Might be a silly one to ask but..
As I am very partial to a beer in the evening now it is very problematic while I abide by our rules of NOPE!
I feel if I don't drink then I will have no crutches or niceties to look forward to, but in the same breath don't want to let alcohol take me down.
Do I completely avoid alcohol OR not see it as an issue & try and cope?
The operative words being A beer,. as in, no more than one. If you plan ahead, and you know what you will do when a craving strikes (as it will most definitely) and follow thru on whatever your plan is (begin deep breathing, pop a lollipop in your mouth, chew a straw, something simple but distracting)... then give it a try. STOP at the first sign of caving in to that trigger, and come here and talk it thru.
Alcohol has been said to be the Kryptonite of Quitters... and it sure can be, it is the biggest quit-killer out there. BUT... you didn't jump out of the enjoyable life just because you quit smoking.
Just beware, and treasure your quit more than you treasure your beer. If you find it is causing a big problem, give up the beers but keep in mind you will only need to do that for a short period of temporary time, not forever. Your quit is worth doing anything and everything needed to preserve it!!
Best wishes, and let us know how it goes!
Quit Date 9/20/12
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Better to be a nonsmoker with an occasional desire to smoke, than a smoker with a constant desire to quit.
Remember: everything bad about quitting is temporary, and everything good about quitting is permanent. TimidTulip
Not a day will ever go by that life is 100% perfect. But 100% of the days are better not smoking jwg
I feel no matter my outcome, quitting was still hands down the best thing I ever did....r.i.p. jwg 12/28/13
Like John, no matter my own outcome, quitting smoking is hands down the best thing I've ever done... mlm 2/16/17