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Chewing Gum

The following are just ideas that some members have found to be especially helpful for dealing with the problems encountered in withdrawal.


"Most people see this as a very nasty habit. But if you must sit quietly -- at a meeting say -- and you're afraid you'll start biting your nails, tapping your toes, or clenching your leg muscles, gum is a good way to keep some part of your body in motion without giving too much offense.

I like Extra brand chewing gum. The "Winterfresh" flavor seems to last the longest, and I chew two sticks at at time. I probably go through two packs of gum a day. It also helps with my breathing, as it mimics the act of eating, which is often conducive to natural breathing, as is sex."


Disclaimer:  The information contained in this website was not compiled by a doctor or anyone with medical training. The advice contained herein should not be substituted for the advice of a physician who is well-informed in the subject matter discussed. Before making any decisions about your health or treatment you should always confer with your physician and it is always assumed that you will do so.

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Last updated 21 July 2020