Is internet addiction a big problem in the world.

This theme is clearly shown through out the text as it shows addiction from a whole person view.

The words “alcoholic” or “drug addict” carry a negative connotation.

In some sense, they aren’t. A substance affects a person physically in a way that a behavior simply cannot: no matter how severe your trichotillomania, you’re not introducing something new to your bloodstream. But, in what may be a more fundamental way, they share much in common. As Potenza and his colleague Robert Leeman point out in a of the last two decades of research, there are many commonalities between those two categories of addiction. Both behavioral and substance addictions are characterized by an inability to control how often or how intensely you engage in an activity, even when you feel the negative consequences. Both come with urges and cravings: you feel a sudden and debilitating need to place a bet or to take a hit in the middle of a meal. Both are marked by an inability to stop.

The book covers the development of addiction from desire through the experience of addiction.

There are currently five types of internet addiction.

But after her marriage ended due to her husband’s affair, Patricia became insecure, and started exploring dating sites on the internet – soon, Patricia was going on dates, sex dates - and in an interview with the Philadelphia Weekly, she admits that she is addicted to sex, and there is a problem....

There is a conflict over whether addiction related to drug abuse is a disease or a choice.

Because relationships, information and gaming are readily available, it is possible for adolescents to become addicted to the internet and what it offers.

Addictive drugs cause dopamine neurons to release dopamine, the pleasure hormone.


"(Drug addiction) is a disease that tells you that you don’t have it.

“The World Health Organization has defined addiction as ‘A state, psychic and sometimes also physical, resulting in the interaction between a living organism and a drug, characterized by behavioral and other responses that always include a compulsion to take the drug on a continuous or periodic basis in order to experience its psychic effects, and sometimes to avoid the discomfort of its absences....

Perry Farrell was the songwriter for Jane’s Addiction.

Coley's addiction stemmed from his childhood where his mother was a speed addict and alcoholic and allowed Coley to do drugs and drink with her throughout his young teens and late adult hood....

As a result, the causes of addiction are still wrapped in obscurity.

This paper will cover what internet addiction is, warning signs of internet addiction, problems caused by internet addiction, who develops internet addiction, preventing and treating internet addiction, and safety guidelines for internet users....

Millions of people around the world are addicted to narcotics....

"An estimated five to ten percent of people who use the Internet can be classified as having a problem." (Ross 2) More than 90 percent of addicts became addicted to two-way communications functions: chat rooms, MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons), news groups, an...

The Disease Model of Addiction.

If you get into illegal drugs, you can get yourself addicted and also you can cause yourself to having bad health issues with your body; and you can lose your family and friends because of you addiction.

The biggest argument is that addiction is a choice not a disease.

Some painkiller addicts – including celebrities such as right-wing radio host, Rush Limbaugh, singer/actress Courtney Love, and “Friends” star Matthew Perry – can obtain a bad reputation for becoming dependent; others simply need them in order to survive their day to day lives.