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How do I stop being addicted to the internet?

How do I stop being addicted to the internet?

Seek help: All addictions are serious and you need to seek help. Ask your physician for a referral to a psychologist and a psychiatrist as well as a 10 step program in your city. You may have an anxiety problem with obsessive compulsive issues and these are serious issues that require a doctor's help. ...Read more

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How can I stop being addicted to the internet ?

How can I stop being addicted to the internet ?

Seek help: All addictions are serious and you need to seek help. Ask your physician for a referral to a psychologist and a psychiatrist as well as a 10 step program in your city. You may have an anxiety problem with obsessive compulsive issues and these are serious issues that require a doctor's help. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be addicted to the internet?

What does it mean to be addicted to the internet?

See below: Addiction is the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. Thus, addiction to the internet would mean that you are enslaved to it and could not give it up without serious psychological or physical anguish. ...Read more

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If I am now addicted to the internet.. It's damaging my life.. What should I do?

If I am now addicted to the internet.. It's damaging my life.. What should I do?

An Rx may help: The internet lets you learn and brings the world of wonder to your door -- if you're focusing on science rather than politics or superstition or fantasy romance, it's enviable. You already have insight and it sounds like this is compulsive. A low dose of a psychoactive medication may melt the compulsion away, or a bit of cbt. These things are common & treatable. Get with your physician. ...Read more

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I honestly think im addicted to the internet. What can I do to help this?

Mutual support helps: You might consider checking out the mutual support groups that are available on the internet. An alcoholic who wants recovery, and is unable to leave the bar, may find another alcoholic in the bar who is looking for recovery, and together they may do what neither could do alone. ...Read more

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I am addicted to the internet and haven't been outside in over four years. What hope do I have of overcoming this?

I am addicted to the internet and haven't been outside in over four years. What hope do I have of overcoming this?

Seek help: Given the enduring nature of your troubles, the best chance of overcoming things would be to consult with a mental health professional. If you can make this difficult move, i.e. Setting up a consultation and getting to the appointment, you might have a leg up. If it's too difficult to get out of the house for the appointment, some practitioners might be willing to start out with a few phone calls. ...Read more

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My wife spends twelve hours a day on the internet. Can she actually become addicted?

My wife spends twelve hours a day on the internet.  Can she actually become addicted?

Possibly: These problems are termed "process addictions" and it is poosible to become addicted to any activity. Are necessary activities and social interactions suffering? Is she aware? Is she unable to stop? Than she is addicted. ...Read more

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How can I stay away from the internet, I am so addicted 9+hrs?

How can I stay away from the internet, I am so addicted 9+hrs?

Turn it off!: Fear not! try a radical change. This issue is getting increasing attention, much of it on the internet! remember: the internet is not physically addicting. This is a bad habit. But you can kick it! you may not even need help. Try a radical change! turn it off for 2 days. Make sure to plan many alternate activities. See if you can enjoy your time without it. Dont miss real life! ...Read more

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