First US Internet Rehab Center Now Open for Business

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Balgaroo

 

I needed a good laugh today.  Thanks Maximum PC, for lettingme know once again the depths of human stupidity.  

Now I have to go get my online fix, I'm getting the shakes! 

 

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Edisse

 

 Addictions are addictions imo, why a specialized internet one? why not just an all in one rehab centre?

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Axeion

hmm acording to http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2008/11/americans-now-w.html The average U.S. household watched TV for 8 hours and 18 minutes a day from September 2007 to September 2008.but thats not adictive?

at the very least comps or consoles offer some interaction an brain function.any thing done to excess is bad for you.loved their pics with the kid messing with the lap top an they "come on now" an then their "hope" with out side picture from a house thats probly very nice.an all that polin makes me want to puke .alergies,copd,an bad sinuses.

bet they will eventualy try to say video games cause violent problems among us./yawn how drool.

again any thing to excess is bad for you.if they can get that covered threw insurace they will profit for a bit. if not they wount be around for long .im hopeing for the latter.

"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." — Robert E. Howard, The Tower of the Elephant (1933)

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JMG760

What about the people that make money over the internet? What would they say about this!

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Queenof1

Great article. I have to update my twitter, facebook, myspace, yahoo and linked pages with the link. Emailing my mom, sister, aunt, brother, and husband's cousin's friend's roomate. Updating the code on my personal official website, my professional website and my family website. Changing my status on aim, yahoo messenger, windows messenger, icq.

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mesiah

I'm going to sign up, as soon as I am done with this raid.... well, maybe this weekend, the guild has alot of stuff going on this week... lol jk :P

Seriously though, for those who find themselves playing MMOs just a little too much, I recommend watching the documentary "Second Skin" It was on hulu for about a week but they took it down. I believe it is being released on DVD tomorrow. It doesn't exactly paint mmos in a healthy light, but it does give you some perspective.

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mattman059

Addiction Therapy Mafia style: break their thumbs.

 free FTW

 

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JDK

So what do they do?  Teach a person how to become Amish?  Because thats just about what it would take to stay disconnected these days.

Hell, give me the money.  I'll start my own rehab program!

 

Step #1:

Punch yourself in the face 

 

 

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nekollx

 cinsidering what is offerered it almost might make a worthwile vacation. And with tech being so prominent in our lives maybe a break and a head shrinker would help bring somone dangerously imursed down to normal levels but again how do you know what is dangerous?

 

I took their survey and one of their questions was very vague, uptimatly i scored a 3 which they say is "signs of abuse"

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Digital-Storm

Honestly, anyone with 15 grand to blow on therapy, doesn't give a damn if there addicted or not, and even so, they would use the internet to find a way to fix that issue. I would rather watch porn all day than to spend 15g on therapy.

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nekollx

 I'm not adicted i can stop any time!

 

Joking aside how can you really tell a addict, in our increasingly wired world what is the limit? I work (including commute time) a 13 hour day. When i get home i hope on my mmo or favorite steam game. I often work weekeneds and have to be on call. With what little free time i have and having to remain "in touch" i choose to game, or watch movies. But would that make me Wired or Adicted?

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Five teenagers, one alien ghost, a robot, and the fate of the world.

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JohnP

 Crazy statistics about how much some folks play WoW but I was up there. At 57, mostly retired, I would play 10+ hors a day for almost a year. I ended up in physical therapy for my shoulder of my mouse arm.

  The way I did kick it was upped my antidepressant, gave up caffiene, uninstalled WoW and gave my authenticator to my sister. I then started exercising the huge amount of fat off me as I had gained 25 lbs during that year on WoW.

  Been 2 1/2 months now. Bliizcon DID NOT HELP at all, believe me. Also lost 30 lbs just by exercising and not eating at my computer any more.

  There is a need all right. Would I pay $15 grand? No, but if my wife was alive, she would have.

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bingojubes

too bad i can't afford it, even if i show all the signs of an internet addiction. guess i should not have signed up for all of those webcam sites!

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