Investigative Report of Internet Addiction

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Investigative Report Of Internet Addiction

Prepared for Dr. Jere Mitchum By Marwan November 4 , 1996

TABLE OF CONTENT

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ...............................................iv
ABSTRACT.............................................................v
INTRODUCTION ........................................................1
Purpose .............................................................1
Growth Of The Internet ..............................................1
THE ADDICTION .......................................................2
What causes it ......................................................2
Symptoms ............................................................3
How To Overcome The Addiction........................................4
The elements of any addiction........................................4
CONCLUSION ..........................................................8
One Last Interesting Question .......................................9
REFERENCES ..........................................................10

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Figures

1. The number of networks connected to the Internet vs. Time.
2. The percentage of the Internet domains
3. Will the equation people = Internet Users be true in 2001?

ABSTRACT

The problem of Internet addiction is not very noticeable now and that's why not many people are taking it seriously, but what these people are failing to see is the connection between the very rapid growth of the Internet and the addiction problem. It is really simple logic the bigger the Internet get the more users will be which will lead to a bigger number of addicts that can have their lives as well as others corrupted by this behavior. The main objective of this paper is to make sure that all reader know and understand what Internet addiction is and how it can be solved or avoided. I can not offer a professional psychiatric solution but I believe if a person knows more about the addiction, the better



References: Elias, M. (7/7/1996) Net overuse called "true addiction", USA Today, pp 1-A. McAllester, M. (5/5/1996), Study says some may be addicted to the Net; Bulldog Edition., Rodgers, J. (1994), Treatments that works, Vol. 27, Psychology Today, pp 34.

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