You may have an Internet gaming addiction when you spend so much time playing online games or on the Internet that it affects your daily life. Any device that has internet access can be addictive, such as smartphones or tablets. This problem is most common among young adults.
How does it affect you? If you become addicted to games or using the Internet, your grades could drop, you are unable to go to work, your relationship with family becomes strained, you sleep poorly, you don't feel like eating, and you feel depressed or angry.
Internet/gaming addicts justify their time online with excuses such as: