Internet Addiction Center Are You Kidding?

by on 08/21/2009 in Internet, Odd Stuff

The internet has its own intervention for those who are addicted to the internet – that makes up a lot of people. This addiction is larger than any, including substance abuse, but will anyone every go to such a place? I think it’s a crazy idea and money we don’t need to spend.

Fall city, WA near Redmond, which is home to many major computer companies is the new home of the first ever Internet Addiction Center.

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If you feel that you are neglecting more important things because of the internet, you might need their 45-day detox program. The program is very expensive ($17,000), including a $200 application fee. Your insurance company probably won’t pay for this treatment, in fact they would have a chuckle or two.

I am addicted, but I am not spending that kind of cash for someone to isolate me in a room with no computer for X amount of days. I just find this whole idea amusing and I am sure many of you will as well.

What’s next, their own reality show?

If you really need this Internet Addiction Recovery Program than click here.

13 Responses to “Internet Addiction Center Are You Kidding?”

  1. Fool

    Aug 21st, 2009

    Just when you thought you have heard it all, something like this pops up. It goes to prove that if there is a buck to be made it will be. How about one for addicted to watching soaps? My wife may be interested in that one. (I didn’t say that!)
    .-= Fool´s last blog ..Gold Audio Suite is a mighty and handy application to match all you requires with audio data. =-.

    • Frank J

      Aug 21st, 2009

      Fool,

      This made my day when i read it. i had to add my own commentary of course.

  2. BunnygotBlog

    Aug 21st, 2009

    This is funny, what will be next? an Internet Anonymous Message Broad ???
    .-= BunnygotBlog´s last blog ..Working From Home: Coffee – Tea – Or Me =-.

    • Frank J

      Aug 21st, 2009

      Bunny,

      I am still laughing over this.

  3. Gennice

    Aug 21st, 2009

    Actually, I would more likely pay them NOT to heal me from internet addiction!
    .-= Gennice´s last blog ..If Websites Were Like People =-.

  4. Christie

    Aug 21st, 2009

    I wonder if I could get people to pay me $17,000 so that they could come stay with me for 30 days and do all my housework, all my yardwork, plus major renovations? I would bill it as a way to become more fit and youthful, and a rehab from all the “toxins” they had in their lives. ;)
    .-= Christie´s last blog ..When is it worth outsourcing something? =-.

    • Frank J

      Aug 22nd, 2009

      Christie,

      Not a bad idea. 17K is a lot to pay to stay away from the internet.

  5. Hicham

    Aug 23rd, 2009

    C’mon! 17K to recover from Internet Addiction by isolating in a room with no internet connection? Man let them plug off the cable, or cheaper to go to Jail 4 x amont of days 8) Why do people compicate their life :D
    .-= Hicham´s last blog ..Eureka: Egyptian Sidewalk =-.

    • Frank J

      Aug 24th, 2009

      Hicham,

      I hear ya, it’s nonsense!

  6. Mick Rogers

    Aug 25th, 2009

    Well I myself use the share feature…when I am sent or find something of what I consider interesting sites mainly panoramas, images..I may send the odd site to a friend simply because I’m fairly sure they will like it…I too am sick of these spammers with the the thumb up digg reddit..I try to ignore it but no they keep doing it…in the end I just unfriend them…some have the hide to ask again..I don’t know this person is then clicked…I also agree re the toolbar writing to them (no go) then I find I cannot direct message them…they are then deleted…Also I find a lot of these people are from India..a friend I had on SU who left SU of his own free will reckons a lot are from the USA but I’m not so certain..that’s my thoughts on all this…well most of em
    .-= Mick Rogers´s last blog ..Is the world wide web in trouble =-.

    • Frank J

      Aug 25th, 2009

      Mick,

      I have noticed the same. I see many folks from India requesting a friendship and what I observed as well is that they have less than 100 review and 1 subscriber, but their account is at least 6 months old.

  7. Donace

    Sep 5th, 2009

    I spotted this in the papers a few months ago; I thought it was hilarious. Them again it makes sense; the human mind is highly susceptible to addictions so it seems it would make sense.
    .-= Donace´s last blog ..Mafia Wars Collections and Items =-.

    • Frank J

      Sep 5th, 2009

      Donace,

      It still amazes me that we spend money on programs like this.