Junkie Thinking.....

Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

25 May 2003, 19:00 #26

Junkie Self Conditioning
  1. I do not do things that I do not like to do
  2. I smoke lots and lots and lots of cigarettes
  3. Thus, I must really really enjoy smoking
Honest Self Conditioning
  1. I do not do things that I do not like to do
  2. I smoke lots and lots and lots of cigarettes
  3. But my brain reward pathways quickly became chemically married to nicotine (and its two hour chemical half-life) and the only alterative I saw prior to each mandatory feeding was chemical withdawal and recovery. At the moment, smoking nicotine seemed like the quicker solution but in truth it wasn't the solution, it was my entire problem!
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11 Jun 2003, 11:39 #27

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22 Jul 2003, 04:08 #28

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22 Jul 2003, 06:00 #29

junkie thinking? YES
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29 Jul 2003, 10:20 #30

This is exactly the way I have been thinking at times......and I thought it was only me!!!! I feel better already......

Tracy
One week, 4 hours, 3 minutes and 5 seconds. 164 cigarettes not smoked, saving $22.26. Life saved: 13 hours, 40 minutes.
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16 Nov 2003, 10:36 #31

Junkie Thinking:
If this stuff was illegal i would be in prison now.
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17 Nov 2003, 16:06 #32

Me too, Nick!!! Oh good old junkie thinking! I'm glad that "something is missing feeling" is pretty much gone. It seems to be getting easier and easier. Some days are easier than others, but I'm sooooo proud to be nicotine free. I'm also glad to not have to be constantly thinking about how I need to quit, how I hardly even liked it anymore, so "why do I even do it". You know those kind of feelings.
Michelle
free and healing for 6 1/2 weeks.
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17 Nov 2003, 20:47 #33

Sometimes, I make myself laugh my visualizing the internal conflict between the junkie and the non-smoker inside me. This visualization makes me laugh and usually takes my mind off of the urge.

I imagine the scene from "Liar, Liar" with Jim Carrey. The part with him trying to say the blue pen is another color. I see myself wrestling with a cigarette saying "smoke it smoke it." It works for me.
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25 Dec 2003, 15:45 #34

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25 Dec 2003, 23:10 #35

As interesting today as it was three years ago!
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03 Jan 2004, 00:33 #36

For Kim
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22 Feb 2004, 23:47 #37

for Nonicfrank
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23 Apr 2004, 03:35 #38

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27 May 2004, 01:42 #39

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14 Jun 2004, 01:11 #40

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17 Jul 2004, 15:36 #41

I just found this (and found it englightening) and thought it might help some folks who shall remain nameless.

Cheryl - Free and Healing for One Month, Sixteen Days, 4 Hours and 6 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 3 Days and 4 Hours, by avoiding the use of 923 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $208.17.
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18 Jul 2004, 01:22 #42

I remember an anti-drug commercial from the early eighties that had the tagline: "nobody ever says "when I grow up, I wanna ba junkie!""

Just to be a contrarian, I used to say that. Guess what? It came true. I am a full fledged nicotine junkie. Fortunately, I am not an active junkie, have not been for four months, and never will be again.

NTAP

Lee
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27 Aug 2004, 10:05 #43

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08 Sep 2004, 02:30 #44

"When it comes to addictive behavior and thought processes, the smoker is right up there with the cocaine or heroine addict. Especially in the early stages of quitting smoking do we tend to crave "Just One". Unfortunately, that is nothing but the mind of the addict rationalizing the next of many fixes."

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29 Sep 2004, 01:47 #45

What the heck is a "social smoker??????!!!!!" If I smoke one, I'm done for . May as well schedule lung removal, radiation & chemotherapy; buy a funeral plot.

I can't conceive of nicotine addiction being ANYTHING like being a social drinker. Only a few, small percent of people who enjoy social cocktails become hopelessly addicted alchoholics.

Seems to me that EVERYONE who smokes or chews becomes a nicotine addict very quickly! (I don't know the numbers. . . .)

Who knows about this????

Randy
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23 Oct 2004, 02:17 #46

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17 Feb 2005, 09:40 #48

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