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By Elizabeth Hanson Hoffman

Second version Elizabeth Hanson Hoffman rationalized her smoking for 27 years, then she ultimately permitted the truth that she used to be powerless over cigarettes. utilizing her personal tale, the Twelve Steps and strategies she has constructed as a working towards psychologist, Hoffman may help you discover the energy to ultimately allow pass of smoking.

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When I stopped and experienced withdrawal, I was surprised.  It was not worth all the dread I suffered thinking about it.  Rather, the odds indicate that this is not a simple job and that preparation is needed.  The next chapter talks about how to handle those feelings so that withdrawal can pass quickly and our recovery can progress uninterrupted by relapse.  Stopping and staying stopped keeps us from moving in and out of withdrawal. Exercise: Withdrawal Symptoms Remember to stop. Take three slow, deep breaths.

Learn what your defenses are, how they protected you in your addiction, and decide how to use them today.  Address depression and anxiety.  Recognize the influence of learned sex roles, family roles, definitions of success and perfectionism; learn how to handle compliments and criticism.  Moderate your all­or­nothing thinking and develop strategies to deal with control issues.  Recognize all­or­nothing trust issues and learn how to set healthy personal boundaries as you build trust in yourself and in others.

The withdrawal symptoms, though unpleasant, pass rather quickly. The physical benefits of abstinence are substantial and begin soon after we stop smoking. There are many tips for quitting; resources and support groups are available.  All of our efforts now are practice in stopping for good. We live our life one day at a time, and that's the way we quit smoking. Weight gain can occur in early recovery, but there are effective ways to keep our weight within the desired range. A plan of physical self­care is essential and the benefits of putting one into action can be great!

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