For a growing number of people the Internet is an obsession. Heavy Internet users suffer changes in brain function, studies show, similar to those observed in drug abusers. Other research has shown that the withdrawal symptoms can be similar too.
In China, bootcamp-style rehab clinics have started to open up to help addicts conquer their problem. Tao Ran, a psychiatrist and military colonel who runs the Daxing Boot Camp in Beijing, has noticed the similarities between his patients and drug addicts first hand: “It destroys relationships and deteriorates the body without the person knowing. All of them have eyesight and back problems and suffer from eating disorders.”
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