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Re: [MOL] FW: [Humor]: Help for Internet Addiction



Dear Jeanne,

HELP!  It's me, it's me!  Well, all but #9...I believe there is a higher
power, greater than myself...I will not let the internet control my
life...Oh, JEANNE, let me know where to sign up.

Your friend,

Martha
-----Original Message-----
From: JEANNE KISSINGER <jhkissinger@home.com>
To: 'Jeanne' <jhkissinger@home.com>; mol <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Thursday, July 22, 1999 9:45 AM
Subject: [MOL] FW: [Humor]: Help for Internet Addiction


>New oldie, Jeanne
>
>> Subject: [Humor]: Help for Internet Addiction
>>
>> Help for Internet Addiction
>> ===========================
>>
>> Hello.
>>
>> 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 is?
>>
>> 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-LOGOFFNOWFORPETE'SSAKE.
>>
>> 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 power off to free up your phone line,that is.
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