My name is Bhupender (frm Delhi,India) and i am 35 yr.old. Addicted to nicotine and alcohol since my school days (almost 17 yrs.now).I am married and have a 10 yr.old daughter and 3 yr.old son.
Though i never smoked in home or near my kids and wife but everyone in my family(frm last month my daughter also.on my 35th b'day on 19 june ,she gave me a card ,"Papa we love u , don't smoke".) on 3rd july At around ten in morning my wife woke me up and asked me about bruises on my neck and face.As i was so drunk previous night,I didn't remember how it all happened.She left cos she had to go to my parents house.
The whole day i stayed back in house.Because of hangover i again started drinking in the day only(saturday).In the evening our cook came and asked me about the accident cos the car was in bad shape.Again i was so drunk to understand or remember anything.
I don't know what happened on the morning of 4th july when some sort of self-realization struck inside me."What I am doing to my body and soul.What ll happen to my family if something happens to me.Can't be more shameful than this".THE VERY MOMENT I THOUGHT I'LL QUIT SMOKING AND DRINKING. My wife came to home around 1'o clock and i told her about this.she was happy but didn't believe me.
4th july(1st day).The first day went through with much difficulty and i could sleep only in the morning at 4 a.m (5th july).
5th july (2nd ). It was sunday ,i decided to stay at home so that i wont see anyone smoking.In night around 9 p.m , I came across this wonderful FREEDOM site and the whole night i read everything on it and slept only the next evening at 10 p.m(6th july).
7th july(3rd). I went to my office and seriously i was not feeling any any craves for either nicotine or alcohol.Everything was going very smooth.Around 1'o clock i completed my 72 hours of probation and i joined here to share and get further advice and tips from my fellow FREEDOM FRIENDS.
I must tell u the difference happened to my body physically in 3 days.In the evening i went for swimming and i did four laps without stopping whereas earlier even one was difficult.In lunch my wife sent me a note , i 'll write it down as it is,"I am really thankful for your efforts .Your family is always with u. With love,care and affection".That made my day and i promised to stay like this and never harm myself and others alike.
on 8th july at 1 p.m my 5th day has started and i am not feeling any craves(i mean it) for both NICOTINE AND ALCOHOL.I always thought it would be very tough to leave but once YOU DECIDE nothing is tough.
THANKS TO FREEDOM . I ve pasted a placard saying NTAP in front of my table and ceiling of my bedroom.Always keep me reminding...
Nicotine and alcohol free since 4 days 2 hrs 9 min, adding 11 hr 55 min to my precious life.