When I attempt to give up smoking I feel the loneliness and emptiness that I grew up feeling. Have realised that when I began drinking and smoking with my family I became someone to them. I felt I belonged and was worth speaking to and began to be noticed and included. The truth is that I am not much to them either way and have accepted that, tapped it and don’t have the bad feelings around it. But when I am not smoking I feel the same lonely and empty feelings even when i am surrounded by people and I look for anything to replace it. I have managed to be off alcohol for over a year but know that I cannot be near my family without it. Need to stop smoking now and move on. Already tapped the lonely, empty feeling, any other ideas.