Internet and Technology Addicts Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship of individuals who support each other in recovering from the problems resulting from compulsive internet and technology use. Their single purpose is to abstain from compulsive internet and technology use and to help others find freedom from the effects of this addiction.
There are various resources on their website for Internet and Technology Addicts. These resources include the following.
- Lists of face to face and online/phone meetings
- Newcomers Guide
- Descriptions of social media and smartphone addiction
- Tools of recovery
- Recovery stories
- and more...
Top Lines, Middle Lines, Bottom Lines
Writing top, middle, and bottom lines is a method for defining sobriety from internet and technology addiction. While we all suffer from a common disease, it expresses itself in different ways for each of us. This exercise can be helpful in charting the map of our own personal addictive behaviors. It is recommended to write these down, and to say them out loud to another member...
It’s important to remember that this is not a method for gaining control over our addiction – in fact, our program is about completely letting go of our attempts to control our addiction. Setting these lines are a practice in self-awareness, of putting language to our experience of addiction. It’s important to not get bogged down in tweaking these lines in search of the perfect system; rather, if you have written out a draft of your lines, it is recommended to turn your attention to the deeper emotional and spiritual tools of our program. As we continue attending meetings, sharing with other members, and working our recovery, our intuition will strengthen, and over time our relationship to sobriety will naturally grow clearer.