MVP Health Care Rehab and Internet Addiction Coverage

Most of modern society relies on the Internet for everything from driving directions to research for work or school projects, but for some people access to the World Wide Web is a constant source of angst. For Internet addicts, spending time online has morphed from a pleasurable pastime into something that puts their entire home and professional lives at risk. If this sounds familiar, help is available in the form of your MVP Health Care Internet addiction coverage.

Types of Internet Addiction

 Though your MVP Health Care Internet addiction coverage may recognize all computer and Internet disorders as one and the same, addiction experts recognize that Internet addiction disorder (IAD) actually encompasses a number of different afflictions.

  • Cybersex Addiction – People who are addicted to using the Internet for making and fostering virtual sexual relationships fall into the category of cybersex addiction. This may involve compulsive viewing of pornography, spending time in adult chat rooms, or eschewing actual real-world intimacy in favor of role-play websites or dating sites.
  • Cyber-Relationship Addiction – Cyber-relationship addicts would rather be with their online "friends" than spend time with their real ones. They may constantly be instant messaging or talking in chat rooms or via message boards.
  • Internet-Based Compulsions – All the compulsive behaviors that can be termed addictive in the real world also exist on the Internet, often with much greater accessibility that increased the chance of addiction. These compulsions include gaming, gambling, shopping, auction bidding, or even stock trading.
  • Information Overload – It's odd to think of researching as an addiction, but for some people surfing the Internet for information doesn't end with the first set of search results. Instead, they get caught in an online quagmire, jumping for resource to resource for hours or even days at a time.
  • Computer Addiction – Even when they're not actually connected, Internet addicts can assuage their cravings by obsessively playing computer games or even programming and coding for hours on end.

Treating Your Internet Addiction

The best way to treat Internet addiction is through a comprehensive, multi-faceted plan that addresses not just the compulsive behaviors but also the reasons behind them. By identifying your personal triggers and learning how to set boundaries and redirect negative thought patterns, you can begin to rein in your Internet usage. Your MVP Health Care Internet addiction coverage will introduce you to a number of health care professionals including physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioral counselors, addiction specialists, and more, all of whom will be approaching your care with one common goal: helping you find your way to a better, healthier life, where you control your compulsions instead of the other way around.

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