The Internet – The latest form of addiction?

Internet-Related Addiction

During my travels through cyberspace, I've noticed numerous websites and blogs that deal with various types of addictive behavior. Actually, I have recently found the following propaganda online: pornography, gambling, video games, commentary addiction (ie check comments on the blog), internet addiction, drugs, technorati addiction, drugs, information addiction, myspace addiction, and addiction to bloglines.

This file is obviously not a public list gathered from medical or psychological literature. It is noteworthy, however, that internet users themselves are those who mark their behavior and behavior of others as "addictive".

How dangerous are drugs?

While more "typical drugs" such as alcoholism and drug addiction are more familiar with various types of treatment and treatment available, used and sought, by other conditions, such as the above-mentioned drugs on the Internet, are not. The question must, however, be asked: how serious are drugs? To answer this question, consider the following statement from scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine in a recent drug research: "The United States may suffer from online users as clinically ill as alcoholic patients."

Addiction Horror Stories

While most drug stories I've read about certain "typical" conditions such as alcoholism, drugs and metabolism, addiction games "are beginning to share headlines. For example, there are various stories there about the internet about teenagers and young adults who play online video games 18 or more hours a day.

As unpleasant as this is, the most shocking and disturbing Internet-based addiction story I've heard so far is the following. 2005 died 54-year-old male, unable to break his homework, died of hunger How can you ask? Easy. For 7 weeks before he died, he sent comments in one forum every second in 30 seconds, but refused to eat. What can you do?

Among other things, take a break, go out and enjoy life. If you think this is a simpler simple suggestion you keep reading.

I remember hearing a person complaining to his physical therapist about being depressed and "stuck to the edge" for many years. After listening to patient patient patience for weeks of bad, vanity and unexciting existence, the time suggested that the doctor advised his patient what to do. On the day of the account, the doctor slowly broke the patient and said, "In a constant way you need to get some sleep and spend some time outdoors in the sun." When this was heard, the patient was understood to be "cheated" with such a "simple solution".

The point: Sometimes we make it so complex and complicated that we are caught in a cycle of "paralysis by diagnosis". Clearly, with traditional treatment times, such as years of mental diagnosis, the patient described above can finally "understand" why he had been depressed and "stuck". Depending on this "insightful" he could begin to live his life honestly, in full length and with greater joy. However, this same patient could view his world in a completely different way if he started living in a healthier manner and developed good interests, relationships and hobbies.


I think we need to learn how to balance our lives online with our lives outside of the network. Unfortunately, many people on the Internet have not learned this and have it because they get so fond of online projects that their lives, especially their relationships, have become dysfunctional. Realize it, but sometimes it causes even more annoying questions: Have our lives become so accustomed to marking the first thing that seems to be invalid? If this is even partly on target, then this is definitely a sad comment on our "enlightened" community.

Copyright 2007 – Denny Soinski. All rights reserved worldwide. Print Rights: You can print this article as long as you understand all links, do not edit the article in any way, and provide the author.


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