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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:23pm

Ok, ok, I might fall into some of this too...but where is the ICD-9 Code so we can enter Web Detox?  How long before this becomes a diagnosis?  BD 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Surfing the net has become an obsession for many Americans with the majority of U.S. adults feeling they cannot go for a week without going online and one in three giving up friends and sex for the Web. ADVERTISEMENT A survey asked 1,011 American adults how long they would feel OK without going on the Web, to which 15 percent said a just a day or less, 21 percent said a couple of days and another 19 percent said a few days.

Cell phones won out over television in a question asking which device people couldn't go without but the Internet trumped all, regarded as the most necessary.It also found that 20 percent said they spend less time having sex because they are online.

"It is taking away from offline activities, among them having sex, socializing face-to-face, watching TV and reading newspapers and magazines. It cuts into that share," said Mack. "I don't suppose their partners are too pleased about it."

Americans giving up friends, sex for Web life - Yahoo! News

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