Measuring our progress during recovery can be tricky. One day we feel great; cravings are lessening and we're motivated to put smoking behind us for good. The next day can be a different story -- thoughts of smoking creep in and we wonder if we'll ever truly break the chains that bind us to nicotine addiction.
Forum moderator Mic has done a beautiful job of describing how most of us heal from nicotine addiction. Using the graph illustrated here, she explains how the journey to freedom unfolded for her and what you can expect as you move further away from that last cigarette you smoked.
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