Young, Kimberly S. Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction and a Winning Strategy for Recovery. John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

Young presents the results of her three-year study of Internet abuse, telling the stories of dozens of lives that were negatively impacted by a compulsion to surf the Net, play MUD games or engage in online chats limbo of Cyberspace. Young addresses questions such as the following:

The book discusses steps that addicted users can take to regulate their Internet use and maintain a more balanced life. It also includes a questionnaire to help readers determine whether they show signs of addiction.

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