Addiction to the internet and online gaming (2015)

Cyberpsychol Behav. 2005 Apr;8(2):110-3.

Ng BD1, Wiemer-Hastings P.


As computer and Internet use become a staple of everyday life, the potential for overuse is introduced, which may lead to addiction. Research on Internet addiction has shown that users can become addicted to it. Addiction to the Internet shares some of the negative aspects of substance addiction and has been shown to lead to consequences such as failing school, family, and relationship problems.