Archive for September 19th, 2009

Prevention Is Better Than Cure


This has got to be one of the hardest posts I have had to write.

What does one do when someone one knows drops a bombshell – the he/she is about to enter a drug rehab centre.

Worse, the physical distance means that one is not able to be there to offer any help!

Whilst going through a barrage of emotions ranging from sadness and guilt to anger and frustration, this is also the time when one has to trust that the rehab centre does a good job. It is interspersed with question of “How?” “Who?” and much more.

One can’t help but wish that there had been courses to prevent this happening. There should be more avenues to protect youths from substance abuse and to reduce the demand for such. There should be some form of help BEFORE they get to this stage.

It breaks my heart… and I wish her all the best.