Social Media/Internet Addiction

Discussion in 'Ages 20-24' started by James Mattingly, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. James Mattingly

    James Mattingly New Member

    It feels like I am substituting porn use with internet and social media. It can become intensely compulsive and I hate the feeling of being burned out afterwards. Or maybe that's guilt. Either way, I feel that I can't control it. I'm not sure whether the problem is that it is a filler addiction to porn or that I have nothing to do during the day before work. I have thought of replacing my iPhone with a an old school mobile. But I'm afraid that I will end up moving the addiction to my computer or television.

    I have an inclination that the key is to engage with the world around me. To learn to have compassion for myself. To go to groups such as AA and group therapy where I can share my struggles in life. If I don't have my crutch- will it force me to engage with the world or will I simply implode?

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