If you find yourself turning FB on the first thing in the morning and it is the last thing you turn off in the evening, you’re addicted to the Internet, more specifically to Facebook. If you find yourself waiting for “just one more” life in order to play “just one more” game, on Facebook, you are addicted. If you constantly peruse the newsfeed having a feeling of maybe missing something, you are addicted. Your addiction to the Internet, more specifically to Facebook, is no different than any other addiction whether it is alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, pornography, food, and the list goes on and on!
It may not be as destructive as the others are but it is just as dangerous causing isolation and true relationships with “living” family and friends to suffer. Certainly, Facebook as become a source of communication, sharing and keeping in contact, but when it becomes obsessive and compulsory, you’ve gone into an area which is dangerous. For many of us, I’m included, we cannot remember life prior to Facebook, or the Internet, and for it to mysteriously be taken away will result having withdrawal complications similar to any substance abuse.