Internet addiction, also known as Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), is an excessive or problematic computer use that interferes with daily life and results in negative consequences. Like addiction of all kinds, internet or computer addiction can take one away from a person’s responsibilities, loved ones, career, hobbies, health, and ultimately his or her life.
In general, time spent on the internet can prove to be extremely worthwhile and productive. In modern days, computers and the internet are used by most everyone for a gathering of information, document creation, shopping, sharing, and entertainment purposes. Several more people depend on their computer and internet expertise to make a living. Computers and the internet are at the center of most everything connected to modern life, including social and dating circles. The differentiation between healthy and problematic internet usage can be difficult to determine given the extent of Internet-related activities that are now inherent to everyday life.
For most anything in life, moderation is essential for one’s ability to balance his or her multiple tasks and responsibilities on a daily basis. As technology evolves and computers become more integrated into the day-to-day operations of individuals, businesses, and society as a whole, one’s reliance on the internet for additional activities can become unmanageable and unhealthy.
There is Help for Internet Addiction
No matter what the causes of internet addiction in any given individual, the only way to overcome the addiction is to address its causes. At A Forever Recovery, we know that addiction destroys lives, and does so entirely and progressively. We also understand that despite best efforts to control the compulsive and destructive behaviors associated with addiction, those who suffer from it find themselves repeatedly trapped in a vicious cycle.
This is why we have developed an individualized treatment program to heal the individual in mind, body, and spirit on a track that is tailored to his or her personal needs, preferences, and spiritual belief system. Working on open-ended terms means that we give each person whatever time he or she requires to achieve the goals needed for a safe and healthy reintegration with society.
At A Forever Recovery, we understand the pain addiction inflicts on all those affected by it, and we can help. Call us now at our toll-free number to talk with a trained counselor about how to get yourself, or a loved one the strength, tools, and awareness required for a healthy life of moderation, happiness, and productivity, free from addiction and loneliness.