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Does internet addiction lead to other types of addictions?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 25 years experience
It could: People who develop "behavioral" addictions such as internet are usually more prone to become addicted to other behaviors such as drug and alcohol or gambling even. Their brains get a "high" from the behavior, if one "high" is removed their brain looks for another "high" to replace it. Its called cross addiction.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Lifestyle changes: Any addiction involves an addiction to a specific lifestyle which players a major role in recovery.

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