Adolescent internet addiction is slowly gaining understanding, but it is still misunderstood too frequently. Addictions do not have to involve ingesting a substance in order to be valid. In fact, the natural chemicals released by the brain during internet usage can create a chemical dependency and literal withdrawals when an addict is forcibly separated from the internet. In order to help your addicted adolescent, you must first understand internet addiction and then know where you can turn for help. Read more!