I want one...

Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

28 May 2007, 07:27 #41

The Law of Addiction
The administration of a drug to an addict will cause reestablishment of dependence upon the addictive substance at the old level of use or greater.
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

18 Jul 2007, 02:28 #42

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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

29 Sep 2007, 19:52 #43

From: Parker - GOLD! Sent: 3/7/2007 7:50 PM
This helped me so much in the beginning of my quit. I would think about having one and remember that one always, always, always led to more. One pack and then another and another and another. When you are an addict one is too many; a hundred is not enough. Don't fool yourself. You can't have just one.
Some additional Parker wisdom - Don't Get Discouraged!
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

21 Oct 2007, 22:42 #44

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iwannalive
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

14 Nov 2007, 02:01 #45

I wish I never had this addiction. But I do so I have to get it through my head. One is too many and a hundred is not enough.


Diane - Free and Healing for Thirty Days, 2 Hours and 3 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 3 Days and 15 Hours, by avoiding the use of 1053 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $337.37.
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John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

14 Nov 2007, 02:24 #46

Try to be patient with the pace of recovery, Diane, as you've come far these past 30 days and invested much. In the first three days you detoxed your mind and body of all nicotine and reached peak withdrawal, you've greeted and extinguished the vast majority of your nicotine feeding cues (all but infrequent cues, seasonal or holiday related ones) and with each extinguished cue you've reclaimed yet another aspect of life. It's like putting a puzzle together.
Now you're into the final phase and dealing with those pesky conscious thoughts of wanting, that combine with years of smoking rationalizations and the slowly dwindling influence of those old dopamine aaah memories that belong to a true drug addict who at that moment was again starving off urges or even the onset of early withdrawal.
This likely being the longest and most gradual recovery phase of all, it's normal to want it to be over and done. It's a place we all once stood. At times it can feel like the rose bud has actually stopped opening, that Image with each passing day the distance between moments of challenge is not growing longer, the challenges shorter and generally a bit less intense. But just as the human eye cannot see the rose bud as it opens, it can at times be difficult to see the gradual beauty slowly unfolding before you. But we promise you, it's happening.
Diane, if you'll simply stay in the here and now, just one day at a time and then celebrate today's victory, before you know it those pesky thoughts of wanting will become the exception not the rule. This is your gift to you, Diane. Hold it close and protect it above all else.
Remember, you're not fighting a whole pack or even a whole cigarette but just that one powerful puff of nicotine that 8 to 10 seconds later would cause nicotine to occupy at least 40% of your brain's nicotinic type acetylcholine receptors, causing a dopamine explosion that, even through a dizzy mind and burning lungs, your mind's pay attention pathways will make nearly impossible (in the short term) to forget. It could all be over that fast, with both freedom and a solid month of the most intense healing your body has ever known flushed like a toilet.
Baby steps, just today. Yes you can, Diane! Congratulations on your first full month of freedom and healing. We're with you in spirit.
Breathe deep, hug hard, live long!
John (Gold x8)
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John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

21 Jan 2008, 00:22 #47


"I want one"
"I want one"
"I want one"
The Law of Addiction
The administration of a drug to an addict will cause reestablishment of dependence upon the addictive substance at the old level of use or greater.
"I want one" is the biggest lie of all. Haven't the lies lasted long enough? Isn't it time to allow truth to help free your mind from lingering smoking fixations? Why tease yourself with lies?
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"One is too many, a thousand never enough."
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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

23 Feb 2008, 02:50 #48

....BUT do you want them ALL back?
Didn't think so. 'Just One' is an Illusion. 'JUST' ONE is a LIE. Just One is an impossibility.
All or None is the only quantity you can choose.
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Joel
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

15 Apr 2008, 20:55 #49

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JoeJFree Gold
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

22 Jun 2008, 23:14 #50

Look at smoking in real terms and you will walk away from each urge with a sense of relief and accomplishement. Fantasize about them and you may walk away with a feeling of deprivation. You are not depriving yourself of anything, you are ridding yourself of a deadly addiction. See them for what they are and you will stay forever resolute to never take another puff!

Joel
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