Am I addicted to the internet?
Are you on the internet every minute you can? Do you turn down social activities because you would rather be online? Do you spend too much time at work surfing? You may have an internet addiction. Addiction is evident when an obsession with something disrupts the more important things in life, like personal relationships, schooling, or jobs. People can become addicted to pretty much anything, and teens are especially vulnerable to addictions, whether behavior or substance addictions. Internet addiction is an impulse control disorder, similar to gambling, making it a little different than the chemical addiction of drug or alcohol abuse. Take this quick assessment to learn more about the warning signs of internet addiction and help you determine if you may be addicted to the internet.