Are You An Internet Addict? Find Out If You Belong In ReStart

Are You An Internet Addict? Find Out If You Belong In ReStart

Think you might be an internet addict? If so, I have good news. You can now get the help you need at reStart—the first internet addiction treatment centre of it’s kind in the US. But do you qualify?

Take reStart’s questionnaire to determine whether or not you have a problem:

Signs & Symptoms of Computer & Internet/ Gaming Addiction

(3-4 yes responses suggest abuse; 5 or more suggest addiction)

• Increasing amounts of time spent on computer and internet activities

• Failed attempts to control behavior

• Heightened sense of euphoria while involved in computer and internet activities

• Craving more time on the computer and internet

• Neglecting friends and family

• Feeling restless when not engaged in the activity

• Being dishonest with others

• Computer use interfering with job/school performance

• Feeling guilty, ashamed, anxious, or depressed as a result of behavior

• Changes in sleep patterns

• Physical changes such as weight gain or loss, backaches, headaches, carple tunnel syndrome

• Withdrawing from other pleasurable activities

Developed by Dr. Hilarie Cash, PhD. of Internet and Computer Addiction Services.

How Many Questions Did You Answer “Yes” To?

Help! I’m an internet addict! What can I do? Worry not my friends—reStart’s 45-day, $US14,500 detox program will have you living a better life in no time. Yeah, that’s expensive—but think of how good you will feel to finally be free of Warcraft and Twitter. Plus, the Seattle-based centre looks like a pretty sweet little vacation. [reStart via TechFlash via Crunchgear]