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Old 12-06-2012, 05:19 AM   #1 (permalink)

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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That is funny, online meetings for internet addicts.

I know I spend too much time on the computer that I should otherwise spend being productive with exercise, catching up with stuff around the house and socializing. I think it adds to the isolation that drinking did.

The flip-side is it was a life-saver when I was stuck at home with babies and small children, napping, etc... and gave me a social connection where I lacked it. I have made a couple of real friends through a group connected to one of my kids' issues.

It is about balance. But ya, I spend too much time on the computer. Right now I do not care, if it keeps me from drinking.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by renaldo View Post

I can't possibly watch/listen to everything I've downloaded
I don't know about addiction, but do you think what you've written sounds compulsive and obsessive?

Talk to your doctor and see what he has to say.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ha ha renaldo, that gambling joke cracks me up.

Yes I spend too much time online but not as much as I used to. We lost service for 9 days- service interruptus- and that forced me to find other things to do. After a few days of withdrawal I was okay. I prefer having it though as it is a wondrous thing. So now I am on a bit but not in that "lifeline" sense that I had before.
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