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A journey of change and recovery
The QuittersWin Blog is encouragement for the brave folks on a journey of change and recovery. QuittersWin offers smoking cessation services in public and private settings using the BESOCHEMPS model of addiction. Remember that you aren’t alone on this journey and there’s no shame in asking for help. Remember that this site is searchable. There are over 500 posts here, so whether you’re on a specific quest or just filling time, there’s something positive here for you. And for private answers to specific questions, remember that you can CONTACT us!
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My name is George and I am an ex-smoker since July 20, 2020. This is my story. I started smoking at the young age of 12 years old, thinking it was a cool thing to do. Eventually I became a full-time, heavy smoker in my late teens and continued smoking for about 50 years. I… Read More
To be clear, I don’t own this music or the rights to it. It’s just a great song by Earth , Wind & Fire that seems kinda perfect for TODAY! https://videopress.com/v/Ihj5rKVp?resizeToParent=true&preloadContent=metadata Songwriters: White Maurice / Willis Alta Sherral / Mc Kay Albert PhillipSeptember lyrics © Emi April Music Inc., Steel Chest Music, Irving Music Inc.… Read More
What to Expect and What to Do For folks addicted to nicotine in any of its forms, stopping means you will encounter some withdrawal symptoms. However, these symptoms can vary widely from person to person. The discomfort caused may not be directly related to the amount of nicotine you’ve been using or the length of… Read More
According to Mark Twain or Agatha Christie (depending upon who you believe actually said it) “the secret to getting ahead is getting started.” And while the authorship of the quote may be contested, there is no question to its truth. The first step is often the hardest and always required for those who will grow… Read More
Life isn’t always fair, so I’m certain that somebody has judged you unfairly. And while it may be appealing to say or think, “they have no right to say that about me,” what they say or think is really none of our business. People have the right to be wrong – certainly in their thoughts… Read More
I hear that fairly often. Typically it’s a health concern that brings a person to a place where they accept that they should quit smoking (vaping, drinking excessively, or using other substances.) But they really don’t want to quit because they “like it!” I’m not sure that anyone actually likes sucking toxic soot into their… Read More
(Special thanks to Thadryan* for the illustrations!) Reminiscent of Dr. Seuss, a little rhyme might be of use For those quitting cigarettes (perhaps vaping or snus.)If you want to change, go ahead and read it. There’s help right here, for those who’ll heed it! If you’re in the mood for some silly rhyme, I think… Read More
MENders is an open concept support group for anyone who identifies as male. Our original, in-person meetings were located in Central Massachusetts. We migrated meetings onto virtual platforms in order to continue to provide support during the pandemic. MENders values and protects the privacy of all participants. We’ve created a safe, confidential space where all… Read More
Right up front, here’s my disclaimer: I don’t own the rights to this music or this video, BUT I can’t help but share a 45 year old song that holds up so well! And this song may not have musical, magical (almost medicinal) benefits for you, but it brings a smile to my face every… Read More
At a recent QuittersWin meeting, a member who was feeling overwhelmed felt safe sharing their frustration, fears, and pain with us. Wow! What an honor to be there as that person’s safe place. We also discussed how by not always focusing on the quantity we use, but looking at other factors, we may gain really… Read More