CNN -- The Cafferty Files -- 1 August 2008

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CNN -- The Cafferty Files -- 1 August 2008

August 1, 2008

Signs youaEU(tm)re addicted to the Internet?

Posted: 06:41 PM ET

Pat from Lexington, Kentucky writes: 'IaEU(tm)m on CNN.com every weekday by 2PM and I miss you on weekends!'
FROM CNNaEU(tm)s Jack Cafferty:

Before you rush to your computer and onto the Cafferty File blog to write in to us, consider this: you may just be addicted to the Internet.

Medill News Service reports that the Internet has become an out-of-control habit for more and more people. In fact, experts say that Internet addiction is a growing psychological and behavioral problem.

ItaEU(tm)s estimated that 5% to 10% of Americans may be addicted to the Internet aEU" that could mean as many as 30 million people. And, itaEU(tm)s an even bigger problem in other parts of the world. As many as 30% of the people living in China, Korea and Taiwan may be hooked.

The head of an outfit called the aEUoeCenter for Internet Addiction RecoveryaEU says the main kinds of internet addiction are: cybersex, online affairs, online gambling, online gaming, compulsive surfing and eBay addiction. For young people, online gaming is a particular concern.

There are now even special centers to treat this growing problem. Call it Internet rehab. Experts say some patients need 30 to 90 days in-patient treatment, followed by additional care. Like any other addiction, they say it requires lifelong treatment.

There are also nonprofit groups aEU" like aEUoeOnline Gamers AnonymousaEU aEU" meant to help Internet addicts.

HereaEU(tm)s my question to you: How can you tell if youaEU(tm)re becoming addicted to the Internet?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

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...eagerly awaiting the bump

...eagerly awaiting the bump in site traffic James?

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No bump. We've gone

No bump. We've gone mainstream, it would appear. This is a good thing.

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