Computer addiction (CA) is an excess, an obcession leading to negative results in your relationship, daily work, finances, and leads to destructive patterns in your life.
Not all work done on computer is addiction.
Even if it takes hours to accomplish.
Remember the destructive aspect and the negative side effects
The orange and red flags that something is going wrong
Like most addictions your will is enslaved.
You have no power of decision any more. You are like a zombie. Scrolling, clicking without any consistency. There is no constructive, nor positive outcome in what you are doing. You are digging a hole without end. And it affects your life and the life of others: health, finances, relationship… just to name a few.
It is a step backwards. An escape from reality . A cover up of emotions. A flee in illusion caused by trauma, boredom, depression. .. And Just like other illnesses there are several levels going from mild to severe
Get rid of CA
The most important is the first step: to recognize you are hooked.
The next steps are actions to reduce your time on line by seeking healthy activities. Keeping limits of use and place.
And if all that does not help: Seek help