Over 50 Percent Of You Need Serious Help For a Computer and Internet Addiction

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Yesterday, I asked you to complete a screening questionnaire developed for the reStart Internet Addiction Treatment Center. The results were quite frightening.


According to the data, over 50% of you answered five or more of the questions with a "yes" answer. Okay, I can see that—you are reading a gadget blog after all. But the interesting thing is that the answer with the highest number of responses was a "yes" answer to all twelve questions. Really? All twelve? I mean, these aren't all fluff questions—actually it reads more like "signs you might grow up to be a serial killer." Maybe spending $14,500 on a 45-day program isn't such a bad idea after all.

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