In today word we have a constant connection with internet; for example, we pay bills, we file taxes, we get appointments, etc. Those common things made our life easy; however, sometimes internet goes out of control and becomes an addiction.
Internet addiction has the same principle of a drug addiction because both of them online release dopamine into the brain's pleasure centers, resulting in obsessive pleasure-seeking behavior. Moreover, high levels of dopamine lead to high levels of motor activity and impetuous behavior and low levels of dopamine lead slowed reactions.
Addiction changes the brain, first by destabilizing the way it registers pleasure and then by changing other normal drives ;as a result, people with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing and their addiction may reach a point at which it is harmful. Unfortunately in these days the line between healthy internet use and unhealthy interned use is so small that we can fell into an addiction without even know it.
The brain registers all pleasures in the same way, whether they originate with a drug, a kiss, a meal or new tv episode. Dopamine release in the brain on the nucleus accumbens is so consistently tied with pleasure that neuroscientists refer to the region as the brain’s pleasure center. … Consequently, something as simple as our favorite T.V show can get out of hands. How often we go to bed late just because we are watching Netflix, if we only watch one or two episodes is normal but there is a problem when we watch the whole season in one day. Netflix by itself is not a problem, but it could be when a person spend 16 hours or more watching a series and then have cravings to watch the next episode .Also that person could suffer irritability when is distracted from the program and fatigue due to long nights...