According to Jellinek Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands abstract smoking dependence fits the criteria given in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders system, version IV (DSM IV),1 grading dependence and addiction to a substance (Table 28-1) Today when I was out and about town I witnessed an individual standing near an ashtray attempting to get a … [Read more...] about Are You an Ex-Smoking Nazi?
The five D's provide a process to help smokers keep from lighting up. Therefore, when the urge to smoke strikes remember the 5 D's. You could even put a post-it note with these queues at places you usually go to fulfill your nicotine habit. By alerting your conscious mind you will support building new subconscious patterns to weaken your tobacco dependency and lay a … [Read more...] about The Five D’s For Quitting Smoking
I have been so busy that if I had not checked my e-mail (thanks Rosie for reminding me.) I probably would have slid right past the three-year mark with barely a whisper! You are perhaps wondering how I arrived at this precious milestone? It took time, research, dedication, stubbornness, and a strong desire to succeed. I never really had a strong human support system nor … [Read more...] about I Quit Cold Turkey Three Years Ago Today