While searching the exchanges, I found others, like me, with exchanges on the problem of substance abuse. I started Recovery Inc. on WebMd as an invitation only exchange for serious discussions on recovering from addictions and compulsions. Quitting is the first stage of recovery. Relapse happens. On this exchange, a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor with 23 years of personal experience will communicate with you for advanced assistance and a community. For private assistance beyond messages, call 602-670-2023 or write email@example.com. You are invited. And you are welcome to invite others. Let's get to know each other and observe true community. It's part of recovery.View Thread
I am currently on Nicoderm CQ step 1 21mg over 24 hours. I use to smoke around 10-15 cigarettes however i think i am ready for step 2. I still have a lot of patches and think its a waste of money to just throw them away. I did some research and found that cutting the patch in half is not recommended since it will release all the nicotine at once. I came up with an idea to put a piece of plastic wrap on the middle of the patch so it is does not make contact with my skin. Is this alright to do? Has anyone tried anything like this? Will this actually lower the nicotine delivery? Thank you and hope to hear from someone soon!View Thread
I stopped smoking a year and a half ago on Chantix, however I lost my sense of smell and taste shortly after...
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I stopped smoking a year and a half ago on Chantix, however I lost my sense of smell and taste shortly after I quit and have not yet gained it back. Is there anything I can do as I worry that I will be unable to smell a fire, or any other dangerous scent. This really came to the front when I poured some drain cleaner down the drain and a friend came over and asked why there was such a strong smell of sulfuric acid in the house.View Thread
As I said I have been smoking for about 6 or so years, I'm scared that when I turn 18 its only going to get worse because then I dont have to worry about hiding it from my parents, any advice/tips on quitting?View Thread
So, I am 16 and I grew up in a smoke free household, my family having quit either right before or because I was born. Fast forward to when I was 12ish years old. My mother had a boyfriend and he was a chain smoker. I was constantly exposed to it (cartons a day for a while there, and then just a few packs) for a few years until he passed away. I've noticed now though that every time someone lights up a cigarette, I kind of want one. I have never smoked a day in my life and I have mild asthma, so I never wanted to until now. I can't find a lot about it, but I'm starting to think that I've become a secondhand addict and I don't know what to do. Please help me.View Thread
I had a relapse after a month of quitting and it has taken a few months to get back on track. Im on second day of not smoking and I swear this is the last time. I will never pick up another cigarette. My lungs are of the age of an old lady and I am only 39 who smoked three packs a day for 24 years. I m not going thru this again it is too hard and i want to move on in my lifeView Thread
I want a cigarette but keep fighting it. I ran a 5k,read, do 2 to 3 miles everyday whether walking or running but negative thoughts are constantly there. Im afraid I will not make it this time.View Thread
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