I lifted this section from an earlier post John put up back in January 2001.
What Can Freedom from Tobacco Do for Me?
The first thing you need to know is what Freedom from Tobacco cannot do for you! Freedom cannot quit for you, we can not make you want to quit, nor can we provide the foundation for the personal motivation that is necessary for you to achieve success. You must provide your own desire!
Regardless of how "wonderful" you find your experience here at Freedom, the glory will always belong to you. It is your desire and motivation that will deliver you from nicotine's bondage, not ours. We take no credit for your strength, your determination or your guts. We often read where members thank us for "making" them quit, but the truth is, it just isn't true. The glory will be yours!
What Freedom can take credit for is in helping provide a strong nicotine addiction and relapse education so that your determination and desire can live up to its true potential. What we can take credit for is in bringing together nicotine addicts from around the world, to share in the most rewarding and wonderful journey that many will ever experience.
Just as Freedom can't take credit for motivation, it can't take credit for lack of motivation either. Some arrive here thinking that the word "support" means that our members will somehow how pick them up and carry them or provide them with the basic motivation needed to reach glory. Sorry but it just can't be done. Just as glory belongs to the motivated, defeat belongs to the unmotivated.
As with those who give Freedom too much credit for their success, others will give Freedom undeserved blame. You'll recognize these members as those asserting that they are not getting enough attention from the group or not enough replies to their posts and then go on to relapse. Remember, support and self motivation are two different things.