If you are new to ITAA, you may be wondering whether you are an internet and technology addict. We have several questionnaires that can help you identify whether you fit with many of the common patterns and symptoms experienced by other internet and technology addicts:
In addition to the behaviors listed in these questions, many members struggle with television, video games, news, and other behaviors. If you find yourself repeatedly in painful or self-destructive patterns involving the usage of media, screens, or other devices, then ITAA may be able to help you find freedom and relief from what you are experiencing. Newcomers are encouraged to attend 6 meetings within a short period of time to determine whether this program is right for them. Our meetings are based on non-judgmental, compassionate listening, and most meetings have opportunities for newcomers to ask questions.
Compulsive internet and technology use is a condition that strikes both adults and children, sometimes at a young age and sometimes later in life. Like other addictions, it does not discriminate based on age, educational level, race or ethnicity. By damaging our potential, sense of self, and quality of life, our addiction can impair our lives; and by contributing to depression, suicidal tendencies, and other mental health issues, our addiction can be life-threatening. If you feel you may be an addict, we encourage you to seek help and draw on the resources and experience of our fellowship.