Distraction with Dr. Ned Hallowell

Ep 11: The Dangers of Internet Addiction

May 31, 201624 min
Internet addiction is a very real problem, with real consequences. And it’s way more prevalent than you think. This week, we hear from a young man about his struggles with a gaming addiction. And, a woman who asked to remain anonymous, shares the emotional story of how her whole life was changed by a loved one’s addiction. (After making this episode our production team was left questioning their own internet usage, as well as their family’s.)  Resources: reSTART’s Internet Addiction Recovery Program: www.netaddictionrecovery.com/ Dr. Greenfield and The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction: www.virtual-addiction.com  Internet & Tech Addiction Anonymous (ITAA) www.netaddictionanon.org 20 Symptoms of Internet Addiction: http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/technorealism/symptoms.html

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