Internet addiction as an escapement method: some people overuse the internet just to escape from their problems. Usually those people have other problems that they don’t want to face therefore they use the internet in order to forget about them. In My article psychology self deception i explained how the subconscious mind always comes with neat self deception attempts in order to allow you to escape without feeling guilty. since it would hurt your ego to admit that you want to escape your subconscious mind lets you develop an addiction such as internet addiction in order to let you think that you are not escaping
Why internet addiction is hard to spot
The problem with internet addiction is that it does not appear as dangerous as other types of addiction and this allows it to escape unnoticed in most cases.