Also known as “Crackberry,” this addiction often involves a Blackberry, iPhone, or other mobile device that leaves its user disconnected from the real world. In fact, the addictions can be so severe that users experience symptoms if they go for more than a few minutes without them.
The internet can be a good and healthy tool, as well as way of spending time. When the internet begins to take over your life or you can’t stop thinking about it, you’re on your way to smartphone addiction.
To better understand how to cure an addiction, its important to really understand the behavior and what drives someone to do it. Pornography addiction is very misunderstood. People think it’s all about sex, but that’s not entirely true. While it involves sex, what we are really dealing with are the brain chemicals that are released during the behavior. The “user”, actually gets addicted to the naturally occurring brain chemicals just like he or she would to a drug.
Everything and everybody is online. The internet is the place people go to when they want to connect with friends, book a plane ticket, see a TV show or even get their teeth fixed. Nearly 3 billion people are on the internet world over, and more and more of them are using the internet for almost every activity. The internet is a drug, as it provides quick access and fast information. People are losing patience, and that is where you need to change your gears too.
“Switch-off” your brain after 9 pm, which means switch-off TV / computer / cell phones / video games, which are sending sound & light waves to the brain.
Ok. for the most part, there is probably nothing wrong with what I’ve described above. That is, unless social media is causing you to neglect your relationships or your job. After all, social media can allow people to more effectively engage on topics with other people they may have never met in real life.
These subliminal messages can make you more confident over your fight against addiction. You will realize that the ultimate key to healing is actually you. As long as you are willing to fight it, you can get away with it.
Distract yourself. Do other things to keep yourself busy. Think about what kinds of things you enjoy doing. If you can’t think of anything you like other than the Internet, then try new things. Be careful not to end up with another addiction. Many times people go from one addiction to another. For example, I have seen recovering alcoholics go from drinking to smoking. Remember, an addiction is anything that you feel you must have. It is a compulsive behavior.