Congrats on finding ways to curb the addiction(s)/habit(s)!
Unfortunately, after first trying anything, I become addicted. Chemically. I am constantly fighting the urge to drink or smoke, especially if I'm around it.
After having a bad experience with a Cuban cigar (Put me on my ass for an hour. Deep depression and sick feeling the whole time. Had to lay down and could barely talk to my gf on the phone), I still feel the urge to buy a cigar or smoke a cigarette, or get a Black and Mild. I have to smoke every once in a while to gain some relief. But it makes me sick every single time I have tobacco.
It doesn't help that my sense of smell and taste are almost completely gone (I'm 20, and I can barely tell a difference between the smell of a shitty bathroom, and the smell of a Yankee Candle Shop.), enabling alcohol and smoke to go down like water and oxygen. I have to swish whiskey around in my mouth to get the taste for it. It also doesn't help that it hardly has an effect on me when I drink, so there's not much putting a limit on the alcohol except my own Will or the supply.
Even though I hate the high of anything other than Reg, I feel like I have to smoke weed every time I'm around it. Just so happens my cousin always has Loud. Goodbye rest of my night when he comes over.
Save watching my mother get tossed around when I was little, I don't really have anything to smoke or drink for. Just a bunch of chemical bullshit that makes it all hard to avoid.