OT..Addiction from a Professional Source

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Registered: 01-15-2006
OT..Addiction from a Professional Source
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Wed, 03-04-2009 - 11:42am
"Is it an addiction?"

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 03-04-2009 - 1:22pm
I think there is some truth to it. I disagree with assigning a certain number of hours engaging in an activity as "addiction". However, I do think that an inability to emotionally cope in the absence of something characterizes dependence, and I do think that we (and our children) are becoming ever more psychologically dependent on electronic communication for our interpersonal fulfillment. If a person's electronic habits impair their ability to function or communicate face-to-face, then yes that is a big problem.
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Registered: 02-05-2009
Wed, 03-04-2009 - 1:27pm

Here's my own personal definition of addiction:


When an activity is participated in or substance

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 03-04-2009 - 2:10pm

yes,i didn't quite get the number of hours thing either.

 

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Registered: 05-09-2006
Thu, 03-05-2009 - 1:02am
Guess Woodie is screwed then. He's a network admin and often spends 10 to 12 hours a day on the internet for months at a time.