(filing post in blog)
Some quitters may have trouble with the never/ever part in NOPE (Not One Puff Ever) or NTAP (Never Take Another Puff)
To tell you the truth, in the nascence of my quit, I bluffed my way through never/ever land.
qualifying never/ever with the caveat, 'just for today', and that was the truth too, it is about here and now.
As days and weeks passed I absorbed the truth about addiction.
Once I clearly understood addiction is forever
and brain receptors immediately re-connect to addiction after one puff,
I embraced never/ever/forever.
If addiction was in my brain for the long haul, well, dammit, I was too...and I was going to Win !
Originally posted July 2016
NOPE ~Never/Ever/Forever (including comments)
here is a group discussion 'How Is A Commitment To NOPE Essential For A Successful Quit'
two vids from our friend, Joel Spitzer