Has anyone found that when they quit drinking their computer/internet use became more reasonable? I am a hopeless internet addict. I could say that I have to be on the internet for the volunteer work I'm doing, but that doesn't account for all the other time I spend on it, checking stuff on Wikipedia, organizing the huge mass of files I've downloaded, etc.
I do have a part time "in person" job now, but as soon as I get home from work and put stuff away, I'm on the internet straight away as surely as a broken clock is correct twice a day.
I can't possibly watch/listen to everything I've downloaded, but it's free, so how is a person who always wants more supposed to resist?
YouTube is completely off the hook. It already knows what I want before I ask... every obscure thing I can imagine, plenty of stuff I never even thought of or was aware of, and stuff that I thought I would have no hope of ever finding.
There's really no need to pay money for entertainment any more. Camping out, waiting in line and paying top dollar to see a film when it opens at the cinema is God's way of telling you you've got too much money.
Good things come to people who wait.
If you don't have a computer and internet access, that's another story.
I know I've said it before, but last time I Googled internet addiction groups, all I could find were meetings online, which kind of defeats the purpose... like betting someone 100 bucks at a Gamblers Anonymous meeting that (s)he can't go a week without gambling.