Thursday, August 16, 2007

If you need some help...

... with your addiction. There are so many things I'm addicted to. Like the Internet, blogging, following tv serials and reality shows, and lately, FaceBook. It's like this thing that just creeps up on you can before you know it, you're addicted!

But thankfully I have never been addicted to nicotine, alcohol and drugs. Those are bad addictions for your health. And I'm also thankful that none of my immediate family members have such hardcore addiction and are in that kind of situation, although I do wish that my cousins would cut down on their smoking and alcohol consumption. I want them to live longer, you see. They've tried to go cold turkey before (like when another uncle of mine passed away of a sudden heart attack), but eventually they strayed back to the track. Perhaps they are chronic relapse victims?

Unfortunately, I can't tell them to go to rehab, and like most people, we all have this mental picture of drug rehab stigma as those government run centres that remind one of jail and you frequently read about escapees or riots. *grin*

But the truth is, rehab doesn't have to be like that. If only we had a service like 1-800-NODRUGS.com, a non-profit referral service that helps you or your loved ones find drug or alcohol rehab organization near to you. (Come to think of it, I can't name even one such organization in Malaysia.) What I like about them is that they provide you with so many tools to help combat such destructive addiction - from online assessment about addiction to information about the drugs and what it does to you, even intervention and how to do it successfully.

Addiction isn't just about one person (the addictee), it's about him/her and all those close to them. If you know of someone who needs help, why not get them on the right path today? It just takes one call (or one click). You could be saving their lives.

7 spins:

Wennnn said...

I nid CHUP!!!

Wennnn said...

*grin* notti me hor!!! Hehheehh now go bek to sleep!! Too much Facebook!!

Misha said...

me second me second!!!!

giddy tiger said...

I took the chance, and yay! I still get to chuppp!!!! :D
Great post by the way! :)

rinnah said...

wennnn: And you get 5 hugs for that CHUP!!!

Faster sleep then wake up and Facebook with me!

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misha: And because you are second you get 3 hugs!! Wheeeeee!

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giddy tiger: 1 just in time hug for you!

I read your post and I think it's waaaay more fab than mine!

Simple American said...

I'm addicted to your blog. Is there help for me?

rinnah said...

simple american: There is no cure! Muahahahahaha... but seriously, this is a good, clean addiction. *wink*