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Question by kober_gurl: is there already a research conducted about “freindster addiction?”?

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I can’t seem to find it but, On Thursday December 1st, The New York Times had a lead story in the ThursdayStyles section on internet addiction. The article comes from Redmond, Wash. (home, of course, of Microsoft) and focuses on a therapist who runs “Internet/Computer Addiction Services”.

The therapist specializes in internet addiction disorder, treating people she refers to as “onlineaholics”. And she estimated that approximately 6-10% of the approximately 190,000,000 internet users in this country suffer from this affliction. I must admit that I drink my morning coffee while sitting in front of a computer reading the email that has arrived overnight. But I see the computer just a substitute for the newspaper that I used to read with my coffee twenty years ago.

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Deprogramming China's Youth
'Web Junkie' Is a Harrowing Documentary on China's Internet Addiction Rehab Clinics. 'Web Junkie' takes us inside one of China's 400-plus prison-like rehabilitation centers that seek to deprogram teens that live mostly in virtual reality. WAKE UP …
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What Philip Seymour Hoffman's death tells us about addiction
No one can be cured,” said Dr. Akikur Reza Mohammad, a psychiatrist and addiction-medicine specialist who works as a professor at USC's Keck School of Medicine and is founding chief of Inspire Malibu Treatment Center. “If someone is suffering from …
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Paradigm Malibu Now Provides Gaming and Internet Addiction Treatment for
No matter what an adolescent is suffering from, Paradigm Malibu can be of assistance. "Check out the substance abuse, mental health and treatment programs offered at the Malibu facility as well as the addiction treatment programs. Paradigm Malibu also …
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Treating China's Internet addicts
Treatment for Internet addiction is now available in the U.S. Last September, the country's first inpatient treatment program for Internet addiction opened in Pennsylvania. The program features 10-day treatments beginning with a two-day "digital detox …
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The War Within: Portraits of Vietnam Veterans Fighting Heroin Addiction
Caption from LIFE. "The tears that rolled down Chad Harris's cheeks were partly a symptom of withdrawal: he hadn't had a fix in 14 hours. But he was also crying out of fear that he wouldn't be accepted into the drug treatment program at California's …
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When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines
The initial, in-patient part of the program is held on a property that has a tree house and a garden. (NPR) … Typically, she says, those who come to her facility for help have been gaming from a young age, and the addiction has "been growing over …
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Welcome To Internet Rehab
Welcome to Internet rehab. It's the first inpatient Internet addiction treatment center in the country, located in the Behavioral Health Services unit at Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Many of us have joked at one time or another …
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'Observation care' woes continue
Upon discharge, observation patients can get hit with big bills for rehabilitation care. While Medicare pays for up to 20 days of rehabilitation at a skilled-nursing facility, a patient must spend three consecutive nights in the hospital as an …
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Grayson Council backs treatment facility
Oct. 16, 2013 — Grayson City Council passed a unanimous resolution Tuesday night in support of the construction of a 100-bed inpatient drug rehabilitation facility in Grayson. The center will be managed by Pathways and operated like the Morehead …
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Welcome To Internet Rehab
It's the first inpatient Internet addiction treatment center in the country, located in the Behavioral Health Services unit at Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Many of us have joked at one time or another about being addicted to our …
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Walk For Hunger
Groups are facilitated by professional staff trained to help you or a loved one successfully transition from inpatient treatment back home or into a sober living environment. Aftercare and support following substance abuse treatment is an essential …
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Cyndi Lauper to Perform at Silver Hill Hospital Gala on 11/20
In just a few short years, Silver Hill achieved national recognition as a top tier psychiatric hospital, revered for expert and compassionate treatment for patients struggling with mental illness or addiction. A steadfast adherence to mission – "to …
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Judge metes out maximum sentence in deadly DUI case
Her witness, Lou Ortenzio, also said Smith is someone who could benefit from substance abuse treatment, including an inpatient program. Ortenzio is director of ministries for the Clarksburg Mission and Central West Virginia representative for the …
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