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  1. I started dipping when I was about 16 with my friends after lacrosse practice. It seemed pretty harmless right? All the cool guys did it, I wanted to fit in. From then on it slowly went from once a week... to every day... to becoming a compulsive need. Before you know it you're in college, and you’re dipping all night because you think it helps you study. After that you start dipping in class and swallowing the spit. Straight down your throat. As if you're being fucked in the mouth by a prison cellmate and you decide you might as well just take it all in . Now I know that is an outrageous analogy but it has merits. Consider this: Big tobacco has known for DECADES that their products kill people. They purposely fill them with the nicotine because they know that it will hook unwitting users for life. What an insidious plot. We go through a normal stressful life, and pick up the habit to try to make things easier, not knowing we are being enslaved... Meanwhile the execs over at Big Tobacco are flying in private jets and spending their summers on yachts in the Mediterranean . The money we are spending on the products that are killing us just supports their lifestyle and their stockholders. You may disagree, or think this is an oversimplified explanation , and it probably is. Really, no amount of explaining can express all of the different facets and effects that nicotine and tobacco has on our entire human race, literally. Which brings me here. People are strongest together. Today's technology allows us this community where we can lean on each other for support and to express ideas among our peers. I got fucking fed up with dipping. Tired of hiding. Tired of rotting my teeth. Tired of swallowing poison. Tired of bottles full of filth laying all my house and car. Just sick and tired of being sick and tired. Trying to quit alone and failing. If you can think of it, someone here has lived the shit. We all stick together. We all hold each other accountable. And the ONLY way we believe a person can quit successfully is cold turkey. Even if you are currently using nicotine replacement products and not dipping, you are using nicotine. Are you going to keep using them forever? No? Then eventually you are back to cold turkey, just with wasted months or years of being slave to a patch full of nicotine instead of a can. . So my advice to you is to make up your mind quit, hang out here and lay your WORD down on the line, and quit fucking around; because its literally KILLING you in every way you can possibly imagine. The above was written by a member of Quitting Dip. If you are looking for a support group, all of the members here quit dipping using the same process, through the accountability offered by this website, and quitting dipping cold turkey.
  2. My back story is very similar to numerous others here, so I don’t feel I need to go over it in detail. The short version is that I made a lot of bad decisions when I was young and chewed snuff for over 30 years, before I found this place and quit dipping. I am not saying any of this was easy because it was not, I have had my ups and my downs just like everyone else. I am very happy and proud of my Quitting Dipping. For me the 2 most important differences between my Permanent Quit and all the previous stoppages are Accountability and recognizing and admitting I have an Addiction to nicotine. Accountability: While friends and family may love and support you, they most likely do not provide the true accountability you will need to Quit dipping and stay Quit. They will support you and be proud of you and that is all very nice, but they will also forgive and accept you if you decide to break your promise to them and start dipping. This is not true accountability; this is not what you need in order to quit dipping. What you need is the type of Accountability that QuttingDip provides, which is unwavering, no excuses, sometimes harsh, but honest Accountability. Addiction: My original plan was to quit chewing snuff but still smoke the occasional cigar. I truly thought this was a reasonable idea because I was addicted to snuff not cigars. I only smoked cigars occasionally and did not really need them all the time so that should be OK right? I have friends that do this, why can’t I? Well, after being here for only a few weeks and reading a lot of posts, researching addiction and doing a fair amount of self-reflection, I came to a different conclusion and belief. I am addicted to nicotine and if I use it in any form I know it will eventually lead me back to using snuff. I can not have just one, it does not work that way for me. I have been down that road before and now I know better. For me it is just that simple and it is the reason why I quit dipping. Thank you to QD and all who have helped me. I am happy to be free and Quit with all of you today. The above was written by a member of Quitting Dip. If you are looking for a support group, all of the members here quit dipping using the same process, through the accountability offered by this website, and quitting dipping cold turkey. THE ONLY WAY TO QUIT DIPPING IS TO QUIT DIPPING COLD TURKEY. You might think that there are lots of ways to quit dipping, but there's not. You are likely to be here after hundreds of aborted mini-attempts at quitting dipping. You can't quit dipping halfway. You also can't use nicotine replacement products. No vaping. No nicotine lozenges. No nicotine gum. Why not? Because you can't quit nicotine by using a different form of nicotine. Why do you want to extend the length of time that you experience the withdrawal symptoms of quitting dipping anyway? Get it over with. Rip the band aid off. Put that shit in the rear view mirror. When you are in the cycle of being desperate to quit dipping, but terrified of actually quitting, everything can seem overwhelming. Quitting dip is a lot easier than you think. It is all a mind game, and we know all the ways to win. If you are ready to quit, the best way to quit dipping cold turkey is to join this site, and start posting. Once you are a member you can start an introduction where you can tell the other members about yourself, or just get right to it and put your screen name and "Day 1" on the "Quit Scroll" with today's date. Just throw up a post somewhere, someone is going to see it, and help you learn how to quit dipping. You can also post below with questions or comments before you sign up. If you just about ready to pull the trigger but you're scared, stop being a pussy. There is a section in the support center full of posts encouraging guys like you to get in the game. We want to give you help to quit dipping, but you have to help yourself first.
  3. Before I quit dipping, like everyone else, I was always worried about where my dip was and how much I had left. I had a database of every gas station that had [redacted brand name*] , and never went without it. I eventually “wised up”, and started ordering two 5-can logs that I picked up every Monday. So, I was dipping at least 10 tins a week, but would often have to pick up one or two to get me through the weekend. I really never said to myself that I am going to quit dipping someday. I thought it was my identity, and I was in such denial, that I convinced myself that all of the health risks (e.g., cancer, hypertension, etc.) were just propaganda and it would be extremely unlikely to ever happen to me. In fact, I would jokingly tell friends and families that these warnings were just “old wives tales”. I WAS SICK. As an addict, I thought of dip as one of my only true friends. I am a recovering alcoholic of 9 years, and I always thought of dip as the only release I had, since I no longer drank or smoked weed. But like I said, I was dipping around the clock, so a dip never took the edge off or gave me a release anymore. It was just something I had to do. It was a cure to nicotine withdrawal, which it caused, and nothing else. Fast forward to just before I quit dipping, I was diabetic and starting to have minor circulation issues. Nothing major, but definitely a direct result of the nicotine. I had lied to my doctor (and dentist) about using nicotine my whole life, but finally fessed up. The doctor made it absolutely clear, that I was at way higher risk of hypertension, loss of circulation, etc. because I was diabetic and I absolutely had to quit dipping . For some reason, I finally had a moment of clarity and said “what the fuck am I doing with this shit?” I at least had the ability to be honest and admit that I could never be someone who could have one dip a day, so I knew continuing to dip meant continuing with 10+ tins a week. I found this site looking for methods to quit dipping or nicotine cessation. I knew quitting dip cold turkey was for me because I knew I’d never successfully quit doing nicotine replacement or slowly weening off. I remember being extremely slammed at work, but had read enough in the guest sections to know that no time was going to be a good time. So I decided that I was going to make this cold turkey quit memorable. The day I quit dipping, I threw out a couple of tins, logged on to this GREAT site, and stayed QUIT ever since. Man, those first 3-4 days are pretty fucking brutal. I knew they would be. But, if I got through day 1, I had to get through day 2. There was a lot of comfort knowing all the QUITTERS here went through what I did and lived to tell about it. Shit, by day 3 sometimes I was in withdrawal so bad I thought I was hallucinating and could barely open an email, but since I got through days 1 and 2, I told myself I’d be a pussy piece of shit if I caved on day 3. I kept with my mantra: “I am an ex-dipper who used to dip”. Day 4 sucked, but it was easier than day 3. By the next week, I was only having cravings during certain periods of the day. One day, the cravings finally went away. I think doing this cold turkey was psychologically the best way to do it, because I got to experience the pain of withdrawal to let me know how big of an addict I was. I can always reflect at how happy I am today that I am no longer a dipper. But what I really reflect on is that how sad it was I was so addicted and in such denial (and SELFISH). I am such a slob, that my desk drawer at work still has dip shavings in it because I never cleaned it out. Serves as a reminder to constantly having stained pants, always needing a spitter, and spitting on my dick while taking a shit one time (or two) because I didn’t have a spitter. That’s all history.. The above was written by a member of Quitting Dip. If you are looking for a support group, all of the members here quit dipping using the same process, through the accountability offered by this website, and quitting dipping cold turkey. *Brand names were edited out of this when being reposted, because fuck all if we're going to advertise for some tobacco company.
  4. Maybe you’ve already done enough reading around the site to know that your story is not unique, and that your addiction doesn't seem out of place with what we all used to do, before we got help to quit dipping. Or maybe this is your first visit to Quitting Dip. There was hardly any moment of any day where I wasn't getting my fix. Every waking moment. No buzz, no reason to be doing it... other than scratching that never ending itch. Does that sound like something I was getting enjoyment out of? Or does it sound like someone totally fucking addicted who is letting a drug run every facet of life? Fuck that shit. Isn't it exhausting to worry about dipping all day? To worry about the consequences? One of the biggest reasons I quit dipping was asking myself the question, “why are you doing this?” It’s a question I was unable to answer, while on the other hand, I found it much easier to answer the question “why should you quit dipping?”. The reasons to quit dipping pile up pretty quickly… Do you want to be in control of your own brain, rather than letting a weed control it? Do you want to be free to do any activity without wondering if you will have enough dip to last through the day, or if you will even be able to chew there? Do you enjoy your good health, or do you want to die from cancer? Do you like falling asleep easily and waking up rested? Do you like having extra pocket money? Do you like not having to hide spit cans and brown teeth from your loved ones? I could go on, but you get the point. Likely, you’ve reasoned all of these out in your mind before. You know that logically you shouldn’t continue chewing tobacco… but for some reason, you continue. Why? Why do you keeping doing this if you know there is literally no good reason to continue, and so many reasons to quit dipping? The answer is simple: you aren’t taking control of the decision. You’ve allowed the reasonable part of your brain to take a back seat, while the dumbass part of you drives the car. It’s time to take back the wheel. One of the most liberating moments I had was the moment when I decided to quit. I took a full can of dip, I dumped it in the toilet, and watched it all go down the drain. I would highly recommend this. You will be surprised at how hard it is to dump that can, but once you do a feeling of power and control will wash over you. After that, take it one day at a time for a while. Don’t think about being quit next month, or next year, think about being quit when you wake up tomorrow, and what an accomplishment that will be. Then think about making it to next week. Once you’re at next week, think about making it to the next month. Before you know it, you won’t even be thinking about dip. Use this website as a tool to aid your quit. Post scroll in the Plebe Quit Scroll every morning. Get involved. Writing posts about how strong your quit is will strengthen your quit and resolve to keep your daily promise. You can do it, you can get rid of the addiction. Dump that can in the toilet, post scroll, and start the next chapter of your clean and free life. If you are looking for a quit dipping support group, all of the members here quit dipping using the same process, through the accountability offered by this website, and quitting dipping cold turkey. The above was written recently by a member of Quitting Dip.
  5. I started Dipping and smoking around the age of 16. Most of my good buddies were doing it so it seemed like the social thing to do. My addiction grew in my college years and got to the point prior to my quit where the only time I didn't have a dip in my mouth seemed to be when I was sleeping or eating. Ultimately I got fed up with being controlled Many of us open this door thinking that quitting dipping is about doing it for other people or external reasons; everything and everyone but ourselves. While many others in your life will benefit when you quit dipping, they will have no influence on a successful quit. The only one that truly cares about you and your addiction is you, and the addicts that quit dipping with you here. My wife was very happy when I quit, but 3 years later she pays my addiction to nicotine no mind (nor should she).I live my life normally now, free from nicotine 's grasp, but I quit dipping first thing at QD everyday. Quitting dipping works when you draw a line in the sand, and choose to get your life back. This is your life and this is the time that you will succeed. We support you but we ain't gonna do it for you. You just have to get through today. Take it hour by hour, minute by minute. Withdrawals differ from addict to addict but 4 days is typical. Once you get through today you can deal with tomorrow when it gets here. Whenever you get a craving, just close your eyes and breathe, and it should pass. I found that when my cravings hit, I would count to 30 out loud. Normally by the end of 10 it was gone. Everyone here has been in your shoes, and we have your back so long as your name is on the scroll and you honor your promise. The next few days won't be fun but you never have to do them again. There is nothing you'll face that will make you dip, which is to say--you're in complete control. Soon you will transition from romancing nicotine to hating nicotine. All nicotine does is keep you using it. I used to think that dipping was giving me something to do when I had nothing to do. I bet we ALL used to think that if we were bored, throwing in a fatty would pass the time. So, that there is pure addict speak, because when you think about it...is putting turd in your mouth and spitting really doing something? Like, are you really less bored? It's just one of the chains of addiction we must break ...dipping out of boredom doesn't make you less bored. You’re just finding a way to rationalize your usage at that moment, an action spurned by the lizard brain that needs its chemical. But in every aspect of life, work, your time in the woods, your time in a boat… those are activities that you used to do with a dip in your mouth, and maybe you think that you can’t do them without one. You can. And it’s better. Once you've quit dipping, all of those same things are just going to be things you do. Period. Any good vibes you have about you and your favorite can are all lies and addict speak.
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