I never smoked. But I have seen the struggle others have had to deal with when trying to stop this addiction. It hasn’t been easy for anyone I know. If you are considering trying to end your nicotine habit maybe an online group will help.
Today I am talking to the creator of the Facebook group, Quit Smoking Support Group.
Please welcome Aimee
My name is Aimee Pacios I am 36 years old and from Newport Beach CA. I am a mother of 2 amazing children, Madison 8 and Jason 18. I am engaged to my fiancé John, and will be married in 2 years. I am a very grateful addict in recovery and CEO owner/operator of Anchored Recovery Inc, a long term case management company helping addicts in need get into and through detox and treatment. I am also a national speaker and recovery advocate, traveling the nation with a group of awesome people I call my friends (from all over our country) spreading hope and inspiration through speaking events and rally’s. I am a very big fan of sports and love enjoying live games as much as possible. Soccer has been my love and passion since I was a little girl. I currently coach my 8 year old AYSO’s soccer team and dedicate a large amount of time to that. I am a positive mover, doer and thinker and strive everyday to be a better version of myself than the day before. I am all about being part of positive change and influence for others and love people.
Please tell the readers a little about the group.
It was created to be a safe, positive and supportive group. Members can seek support and inspiration while quitting or trying to quit using nicotine products.
What inspired you to create this group?
My own personal struggle and journey with nicotine addiction. I myself seek support and inspiration from others in different areas of my life and I thought why not use it for this. I’m an addict in long term recovery so I used my 12 step program to create similar support and motivation in this group. Anything to better ones self or the lives of others is simply amazing to me.
What would you like this group to accomplish?
I would like this group to be an open form for positive encouragement and support while people struggle to quit. Also a place to share tips, advice, and ways to effectively stay stopped. When people struggle during the early days of a abstinence this would be a place to check in with others experiencing same or similar things, maybe even people that have already applied tools and made it past these struggles could help the new quitter. Eventually I would like to put together a 12 step program people could use the steps to help them with their nicotine addiction.
Thank you Aimee for taking the time to tell us about this much needed group.
Click on the link to find this Facebook group – Quit Smoking Support Group
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