Addiction

Internet Addiction Hits Russian Teens

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There is much talk about Internet addiction in the United States, but now it appears other countries are affected by it as well.

A report from the Indo Asian News Service said psychologists in Russia believe Internet addiction is starting to hit teenagers in their country.

Recent surveys find that between 5% and 14% of Russians show symptoms of internet addiction.

It is so bad, psychologists say the obsession with the Internet could be on the same level as drug and alcohol addiction.

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The Moscow News reports that officials fear "the country is in danger of being overwhelmed by internet addiction."

Here in the U.S., an estimated 5%-to-10% of Internet users are addicted.