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Internet Addiction

Gaming, shopping, emailing, chatting, pinning, browsing, blogging, gambling, pornography, or surfing. The list of ways to occupy your time on the Internet is endless. Add in its easy accessibility thanks to WiFi, smart phones, laptops, and tablets and the lure of the Internet can quickly turn into an addiction.

How can that be? We use the Internet for work, news, bill pay, communication, and much more. Using the Internet is different from being addicted to the Internet.

Which lead us to the question………..How can a person know if they are using the Internet in a healthy manner or if their use has evolved into an addiction?
 
 
Here are a few quick questions to help you know if you may be suffering from Internet Addiction.

1. Does using the internet dominate your life?
2. Does using the internet cause conflict with loved ones in your life?
3. Does using the Internet prevent you from attending work?
4. Does using the Internet cause a change in your mood? (Ie. feelings of euphoria or a buzz)
5. Do you need to increase your amount of Internet use in order to achieve the elevated mood?
6. Do you experience negative feelings or negative mood when not using the Internet?
7. Do you feel negative physical effects when you are unable to access the Internet?
8. Does your Internet use have a negative effect or cause conflict in your personal life, work life, education, or finances?
9. Do you hide or lie about your Internet use to others?
10. Do you go back to your patterns of Internet use, even after negative consequences occur?

If you answered yes to these questions then you may have an addiction to the Internet.

You may be wondering how serious can Internet Addiction be. In recent studies, the effects of Internet addiction on the brain is similar to that of cocaine addiction. Read more about these recent studies here:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As with any addiction, the following negative results of Internet Addiction have been reported:
 
 
  • Marital discord leading to divorce
  • Loss of job
  • Decrease in income
  • Relationship problems
  • Conflict between parents and children suffering from Internet addiction
  • Cases of child neglect
 
 
How can Internet Addiction be treated? Studies are reporting the current treatment used is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy also known as CBT. At DeNome Alliances, we have therapists that not only utilize CBT, but that are specifically Certified in the treatment of Internet Addiction. If our staff can be of help to you or your loved one please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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