In the 80's, Betty Ford's confession that he was an alcoholic was amazing. It seems that everyone is addicted to something
When Betty Ford, who died last week, for the first time publicly described his addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs in the 1980s, provided comfort to many. By revealing that even the U. S. First Lady may be suffering from an addiction, it must have been thousands of similar conversations easier for men and women who were unable to recognize and deal with their own addictions.
still tend to think that alcohol or drug problem will be easy to spot, but Ford said the problem of "functional" addicts, the kind that can deceive others and themselves they themselves that there is no problem. "My makeup was not smeared," he says, "I was not disheveled, I behaved politely, and never finished a bottle, so how could I be alcoholic?" People cared about her and were inspired by their struggle. And the Betty Ford Center has helped thousands of people through rehabilitation.
Of course, it was a courageous revelation Sometimes it seems that now become almost mandatory. So many famous people who walked through the doors of the Betty Ford Center. I greet the news of another celebrity addiction, with a gloomy sadness, wishing a full recovery, with the hope that do not fall, which, as Robert Downey Jr. - he felt like "a loaded weapon [its] mouth, and [as] the taste of metal "- he found a way to heal. But it's not a surprise. Sometimes it seems that everyone is addicted to something.
And not just about drugs and alcohol. We suffer these days from various neuroses of abundance - not just addictions, compulsive behaviors, but in which many of us keep coming back to a source of distraction. It seems that there are many things which - as the dogs with food -. Many of us, apparently against nature "off"
I often think of the life of my grandmother: she had no passport, never left the country, no television, made her own clothes, and more pleasure was reading books borrowed from the library. It makes me feel bad to admit that spending money on things they do not need nor want all just because I'm bored, I have problems shutting down the Internet to focus at work. I might be inspired by Betty Ford. If something is a problem, will admit. While I admit. And there is a solution to these compulsions low grade? Betty Ford Center does not address the constraint checking Facebook, or turn on the TV instead of dealing with their emotions.