Video explains why it is important to not think of or use words that minimize the reality or consequences of relapsing back to an active nicotine addiction.
Words that translate to “RELAPSE”
No matter which word a person chooses to try to explain his or her relapse, the end result will be the same–the person is once again under total control of a drug that will rob him or her of his or her health and eventually, his or her life.
While there are many words and phrases that we could use to define success, for simplicity I will narrow it down to one phrase. To avoid having to use words like Slip or Just or Only or Puff or Cheat or Sneak or Accident or Mistake or Boo boo or Drag or Blunder or Error or Steal or Borrow or Setback is as simple as always sticking to the one phrase of just remembering to never take another puff!
“I want one”
“Don’t let a slip put you back to using”
“I know I will quit again”
“Oops I had a false start”
“Get right back in the saddle?”
“If I relapse I’ll smoke until it kills me”
“Don’t beat yourself up for smoking”