Oracle Tips by Burleson
Chapter 3 -
If the answer to either of these questions is
yes, reducing time spent online is advisable. If any combination of
family, friends, school, or work is being significantly affected,
then it is time to seek professional help for ways to reduce that
Kimberly Young, PhD, and Executive Director of
the Center for OnLine Addiction, has a more comprehensive test for
those who believe they may have a problem. This test can be
accessed at, www.netaddiction.com/resources/internet_addiction_test.htm.
An Internet addiction test administered online
may appear paradoxical, like holding a gamblers anonymous meeting in
a casino or an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in a tavern. Yet, in
reality, it is more like passing out information regarding Gamblers
Anonymous to those in a casino, or passing out information regarding
Alcoholics Anonymous to those in a saloon.
Those who think they may be addicted to the web
will more than likely take the test online rather than anywhere
else. Hopefully, if confirmation of addiction is confirmed, they
will seek additional treatment and support for their PIU.
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