Numbers Don't Lie

Monday, October 30, 2006

If you are reading this, you may be an addict

The United States could be soon filled with Internet addicts (who use Internet to self-medicate) clinically ill as alcoholics, a survey suggested. This survey indicated more than 1/8 U.S. residents showed at least one sign of "problematic Internet use." Most disturbing was the discovery that some people hid their Internet surfing, or went online to cure foul moods in ways that mirrored the way alcoholics use booze. Research indicated that nearly 14% of the survey respondents found it difficult to stay away from the Internet for several days and that slightly more than 12% often remained online longer than expected.



Blogger dcat said...

Yes and the liberals did this test!

7:03 PM

Blogger A Girl From Texas said...

I wouldn't be surprised if this were true.

7:23 PM

Blogger Opinionated said...

too bad, i drink when i'm pissed... while i'm on the net. so what does that make me?

(not really)

12:22 PM

Blogger ithinkearthisheaven said...

just like any other technology , internet has its own disadvantages ... in these days its hard to trust on unknown peoples so internet is acting as medium to fight me lonliness thats it .

1:55 PM

Anonymous Balaam's Ass said...

Yes, i am one of those internet junkies. i have been on here far too long today, and every day. i am at work, supposed to be working. does your survey have a cure?

2:23 PM

Blogger Jen said...

Better to be an internet junkie than be hooked on drugs and alcohol, right?

2:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha. If you are an addict, please visit my blog!

2:44 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a fact that our society looks for alternative forms of escape and entertainment. Instead of spending 8 hrs. in front of TV, which has become difficult due to work shifts, we now spend 8 hrs. in front of the computer, which we can do at work.
Just as I'm doing right now.

3:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a particularly subtle addiction, in the manner of TV. The fact that we're looking at a lighted screen with movement has a mildly hypnotic effect. That's hy people say that they "switch off" when watching TV, even though the ocntent may be quite violent or arousing.

5:03 PM

Blogger baSfsoGp said...

I'd be interested to see the data on what they call people who sit hours in front of a TV.

4:49 AM

Anonymous KZZZK said...


10:57 PM

Blogger Jeans Pants said...

I'm just addicted to the computer, does that count?

12:49 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what the statistics are for the amount of work hours lost to the internet each day? I betcha it's more than 10% of an 8 hour day nation wide.

12:20 PM


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