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    Affiliate Manager Matt McWilliams's Avatar
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    New Study - Internet Addiction: Where It's A Problem
    I knew it was possible to be addicted to ABW....but the internet as a whole? I did not know anything else was out there!

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    Is spending too much time online a prevalent and damaging condition, or simply a bad habit among a select few? Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have taken an important step toward resolving the debate over whether compulsive use of the Internet merits a medical diagnosis.

    In a first-of-its-kind, telephone-based study, the researchers found that more than one out of eight Americans exhibited at least one possible sign of problematic Internet use. The findings follow results from previous, less rigorous studies that found a significant number of the population could be suffering from some form of Internet addiction.

    "Our telephone survey suggests that potential markers of problematic Internet use are present in a sizeable portion of the population," the researchers noted in their paper, which appears in the October issue of CNS Spectrums: The International Journal of Neuropsychiatric Medicine.

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    http://www.emaxhealth.com/34/7924.html

    Does this sound like any of you?
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    when I was a teenager I spend bout 3-5hour a day on the weekday while 5-12 hour on the weekend.. so what do you think?

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    I would say you are a borderline addict.

    Are there any gateway drugs to internet addiction? XBoxes maybe?
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    When I was a teenager, my parents grounded me by taking away my 14.4 Zoom modem. Luckily, I knew where they hid it, so when they went out for dinner, I was able to jump back onto my BBS boards...

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    I'm not addicted!
    • 13.7 percent (more than one out of eight respondents) found it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days at a time
    Days? Try minutes.
    • 12.4 percent stayed online longer than intended very often or often
    Nah, not me. I intended to be online all day.
    • 12.3 percent had seen a need to cut back on Internet use at some point
    Why would I want to cut back?
    • 8.7 percent attempted to conceal non-essential Internet use from family, friends and employers
    What are they talking about? It's all essential!
    • 8.2 percent used the Internet as a way to escape problems or relieve negative mood
    Negative moods have nothing to do with it. I'm online no matter what mood I'm in.
    • 5.9 percent felt their relationships suffered as a result of excessive Internet use
    Everyone I know is online, so why would my relationships suffer by being online?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    [*]8.7 percent attempted to conceal non-essential Internet use from family, friends and employers

    What are they talking about? It's all essential!

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    Plus, all those addicts are potential customers. One in eight is a good start, but we need more!
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    Are there any gateway drugs to internet addiction? XBoxes maybe?
    LOL I think games are more of an addiction.



    They keep me away from the internet too much!!
    Thanks to them, I'm only online 10 hours/day instead of all 16 waking hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    Plus, all those addicts are potential customers. One in eight is a good start, but we need more!

    LOVE IT!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMcWilliams
    Are there any gateway drugs to internet addiction? XBoxes maybe?
    Hmmm, I can think of one really "provocative" drug, which I bet is the most common type out there...

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