The Internet has become a fun and useful tool but it can lead to compulsive behaviour. People end up being addicted to online gaming or online porn and end up neglecting other aspects of their lives.
Gaming and Internet addiction is every bit as serious as more "mainstream" addictions like drugs, alcohol or gambling. More importantly, it is just as treatable.
When does a behaviour become an addiction? If you are worried that a loved one might be addicted, call our para-counsellors for advice (all calls are confidential).
If you suspect that your child or teenager suffers from an addiction to the Internet, here are some things other parents have tried with some success:
Don't be afraid to get professional help if you think your child suffers from an Internet addiction. Call our All Addictions helpline about any questions that may arise regarding your loved one's possible addiction.
We will be there to answer your questions when you call 6-RECOVER (6-7326837).