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September 20, 2008

Internet Addiction – Why Is It So Prevalent

Filed under: addiction — recover345 @ 10:02 pm
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Being online late at night is common and many people say that’s why they are tired at work or school the next day.  People may be addicted to different aspects of the internet- for some it’s porn, others like the support in various chat or internet forums on health or other subjects, online dating browsing, myspace and facebook chatting and other fascinations like gaming, videos on youtube and mindless surfing.

Some reasons that the internet is easier than other situations is that it you can be in the mode of a voyeur looking or if you are chatting or doing IM it can be a quick exchange involving none of the responsibility of an ongoing face to face daily relationship. People commisserate about the burdens of their families, school work, job pressures etc. There may be more support from people who don’t see you day to day, see your weaknesses etc.

There is a certain kind of control on the net where you can jump from site to site and not be stuck in a situation like a 3 hour party or a family gathering etc.  So is what we really get addicted to a life of being able to dip in and out of situations, watch without consequences and get the juicy side of life without the difficulties?

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September 4, 2008

Mackenzie Phillips in Rehab- Heroin at Lax Airport

Filed under: Uncategorized — recover345 @ 8:10 pm

Mackenzie Phillips was caught with both heroin and cocaine at Lax airport and is now at a rehab facility (name was not disclosed). Her drug charges are a felony but the arraignment is in October. The bail was 20,000 dollars.

It must’ve been hard growing up with the notoriety of the Mama and the Papa’s group (John Phillips was her dad). Mackenzie was also known for her role on “One Day At A Time”. She’s been in rehab in the past. I wish her well and know it is hard with a history.

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September 1, 2008

Martin Sheen against Proposition 5 for Addiction

What does everyone think about Martin Sheen feeling jail time may be a better threat for addicts? He does know first hand due to his own drinking struggles and witnessing his son Charlie’s drug issues the problems and temptations from the inside.

He feels that having the threat of jail time can increase one’s motivation to change and stop drug and alcohol indulgences. The proposition 5 would have a treatment option vs jail time. Some feel consequences are the best incentive to change. I think change happens when someone is really sick of their life.

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