Young, Kimberly S.
Title CAUGHT IN THE NET: HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF INTERNET ADDICTION - AND A WINNING STRATEGY FOR RECOVERY.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998, first edition.
Seller ID 22342
248 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0471191590 "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, fal ling 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 a n d b u s i n esses 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 b y an o v er wh el mi ng 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 p oss ibl e? D r. You ng ans wers 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 pla ce for it i n t heir da ily liv es. 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 se rio usly . Fo r me ntal heal th p rofe ssio nals, 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." Lig ht wr inklin g at top o f spi ne, s catte red f aint 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-fol d. V ery Go od/Very Good -