The internet is a wonderful tool and spending time online can be very productive for many people when it is used responsibly. When going online makes you feel more comfortable than being with your real-life friends or your partner, or you would rather spend time checking your mobile device than interacting with people face to face, you may have crossed the line into internet addiction. At this point, you are no longer controlling how much time you are spending online; your compulsion to be on the internet is controlling you.
Signs and Symptoms of Internet Addiction
- You lose track of the amount of time you are spending online.
- You are neglecting spending time with your spouse or partner, family and friends because of your online activities.
- You are being dishonest about the amount of time you are spending online.
- You find that you would rather spend time with your online “friends” and relationships than your real-life ones.
- Finishing tasks at home has become an issue due to your internet activities.
- You have or are experiencing physical symptoms like headaches, backaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome due to your online activities.
- Going online has become an outlet for when you feel sad, stressed, guilty or excited.
- You go without sleep so that you can spend more time online.
- You have tried to put a limit on your online activities but have been unsuccessful.
Internet Addiction and your Relationship
Spending too much time online can definitely have a negative effect on your relationship. Your spouse or partner will come to resent the time you are spending online, since you are not “in” your relationship giving it the time and attention that it needs to grow. He or she may have concerns that you are involved with cybercheating. If you are turning away from your partner, you are threatening your relationship, whether someone else is involved or not.
Find Help for Internet Addiction
The Dunes East Hampton OP offers an intensive outpatient treatment program in New York. We provide a personalized program for each client that includes therapies and services that will help you break free from your addiction and improve your personal relationships.
Call us today to find out more about how we can help you.
For people seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction, regaining their health is the ultimate goal. This includes eating well, since recovery nutrition http://theduneseasthampton.com/facility/dunes-cuisine must focus on foods that are attractive as well as nutritious.
The Dunes East Hampton knows that serving its clients a healthy, non-restrictive diet will not only give them the right type and amount of calories for their needs, but seeing selections like lobster, scallops, green leafy vegetables and farm fresh eggs will also give clients a much-needed boost to their self-esteem. This is a source of pleasure that is not derived from chemicals, and that is not lost on clients, either. The recipe listed below is an example of a delicious, nutritious way to enjoy food in recovery.
Lemon Salmon & Tomato Foil Pouch Bake
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (more to taste)
5-6 grape tomatoes, halved
About 6 basil leaves
One 5-ounce filet of salmon (skinless or not)
1/2 spring onion or 1 scallion (optional), finely sliced
1 teaspoon chopped chives
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 475 degrees F. Cut a piece of foil that is large enough for you to place the ingredients on, lift up the edges of the foil, and seal the packet, leaving an inch or two of air space above the fish.
- Working in the center of the piece of foil, make a bed with the basil leaves, keeping one leaf aside. Sprinkle the leaves with a little salt and pepper. Place the salmon on the leaves and season it with salt and pepper as well.
- Put tomatoes on one side of the salmon and grate lemon zest over everything. Scatter spring onion or scallion over the fish and tomatoes. Squirt lemon juice over salmon, then cut two thin slices from the lemon and put them on top of the fish. Top with one or two basil leaves. Sprinkle chopped chives over top and moisten salmon with olive oil.
Seal the foil packet, making sure that it’s airtight and that there is an air space between the fish and the top of its cocoon. Place it on the baking sheet and slide it into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes if you like your fish pink and slightly jiggly in the center; bake two minutes longer if you like it better done.
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