Internet Addiction Disorder
At the present time, the concept of addiction is not exclusively related to the use of substances or drugs. For instance, opiates, alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, benzodiazepines. It goes beyond to include frequently internet addiction or problematic use of internet or technologies. Do you need an internet addiction, gambling addiction or gaming addiction treatment?
Addiction, in general, is associated with non-healthy and hazardous behaviours. These behaviours can become addictive, depending on the strength, assiduity or amount of time and money one invest in carrying them out. It can, on the negative side, seriously interfere with the person’s life. This is the case of internet use, gambling, gaming, etc.
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Factors that may increase risk of internet addiction:
> In the first place, difficulty in facing the problems.
> Second, low self-esteem.
> Third, impulsivity.
> Not to menition, intolerance to unpleasant physical or psychological stimuli, such as pain and sadness.
> Or depressive mood or dysphoria.
> And finally, search for strong feelings, increase predisposition and vulnerability for a person to develop an addiction.
A behaviour becomes addictive when the person:
> loses control of the beginning or end of the behaviour.
> develops an addiction
> disappears the interest in other activities that previously gave him/her pleasure, maintaining the behaviour, despite being aware of its negative consequences.