Internet addiction is defined as any online-related, compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, and one's work environment. Internet addiction has been called Internet dependency and Internet compulsivity. By any name, it is a compulsive behavior that completely dominates the individuals' life. Internet addicts make the Internet a priority more important than family, friends, and work. The Internet becomes the organizing principle of the individuals' lives. They are willing to sacrifice what they cherish most in order to preserve and continue their unhealthy behavior.
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