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Addiction To The Internet And Online Gaming
Is computer game addiction different from video game addiction, online addiction, or internet addiction?
All the same: Addiction to anything means that you are not getting the most out of life and your relationships with family and friends. Limit your time on these things and make your life and relationships your priorty. On your deathbed you will remember the people in your life; not the hours you spent playing world of warcraft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
Seek help: All addictions are serious. If you are addicted to porn, shopping, or emailing/ texting you need help since it can disrupt your life as all addictions do. You may have anxiety with obsessive compulsive issues and these are serious problems. Ask you physician for a referral to a psychologist and psychiatrist and seek any 10 step programs available for this problem that are in your city. ...Read more
Seek help: You need to get involved in a recovery/treatment program. This is one option: http://www.Netaddictionrecovery.Com/. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New phenomenon: Internet addiction can be used to describe some people who spend an excessive amount of time on line, are unable to limit the time they spend on the net, and have family or social problems as a result of the " addiction". Unlike drug or alcohol addiction, internet addiction may be a form of obsessive compulsive disorder in some people. In others, it could be a way of avoiding people/ socialization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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