“Hey, have lurked in the past because I needed help. I just never posted here before. I have been chewin for the past 15 years and I am 39 soon in a week. I know I have a problem, I am embarrassed to see my dentist, my mouth feels like sh*t, tastebuds are shot, teeth yellow, and it’s the 1st and last thing I do everyday. Pretty sad. Oh and the amount of coin I drop on this sh*t and beer is unheard of.
I wanted to quit the drinking and dip and save money to treat myself to something. Anyways, where do I find the quit group for 2015 June. Last chew was 2/24/2015 8AM.
The HOF is a milestone, but it is only a small step. I quit everyday one at a time. I am happy to be quit of the addiction. It is sad how it takes over your life, but an eye opener at the same time. It is unfortunate that I had to be addicted so long before finally getting the message. It was fun in the beginning, but then it wasn’t. When you do something repeatedly and know that it is not good for you equates to stupidity. It has been said about other behaviors, described as absurd and incomprehensible. It is compared to someone jaywalking and getting injured by traffic breaking limbs. You go to the hospital, get fixed and then continue to jaywalk and break something else.
This behavior goes on and on until one day you wake up. You realize that your head doesn’t feel good up your ass. I began to accept that I had a problem. Acceptance! Then there is action. I tried to quit on my own, but that did not work. I knew that I couldn’t be the only one dipping and that maybe there are other dippers out there that might be struggling with quitting. In college, I held a health fair for a local facility to inform staff of a healthier lifestyle. I remember I had brochures of chewing tobacco and quitting. I never forgot about them. I remember reading how the mouth heals after days, weeks, months, etc. My life continued on and I dipped for 15 years.
Fast forward and then I found KTC. It truly is the best decision I have made as advised to me from other quitters. Many thanks to KTC and the quitters who reached out to me. I hope to give back to the community and pay it forward.
I dedicate my quit to my brothers Chris and Mike. May they rest in peace.
Onward and upward!