CAUGHT IN THE NET: HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF INTERNET ADDICTION - AND A WINNING STRATEGY FOR RECOVERY.

By: Young, Kimberly S.

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248 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Internet addiction is real. Like alcoholism, drug addiction, or compulsive gambling, it has devastating effects on the lives of addicts and their families: divorce, job loss, falling productivity at work, failure in school, and, in extreme cases, criminal behavior. The problem has already reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and the number of 'netaholics' continues to grow rapidly as more households and businesses go on-line. (In this book the author) shares the results of her three-year study of Internet abuse. Often using the words of the Internet addicts themselves, she presents the stories of dozens of lives that were shattered by an overwhelming compulsion to surf the Net, play MUD games, or chat with distant and invisible neighbors in the timeless limbo of cyberspace. Why is the Internet so seductive? What are the warning signs of Internet addiction? Is recovery possible? Dr. Young answers these questions and more. She provides a questionnaire to help Net users determine whether they are addicts, and offers concrete steps to help problem users regulate Internet usage and devise a more balanced place for it in their daily lives. For Internet addicts as well as their parents, spouses, friends, and employers, (it) offers guidance on where and how to seek help from counselors, therapists, and other professionals who take this affliction seriously. For mental health professionals, this book provides insights into the nature and causes of Internet addiction and encourages (them) to expand their addiction recovery programs to address the specific problems of Internet addicts." Light wrinkling at top of spine, scattered faint liquid marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, and very light wrinkling along top edge, light water mark at top edge of front panel near flap-fold.

Title: CAUGHT IN THE NET: HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF INTERNET ADDICTION - AND A WINNING STRATEGY FOR RECOVERY.

Author Name: Young, Kimberly S.

Categories: Health & Medicine, Philosophy & Psychology,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1998

ISBN Number: 0471191590

ISBN Number 13: 9780471191599

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 22342

Keywords: Addiction, Addictions, Internet, Computers, Children, College, Cyberaffairs, Relationships, Sex, Employees, Loneliness, Marital, Games, On-line, Pornography, Recovery, Self-esteem, Workplace addicts, Monitoring software, Terminal time warp, Support,