Wow, does time ever fly. The year 2016 is gone, and 2017 is here! It's been quite some time since I've posted, and I've had several of you reach out to make sure things are alright; so I wanted to take a quick moment to update everyone on how things have been going. TL;DR: Things are good! I can't complain, anyways.
I've never been one to faithfully keep track of my sober dates. I have no idea exactly when I stopped using opiates intravenously; only an approximate guess. However when it came to quitting smoking, I shared many of my struggles through Twitter and here on my Blog, so this time around I do know my exact quit date. As of May 14th, 2016, I will officially have 6 months free of Tobacco and Nicotine. How's it going, you ask? Well... if you're looking for an honest answer, there's good days and bad.
Before the New Year arrives, I wanted to give an update on how I've been fairing as a non-smoker. I've successfully made it just under 50 days smoke-free now, and it feels amazing. While I struggled through the process of quitting, now that I'm over the biggest hump I've been absolutely fascinated by how little of it was actually physical, and just how much was psychological
Ever since I managed to kick my habit of injecting opiates and found a path back to recovery, I've desperately wanted to add cigarettes to the list of substances I'm no longer actively addicted to. Over the years, my relationship with Cigarettes had become abusive, and I was no longer happy. I had made several attempts to break it off and leave, but Cigarettes would have absolutely none of it. Our toxic relationship was effecting my health, causing problems in my chest and lungs, and leaving me feeling down and defeated. Yet try as I might, I just wasn't able to completely break it off and make the big leap into a tobacco-free life... until now.
By K. Lanktree
- Freelance Writer -
- Blog Mistress -
- Former IV Drug User -
- Methadone Patient -
- Lover of all things Harm Reduction -
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