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

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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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 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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Isn't addiction to the internet better than being addicted to substances such as drugs, alcohol or smoking ?

Isn't addiction to the internet better than being addicted to substances such as drugs, alcohol or smoking ?

The good race, eh?: No addiction is good, nor is it appropriate to compare. Gaming addiction can lead to financial ruin, interpersonal catastrophe, loss of work, poor hygiene, felonious behavior, and the consequent social ills so associated. As can any addictive behavior. This sounds like a rationalization. If you have or suspect you have an addiction, it's best to seek medical help. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of addictions like to the internet?

What are the signs and symptoms of addictions like to the internet?

Too much time: By definition, an addiction is something that one does at the exclusion of other important activities. One of the keys to recognizing you have an addiction is admitting you cannot control your involvement in the activity. If someone else suggests you are addicted they are usually right, especially if it is someone who genuinely cares about you. ...Read more

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Does internet addiction lead to other types of addictions?

Does internet addiction lead to other types of addictions?

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. ...Read more

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What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?

What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?

Yes: There are many out there. This is one that i know of: http://morningsiderecovery.Com/addiction-treatment/video-games/gaming-addiction-treatment.Php. ...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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Can someone be addicted to music?

Interesting question: The idea of true "addiction" involves using more of a substance or doing more of a behavior intended, despite clear negative effects on health or aspects of life like relationships, work, school, etc. Do you abdicate important responsibilities like being a parent or spouse, in favor of music? Music can be a very nice part of life. Can be used to "tune out" others too, if headphones always on. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to the shaytards!!!?

I'm addicted to the shaytards!!!?

That's not addiction: It's infatuation, and at your age a little embarrassing, I imagine. Is there a question in there somewhere? If your zeal for this music is getting in the way of your life, and you can't do what you need to do because of it, you are in need of either a life coach or a counselor (or both). I would talk to a mental health professional about your issues. ...Read more

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Can you be addicted to ice cubes?

No: no because you would not have withdrawal symptoms if you stopped. however, if you are consuming too much water you could develop hyponatremia. ...Read more

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Could you be addicted to a person?

Could you be addicted to a person?

Addictive obsession: It is possible to be addicted to a person and this may look like an obsession: you want more of the other person and don't seem to feel comfortable being away. Healthy relationships tend to appreciate each other's individuality and space. Being unable to feel comfortable by yourself is somewhat unhealthy. Consider seeking counseling so that you can enjoy a healthy relationship. ...Read more

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Why womens are addicted to chocolate?

Why womens are addicted to chocolate?

Not addictive: Chocolate is a delightful treat and many crave it for the sake of the taste and smell satisfaction. It is not addictive in the medical sense. And men as well as women enjoy this savory treat to the taste buds. The craving is fairly universal which is why chocolate is present in so many forms and products. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be addicted to tech?

Is it possible to be addicted to tech?

Yes: Anything done in excess is unhealthy. It is important to notice how you feel after a binge session with your drug of choice (tech). Feeling guilty for not completing a task instead? Unfulfilled? Lonely? Listless? Sad? Useless? These all all signs that there may be an underlying untreated reason for your excessive use. Talk to a psychologist to help you better cope and balance out your life ...Read more

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