After being a pack a day smoker for 25 years, the night before my first child was born I quit smoking, cold turkey, and never smoked another cigarette. My daughter was 48 in June. Once again, after being a heavy drinker for many years, one day I just said to myself Enough of this shit! quit drinking, and in the 45 years since, I have not taken another drink of alcohol, and more, have no desire to. No higher power needed! I just quit!