Why Chewie Loves Dip Rage

Dip RageDip rage is a very real part of quitting dipping… And quite frankly I love it… Here’s why

Sure it’s a little humorous to the vets to look at some of the ramblings but that’s CERTAINLY not the reason I like it.

I like it because it REMINDS me what I’ve gone through to get to this point in my quit… I’ve beaten it and I’m NEVER going back to those days again… You guys that are dealing with it now will feel the same way… I promise.

I like it because it’s conclusive proof that you guys are HEALING… You may not recognize it yet, but it’s one of many physical signs that your body is getting rid if the nic and quite frankly… it’s pissed. It’s pissed at you for starting in the first place, but now it’s pissed at you for taking it away… Look at this as a good thing! your quit is WORKING!!!

I’m not here to tell you that once you get past a certain day you’ll feel “all better”.  This addiction isn’t a “boo-boo” that we’re putting a band aid on. But I can tell you this: Once you’ve walked through the hell that is quitting, you’ll have a resolve that is greater than ever. You’ll look back on those first couple of weeks and REMEMBER the pure hell that you’re going through.

I’ve said it many times and I’ll repeat it now…

You’ll NEVER have to go through days 1-3 again… as long as you don’t cave.

Do you understand how powerful that is??? You’ll NEVER have to feel like this again – as long as you stick to the gameplan.

This will not be easy…
You will have bad days…
You will get pissed…
You will feel like shit…

But you WILL QUIT~

Two guarantees…

  1. Chewie’s here for you…
  2. You will NEVER wake up after a dip free day and say “Damn… wish I caved yesterday.”

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF ONE DAY OFF DIP

Day 2 is just as important as day 102 or 202. It’s a day off dip that you’re no longer killing yourself. I don’t know ya but I love ya and I’m proud of ya. Part of what you’re dealing with is a memory – Your memory of a life with dip.

A quote from my HOF speech says it all… “A man is defined by his actions, not his memories.”

Your job is simple – Get quit and stay quit. Call for help. Post up and take it seriously. You’re in for the fight of your life… and FOR YOUR LIFE… we’re here for ya.

chewie

NOTE: This piece written by KillTheCan.org forum member chewie

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15 Comments

  1. hey so ive been dipping for little under a year im underage and i have been without dip for a day and i got really pissed just angry in general now i dont want to quit all to gether because it gives me something to do instead of eat shit all day if i quit for say a week and do it again will it kinda reset my body in a way so like not dipping the next day and ill get pissed again?

  2. oaspeaks@hotmail.com

    Hey ladies and gents, Owen here. I live in Seattle and work as an electrician. I’ve been dipping since ’09, 6 years, and I’m 23 days chew-free. Day 1-4, angry as hell. Days 5-8—glad I quit. Days 9-14. Damn I need a chew. Day 15–23–replace chew with something better, running (fast walking) has helped me a lot.

    I drank 1 gal of Water a day. I replaced the chew urge with fruit and veggies. Well, need less to say , I Lost weight quickly. Chewing on carrots and salary on trip home, 1.5 hour commute.

    Good luck to yall here. God bless.

  3. Two and a half weeks in.. Been feeling wrong for the past week or so and just experienced dip rage for the first time in the truck on the way home.. This sucks so bad.. Determined though for me and the ppl i love

  4. On day five, it’s been rough going straight cold turkey. I been going through a lot of gum to help with having something occupying my lip. But with the rage aspect, the weight room has been my greatest outlet. I have had my angry days and felt like I was on the brink when any moderate stress trigger came up. But I feel lifting weights and some physical activity helps channel the rage as well keeps you busy. I feel I have a long road ahead but I do feel this route will help me and maybe others.

  5. Day 3 tomorrow. Day 7 for smoking. Wasn’t a dipper for even a WEEK but anxiety’s killin’ me.

  6. On day 8 and it’s been awful

  7. Hi Jennifer. I was you…152 days ago. My dental story is expensive and painful, but I’m quit. I used for 22 years and I’m quit. I bought nicotine patches, used one, logged on to KTC and three hours later, had the patch off and all of the nicotine I had was flushed and in the sewer where it belongs. I raged and damn hard! ….but I am quit! Join me. Join us. Rage here, and quit on!

  8. Had my wisdom teeth taken out last Friday. The dentist says no chewing for 2 wks to 2 mos. great time to quit. 🙂 my mom and grandma were thrilled.

    OMG! Times three!!! This is Hell and I swear I’m dancing with devil.

    I have been chewing for over half my life almost 23.5 years. I want to run down the hallway at the office with a baseball bat because everything and everyone makes me angry. I had to put a sign up on my door saying nicotine withdrawals stay-away if you like your head where it is!

    I have not smoked in 20 years and I offered to pay someone for a cigarette. They refused; just made me frustrated.

    I’ve been wearing 1-2 nicotine patches a day just to trying to take the edge off. Have been for a week still isn’t cutting it. I’m going to lock myself in the bedroom for the wkend.

    – hoping that the office & I survive next week.

    Glad to know that this does go away – my job depends upon me being nice, on top of everything and quick on my feet and thinking cap.

    • Hi Jennifer – I remember getting my wisdom teeth out… I chewed that afternoon 🙁 What a dumbass I was.

      The fact that you’re using the patched believe it or not is hurting your quit. They contain nicotine so they’re actually feeding into what your body is craving (nicotine) by giving you a small dose. When you cut out those patches, you’re going to go into withdrawal again. It’s going to suck, but I’d suggest cutting them out. Until you do, you can’t TRULY begin your recovery.

      From the time you take off your last patch, it will take 72 hours (3 days) for the nicotine to work its way out of your body. In that meantime, drink lots of water to flush it out of your system.

      That said, once you get over that hump, things WILL slowly get better… and before you know it you’ll gain something you’ve not had in decades: FREEDOM.

  9. On day 2 don’t think I can make it

    • I’m on day 10. I’m all in on no nicotine anything. I found this site last night. And it’s pretty accurate about the things you’ll be going through. It made me feel better I’m not alone.

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