IJMC - Internetaholics
Have you remained a subscriber of this list for more than a year? Then
this message is especially for you. For the rest of you, well, there may
still be time! Only you can avoid your fate...uhm, yeah. Something like
that. Maybe someone knows what I mean. I am not sure I do anymore. -dave
Yes, you. You, looking at this screen for hours on end,
online. You, bleary eyed. You, an addict. Have you looked in
the mirror lately? Been outside? Know what day of the week it
Your name was given to us by a spouse or family member who is
concerned about your internet addiction. At Internetaholics
Anonymous, we can help. We're a non-profit society of
recovering addicts like yourself that provides support and
counseling through weekly meetings designed to help you cope
with your problem.
We feature a twelve step recovery program and in extreme
cases, interventions. Although it is our firm belief that you
are never "cured," you most certainly can recover.
We have designed a brief checklist to determine if you are an
addict. Do you:
1) Have twitches of the hand when you walk by your terminal?
2) Check e-mail more than five times a day?
3) Spend more time chatting than eating or sleeping?
4) Surf aimlessly with no direction, if only to be online?
5) Leave your name and information at countless sites if only
to hope you'll receive a reply one day from a company you'll
never do business with anyway?
6) Log on before important personal habits, such as meal
preparation, hygiene or bodily functions?
7) Have red, swollen eyes that hang halfway out of your head?
8) Spend hours online on a holiday from work, where you'd
usually be griping about your carpal tunnel syndrome?
9) See smoke arising from your computer or WebTV box?
10) All of the above?
If you answered yes to four or more questions (or chose #10),
you have a problem. Please call us at Internetaholics
Anonymous at: 1-800-LOGOFFNOW.
We're here, we're free, and we're confidential. The first step
to recovery is admission that you have a problem.
Call us today.
If you can sign off to free up your phone line, that is.