An example from practice.
The client's quitting smoking (the client, in this case, myself) entailed:
1) the loss of interesting communication (where, if not in a smoking room)
2) lack of opportunity to relax
3) inability to fully enjoy food (after a delicious dinner ...)
4) loss of time for thought (while smoking, you get distracted from everything)
5) a decrease in self-esteem (yes, people often make a decision at a young age that a person with a cigarette looks more serious)
6) refusal of fleeting contacts (now you have to answer on the street " I do not smoke "in response to requests)
7) fear of getting in the face (if you dig deeper into the previous example)
8) the opportunity to refuse excess food (to hammer hunger with a cigarette)
I worked through all these secondary benefits and built a new way of adaptation without a cigarette. And voila.
Actually, I started smoking because I tried several brands of good cigarettes and I liked them. That's why I smoked, because I liked it for a while. I won't say that I quit for some right reason, quit it, because I just didn't like it and got tired of it. If I want, I'll smoke again. I don’t want this for almost a year. Before that, when I started smoking, I smoked for a year. I can smoke a couple of cigarettes when I drink. And this is once every 2-3 months (the average amount of my alcohol consumption, and even then I smoke not always, but according to my mood). And so, to drink - I never drank alcohol on the system. I don't see any point in completely rejecting alcohol for myself, because in such quantities and as rarely as I drink it, it only benefits me. And I prefer only high-quality alcohol, not to get drunk, but to enjoy the taste of the drink and the atmosphere.
I quit smoking, recovering from a car accident and realizing that I do not want to smoke at all. I continue to drink alcohol, but rarely and little.
Tell us how you managed to quit the addiction of smoking (any nicotine addiction). I would like to hear an answer from people who have felt the full severity of getting rid of this habit.