I remember the day I quit dipping like it was yesterday. Unlike thousands of other times I had dipped, I remember THAT dip. That was my last dip, my 4th of July, my Cinco De Mayo – that was the day I broke free and became an independent person. I was scared to stop dipping, but I knew that I had to stop. I wasnt sure how I was going to stop dipping, but I knew I was going to. Shortly after that last dip, I tossed my empty can in the trash outside of an LA Fitness and later that night I began to research quitting methodologies. This is when I found killthecan.org.
Here I stand, over 100 days later, a changed man. I have gone through many phases during my quit. I have gone through phases filled with anger, anguish, depression, stress and anger again. Did I say I got angry? I got angry as fuck. Fortunately, KTC was a place where I could consistently go and work out those feelings with other poeple who understood what I was going through. I used the site to release those feelings, in the form of arguments – debates – pissing matches, basically anything that could keep my mind off dipping. It worked, it totally worked for me – I threw myself into my quit and used the hell out of this site.
This brings me to my biggest piece of advice for anyone reading this who is contemplating or working through the early part of their quit. You are in the right place, but you have to know how to use it. Not everyone will use this website in the same manner, the website is here for you to use it the way that works for you. One of the biggest obstacles to quitting is LEARNING HOW TO QUIT. This is a place where you can learn how to quit by tailoring your use of the site to the aspects of it you are drawn to. For some people, posting the promise is enough while others need more involvement or stimulation (updating SSOA). For me, it was the ability to come in and play rough in order to avoid doing so in my personal life.
Quitting tobacco is not easy, but nothing worth having ever is. It can be done, and the feeling is so empowering. Each day the chains of addiction become weakened – distract yourself with this site and before you know it you will have quit lining the death dealers’ pockets and taken back control of your life.
I am so very thankful for the people at this website. For what I have gained here, I will always hold this place very dear to my heart.