1. Once (the alcoholic) gets into treatment, (his or) her life can change radically. Both (the alcoholic and co-alcoholic) can become more alive, truthful, authentic, and happier.2. This healing path takes time, discipline, and faith. The addict and co-alcoholic must come out of their personal and psychological isolation and find allies on the path of healing.3. The family 'enabling' system must also change… the co-alcoholic, must cease trying to get (the alcoholic) to change.4. Rarely can the alcoholic be persuaded that (he or) she needs help. (The alcoholic) begins to change when (he or) she finally realizes that alcohol is wrecking (his or) her life and the lives of those (he or) she loves.
1. Cybersexual addiction: This occurs in individuals who are typically engaged in viewing, downloading and trading online pornography or are involved in adult fantasy role-play chat rooms.2. Cyber-relational addiction: This occurs in people who become overly involved in online relationships or may engage in virtual adultery. Online relationships become more important than real life ones, and marital discord and family instability may result.3. Net compulsions: This subtype includes a broad category of behaviours, including online gambling, shopping or stock trading. Significant financial losses may result, as well as relational and job disruptions.4. Information overload: The World Wide Web has created a new kind of compulsive behaviour that involves excessive web surfing and database searches. These individuals spend a disproportionate amount of time searching for, collecting and organizing information.5. Computer addiction: Most computers come equipped with pre-programmed games and people become addicted to playing them at the cost of work performance or family obligations.