready. 

Out of the 5 people that responded, and thank you, 4 of them had a negative response to my opinion and reconfirmed that I would always be an addict. Tough love?  Maybe.  Your right this site might not be for everyone, but not everyone needs to be shitted on for making the right choices in their lives.  Why should you care how I look at my situation?  You shouldn’t. You should support me, not shit on me because I look at my situation in a confident way! 

I hope there were people there to support you during your quit, regardless of what you posted.

Cheers!

-J
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Introductions / Re: Intro for dc155008
« Last post by dc155008 on Today at 07:04:34 PM »
Day 5 - so the past couple of days have had their lows for sure, but today seems to be a peak of emotions. I could use some positivity that’s for sure.

My mind has gone completely fog, spacey, and sooo negative. I haven’t slept for what feels like a millennium. I think that is playing a large role in this. I’m having relationship issues and current couch sleeping, which isn’t helping. But nonetheless, I am not going back to the nic today, but damn my head/body is pushing me today.

- Dan
@dc155008 are you using your tools? Are you reading on the site, printed the quit contract, making relationships? It gets easier but you have to work at it.

Hey Keith, thanks for responding. Yea I have pulled in a few others from the April quit group and it helps. The contract is currently sitting on my dresser, staring at me each morning. With the daily roll posting, contract, and additional check ins with you fellow quitters, it has been awesome. I know it’ll will get easier, and I have to keep that in mind as these rough moments will surely rear their head again. Today was rough. Going to keep adding these notes as I progress so I can look back as a reminder of how much shit I went through to get free.

-Dan
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Introductions / Re: Here we go
« Last post by Jenahen on Today at 07:01:22 PM »
I worded that wrong. I don’t “love it”. Enjoy it is probably a better way of putting it. And I enjoy it because it’s such a habit. The chew with coffee, the chew after a meal, chew at work, etc. you start to “enjoy” it when you’ve had that habit for over 10 years. Think anyone that dips, can relate to that...no?
Welcome to the site Cpepin14. I’m glad you decided to quit.
The sad thing about what we think we enjoy is the nicotine is lying to you. It is an addiction and when we want it and receive it, it makes us feel better. Well we’re ADDICTED. When you don’t have it you want it. This dumb man made substance has taken ransom of our mind. It will be hard to quit it, but if you soak in and apply everything this site has to offer you will quit. Reach out if you have any questions.
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Introductions / Re: Here we go
« Last post by Cpepin14 on Today at 06:38:55 PM »
I worded that wrong. I don’t “love it”. Enjoy it is probably a better way of putting it. And I enjoy it because it’s such a habit. The chew with coffee, the chew after a meal, chew at work, etc. you start to “enjoy” it when you’ve had that habit for over 10 years. Think anyone that dips, can relate to that...no?
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Introductions / Re: Intro for dc155008
« Last post by Keith0617 on Today at 06:30:36 PM »
Day 5 - so the past couple of days have had their lows for sure, but today seems to be a peak of emotions. I could use some positivity that’s for sure.

My mind has gone completely fog, spacey, and sooo negative. I haven’t slept for what feels like a millennium. I think that is playing a large role in this. I’m having relationship issues and current couch sleeping, which isn’t helping. But nonetheless, I am not going back to the nic today, but damn my head/body is pushing me today.

- Dan
@dc155008 are you using your tools? Are you reading on the site, printed the quit contract, making relationships? It gets easier but you have to work at it.
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Introductions / Re: Here we go
« Last post by Keith0617 on Today at 06:27:40 PM »
Just a few short hours away from my first day without a chew in about 11 years. I absolutely love chewing, but the negatives about it far outweigh me enjoying it. I have tried different herbal/fake chews and none of them did it for me. I ordered the TeaZa pouches and I think I found the ticket for me!! I know this is going to be a BITCH...but it’s something I have to and want to do! I quit drinking 3 1/2 weeks ago and a community app I’m on helped me out TREMENDOUSLY. I’m hoping the same with this addiction I need to quit!

Get out of that addict mindset that you "absolutely love chewing".  No you don't.  You're addicted to nicotine.  Chewing actually makes you feel shitty.  Stop romanticizing it.  For now just concentrate on one day at a time or even one hour at a time.  Don't forget this shitty stuff you are going through right now.  Remember, the thing you "absolutely love" is what is causing all of the withdrawals, headaches, fog, etc.  Learn to hate nicotine.
@Cpepin14  you love doing something that will kill you?
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