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    yeh, how can you miss a bit of action over internet?? what kind of man are you!
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    Cool, I have the exact same house timer. Anyways, it sounds like you believe you have an addiction (it is subjective). There is nothing wrong with being on the internet forever as long as you are productive or at least not letting it get in the way of things.

    What do you do on the internet? There is a chance you may be addicted to that behavior and not to the internet itself. (Gaming, pr0n, blogging...)

    Perhaps you lost your job, not because of the internet, but because you lose attention. Particularly to what time it is. Maybe it would be wise to set an alarm at 2:00AM or something that you force yourself to go to bed by.

    Another good idea is to break your 15 hour eye-straining, arthritis enducing, ***-soring session into several sessions no longer than, lets say. 3 hours. Chances are you will find something else to do while you are away from the computer and you may get distracted with that instead.

    Anyways, just some ideas.

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    Internet use has been determined to be addictive by some psychologists.
    Internet Addiction Disorder.
    http://www.netaddiction.com/

    http://www.chem.vt.edu/chem-dept/des...rs/ferris.html

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/01/fa...gewanted=print

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interne...ction_disorder

    http://www.kudzumonthly.com/kudzu/jul01/addiction.html

    Much like a gambling addiction, it is a psychological rather than a phsycial addiction like drugs, cigarettes or alcohol.
    Since you have admitted you have an addiction, all be it psychological, you have now begun the first parts of treatment. As with any addiction, you must 1, admit you have a problem, then 2, want to seek help.
    You are now ready for the help.
    I am no doctor or shrink, but let me suggest you seek the help of a professional.

    Don't let others tell you you are full of ****, and don't have a problem. They are fulll of **** otherwise.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorcity
    ...Don't let others tell you you are full of ****, and don't have a problem. They are fulll of **** otherwise...
    I call bull****!!! Any addiction is a matter of will power. No one wants to take responsibility for their own actions anymore. If you know that you spend too much time on the net, then stop doing it. It's all a matter of discipline and clearly a majority of the world does not have any. Be a man, and go outside. Go work on the carpc, do something other than playing Johnny ****around on the net.

    Granted, this is my opinion on subjects such as this and some will not agree, but I'll survive...
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    Disagree. Ever watched someone struggle with alcohol, drug, gambling, or smoking addiction? It's called an addiction precisely because the majority of people can't help themselves and it trivializes the problem when you say they just aren't 'man' enough to pull it together.

    There are a lot of reasons that people become addicted to things. Granted, this one is a little weird, because most of us can pull ourselves away and stop without losing three jobs over it.

    Fusion-one - seek help. If you break your leg, you go to the doctor. If you have an addiction you can't control no matter how hard you try, go see a psychiatrist -one who has a medical degree (don't know how it is up North but in the U.S. psychologists can't prescribe meds).

    Lots of people don't seek psych help because it means 'something is wrong' with their head. Well, there is. You said so yourself. Go see someone about getting it fixed. You could have ADD, some kind of addictive behavior disorder, or who knows what. Sometimes these things come from a chemical imbalance in your brain.

    If you don't have any of those things, great. Get to work on your willpower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by migel628
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte
    ...Ever watched someone struggle with alcohol, drug, gambling, or smoking addiction?
    Why yes I have. My mother is a so-called "Alcoholic." She's too weak to get off the sauce, but I know other people who have done so through proper discipline. So to me, it's all about discipline. If you want to get better, than you will get better. Sometimes you have to man up and take responsibility for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by migel628
    Why yes I have. My mother is a so-called "Alcoholic." She's too weak to get off the sauce, but I know other people who have done so through proper discipline. So to me, it's all about discipline. If you want to get better, than you will get better. Sometimes you have to man up and take responsibility for yourself.
    You are right, in a ****ed up way. Fusion is "maning up" and taking responsibility for his issues. By admitting he has a problem, and wanting help, that to me is being more of a man than you seem to be. Your attitude re: other people and their quote lack of taking responsibility for themselves is horse****. Saying your own mother, the very woman who brought you into this world, is to weak to "get off the sauce" and that she is a "so called" alkie, is more bull****. Your mom needs help, but it is obvious that her son won't be the one to give it.
    Bugbyte hit the nail on the head.
    Now, don't get me wrong, like you said, people do need to have the self control to do or not do the things they do. But, I can tell you from experience that people with addictions have serious problems that require more than telling them to "buck up solder".
    I applaud you for posting such correct information in your sig. You really are a dick.
    I pray for your mom, may God bless her.

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    Back to the sleeping through alarms problem. I had trouble with this when I was working off very little sleep. This gadget works wonders.
    http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products...sp?Item=MEANIE

    Highly suggest it. Cured my problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentloveless
    Back to the sleeping through alarms problem. I had trouble with this when I was working off very little sleep. This gadget works wonders.
    http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products...sp?Item=MEANIE

    Highly suggest it. Cured my problems.
    Damn, that **** is crazy....

    Hmmm, maybe I'll set that up in my room....

    Peace,

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