I thought I'd add some symptoms of when I was addicted to the game. 1/ Id be on computer all the time playing it. I'd miss meals due to playing it.. I'd miss sleep due to playing it. 2/ It was the first thing I thought about when I woke up and I'd get online right away to play. 3/ If I had an interuption during the day so I couldnt play it, it would annoy me eg I'd be annoyed by someone visiting as I just wanted to be online playing the game. If I had to go shopping that would annoy me as I didnt want to leave the game. 4/ I didnt want to go away on holiday without the game, couldnt stand the thought (so actually took it with me). If this is sounding like you but instead of game (insert computer), all I can suggest is going cold turkey for many months... and even then if you get back online after that time, it is very easy to get the same addiction back but do really think about if there is a valid reason for your obsession (eg wanting to know all you can about your medical condition). ............... Im no therapist so only can talk on how an addiction was like for me.. but if you decide you truely do have a computer addiction (rather then maybe a healthy obsession with health etc), if you CANT control yourself on your home computer, maybe if you used library computers (if your library has them), that would allow you to still go online but in a more healthy way (due to the limits placed on those). It seems a pity even if you do have an addiction to completely stop all computer activities esp when you are using it for research. Maybe by that you could do that and retrain yourself for more healthy computer use?