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Question / Reflection of the Day: What was the biggest or craziest lie your addict brain had you believe?
- I’ll start. For me, anyone who bought dip in logs or cigarettes in cartons was “more addicted” than me who only ever purchased one can at a time. I could stop whenever I wanted but them?? They were truly addicts.
- Many of my baseball buddies dipped, and had dipped for many years. I told myself, shit, they’ve all chewed way longer than me, and they’re just fine. I have nothing to worry about. That, and never looking at pictures of what happens to people who lose part of their face from chewing tobacco. I lied to myself on the daily. Never happen to me. 81 days quit! NAFAR
- That I could never quit as long as my SigO was still smoking. I figured that we would have to quit together if either stood a chance. Can you imagine the odds of two addicted people deciding to quit at the same time? What odds would that be – a million to one? Guess that way my addict brain knew it was safe from me doing something really hard like quitting. And yes, I did quit alone and, sadly, my SigO is still smoking almost 5 years later. It can be done.
- That if I just cut back it is not so bad. “I use to chew one can a day now I go through a can every two days.” That prolonged my quit for nearly another year. Either shit or get . . . Now I realized there is no other choice.
- Bandits will let my mouth ‘heal’ while I’ve got this really sore spot. SMFH.
- Pouches are better for you than straight dip.