Jul 11, 2011

Does anyone have anything to say about my blog on addiction?

This is not only for gamblers. Are you a secret drinker? Does your faith forbid it? Do you participate in immoral and illicit activities? Have you done something stupid when you were young and it plagues you? If your answer is no to all of this, you are indeed fortunate. But isn't it possible that there's a member in your family who's not so lucky? Remember, addicts are impostors. They live a secret life. Their secret activity is very soul-taking. One has to talk about this if you suspect that someone in the family is affected. My blog only has two comments on this subject. Tsk...tsk...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Addiction is a damaging disease that not only affects the addict but also the people involved in the addicts life. Where does one draw the line when we talk of addiction? When we speak thereof do we mean? Alcohol, Drug, Sex and gambling only or can we take it a step further? When someone in your family or in your circle of friends is an addict - your life literally becomes a living hell.
I have learned that until the addict themselves want to be helped , nothing and no one will be able to assist in anyway!
On the other hand there is this term called 'Tough Love' that is being used by many mothers and it is a horrible last resort. Often it works and only if the parent/s are stern enough and stick to their guns and not give in. I am sure that there are many people out there who has a view/opinion on this subject. Lets hear yours and who knows maybe we are able to help those out there who thought that they were 'going through' this alone.

Rayda Jacobs said...

What I'm trying to do is sort of a Gamblers Anonymous online - where you come clean about your addiction and listen to the stories of others... also, I believe when you talk about it, and listen to the horror stories, you can help yourself. I do this because I too have a penchant for slot machines. There! I said it! Wrote a book about it and the film too! For an addict, every day is a day you think about it... the deal is, to create weeks and months being clean and reducing the urge.

My Underground Attic said...

Great idea to blog about this. There are many people in such a position who are too scared to (firstly) admit it to themselves and then to the world. They all need support, beacause their ultimate fear is rejection...by their loved ones, the community etc. The very first step is to admit that you have a problem, then to tackle it in order to overcome it. Please remember that your addiction has a RIPPLE EFFECT! It not only makes your life hell, but turns your loved ones lives into a LIVING HELL! Do something about it! They don't deserve to suffer because YOU have a PROBLEM!

Anonymous said...

I'm addicted to sex. It used to consume me but as time went by I've learnt to deal with it somehow. How does one break free from something that is ultimately so pleasing yet seen as so wrong?