I’ve been a fan of AFI for over a decade now and was only able to quit smoking cigarettes for 3 months. How does one commit to the straight-edge lifestyle? I’m pretty good at staying vegan, but I can’t seem to let smoking and caffeine go. Has anyone else struggled with this? And how did you find your commitment to stay drug-free? Thanks
I quit smoking about 10 years ago by avoiding hanging out with other smokers for a couple of months. Sucked being antisocial but it did help.
You could try having something else to do with your hands like a fidget spinner or something, especially if there are certain places/situations where you know you’ll want to smoke and need a distraction, and chewing gum might help as well. Caffeine on the other hand, you’ll have to pry out of my dead hands
I stopped smoking probably over 10 years ago as I was entering a band to potentially sing. I made the decision that day to stop and I’ve kept it up ever since. I was never addicted to cigarettes though, so it was easy for me.
I’ve been edge my entire life. A driving force is being diabetic so, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is pretty important.
As well cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol never appealed to me. I’ve seen my (former) friends abuse substances and the damage it caused them… that didn’t look like a party I want to be invited too.
I’m in a twelve-step program now. When I was in high school and my first years in college I was an abuser. Now it’s cigarettes. It’s a backdown on being my true authentic self. I’m afraid of my feelings. I cover them up with nicotine. I have the desire to quit, now is the time to actually come to terms with my addiction and stop smoking!
I’m proud of you and believe you can do it!