Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Ultimate Revenge

I was MP3-ing the night away last night (as usual) and I heard this story. Now I can't remember what program it was on but is so worth sharing - and it was from Radio National so I figure it is credible ....

Many Burmese refugees are congregating on the Thai border. Due to the crap that they have escaped, and the crap they are experiencing, the prevalence of alcoholism and other forms of drug abuse is increasing significantly. By all accounts this is most convenient for the Burmese government as 'drunks' don't really have the oomph to join to political debate and as such are no threat to their stay in power.

Once this information is passed onto those with alcohol and other drug issues, apparently the desire to be rebellious and stay sober is proving to be a very effective motivation in helping them managing their condition!

Yes I know there is more to recovery both from the addiction and the dire personal circumstances but isn't that ultimately a fabulous form of revenge - be healthy and sober!

2 comments:

Gale said...

Ok baby, heres a conspiracy theory ..maybe thats why alcohol is legal, maybe thats why so little is spent on rehabillitation in our own little country...mmm

Mountaingirl said...

oooh now there is a thought .....