Hello all, my name is Mary and I'm so happy to be a part of this board. A little about myself.... I have been nicotine free for 10 days now, (I quit on 5/27/2016). I have also been alcohol free for nearly three weeks. I was drinking a fifth of Jack a day for almost a year. Morning, noon and night. I decided to quit drinking and went thru the worst withdrawals imaginable. Shaking so bad even my eyes and vision seemed to "shake", auditory hallucinations, some visual hallucinations, myoclonic jerks thru out the day and night, really fast heart beat, high blood pressure, just to name some. But I made it thru that, without being hospitalized, and for this I am happy. I realized just how strong I can be when the will is there. So a little over a week after my last drink, with the horrible withdrawals still fresh in my memory, I decided to quit smoking. I knew if I could survive that and not give in and have a drink to ease the pain, then I could quit smoking as well. And so far it works. Every time I crave a smoke, get a little edgy or anxious, I just think to myself "well, remember the alcohol withdrawals, it could be A LOT worse." And so far it has worked. I am so very greatful for these mild discomforts for I know it's my body healing itself and the damage I have done to it. I am holding strong to this quit, I will win and I will beat it down. I will never drink nor smoke again.