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How should I treat internet addiction?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: RX underlyingdisease

Most "process addictions" - gambling, overeating, sex addiction, internet addiction - are related to underlying anxiety disorders and/or depressive disorders.
Some 12-step techniques work for some process addictions, such as gambling, but others, including internet addiction, are usually part of an obsessive-compulsive personality and the underlying disorders needs to be treated.

In brief: RX underlyingdisease

Most "process addictions" - gambling, overeating, sex addiction, internet addiction - are related to underlying anxiety disorders and/or depressive disorders.
Some 12-step techniques work for some process addictions, such as gambling, but others, including internet addiction, are usually part of an obsessive-compulsive personality and the underlying disorders needs to be treated.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. John Moseri
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Internet Addiction

However, like all addictions, behavior modification is not linear. Have a daily plan of what you intend to get done. Follow the time alloted to each assignment and move to another, including your stay on the internet to check your emails, glance at facebook, or y-tube. Get off the internet as soon as the time is out. Good luck.

In brief: Internet Addiction

However, like all addictions, behavior modification is not linear. Have a daily plan of what you intend to get done. Follow the time alloted to each assignment and move to another, including your stay on the internet to check your emails, glance at facebook, or y-tube. Get off the internet as soon as the time is out. Good luck.
Dr. John Moseri
Dr. John Moseri
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