Welcome to Freedom from Nicotine, home to what may be the most educated ex-users on earth. If just starting out we recommend you begin your reading here on
these 3 message boards, which we collectively call the First 72 Hours. The boards are
broken down into: (1) Planning (2) Navigating Withdrawal and Encouragement/Support . Although our forum contains thousands of other threads, we
have done our best to make sure that all key recovery lessons are presented on these three boards.
It's our hope that from here you'll gradually branch out and discover a number of education paths and tools we've created to motivate, educate and support recovery. From WhyQuit's powerful motivational stories, to the Internet's largest library of original cessation articles, audio tapes, free e-books and what's probably the most focused and serious cessation support group anywhere on earth, it's vastly more than needed for success. In fact, everything we present here can be boiled down into one rather simple concept ... that you're dealing with true chemical dependency, and there's no such thing as just one. There was always only one rule ... no nicotine today! We call this rule the The Law of Addiction .
Contrary to your addiction bred fears, coming home is good not bad. Imagine being afraid of keeping your entire world the way it is now and only removing one thing, nicotine. If like most of us when we arrived, it's normal to arrive convinced that nicotine use defines who we are, gives us our edge, helps us cope and that life without it will be horrible. But that's a big part of the beauty of coming home, for once through basic withdrawal you will discover that your enslaved brain had pounded home a false message. Everthing you did as a user can be done as well as your better once free. Although the first few days may feel otherwise, we leave nothing behind. Embrace this adventure don't fight it!
Welcome to Freedom which was built with you in mind. Just one rule ... none!